College of Pharmacy


May 9, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students, Alumni Receive Awards at APhA Annual Meeting

Benjamin Waldrum

APhA-ASP 2022 Chapter of the Year

UAMS College of Pharmacy students and alumni received awards from the American Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting this year. “These recognitions are noteworthy accomplishments,” said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “These awards are a testament to the legacy of UAMS student pharmacists and pharmacists. There is a strong track…


May 4, 2022

Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., Named College of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean of Student Services

Benjamin Waldrum

Ashok Philip

Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., has been named associate dean of student services for the UAMS College of Pharmacy. This is a critical role for the college, with the dual responsibilities of keeping the student community supported and connected as well as leading the recruitment efforts to bring highly qualified students to the pharmacy profession. “Ashok…


May 2, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Doctoral Program Reaccredited Through 2030

Benjamin Waldrum

Cindy Stowe

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has granted continued accreditation to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). ACPE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy. ACPE…


April 21, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students Receive Scholarships at Awards Ceremony

Benjamin Waldrum

McKenzie Koch

Students in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Pharmacy collectively received more than 80 scholarships at the college’s Student Awards Ceremony, held April 6. “All students honored here today have worked exceptionally hard to meet the criteria established to earn these awards and scholarships,” said Brendan Frett, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair…


April 18, 2022

UAMS Invests Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., in Inaugural Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation

Benjamin Waldrum

Geoffrey Curran with Cindy Stowe and Cam Patterson

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invested Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., in the inaugural Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation on April 14. “Implementation science helps pharmacists work at the top of their license and deliver more evidence-based practices and life-saving treatments to more people,” said Curran. “This chair will be extremely helpful…


April 12, 2022

Building a Coalition of Change — One Pharmacy at a Time

Benjamin Waldrum

Megan Smith

Pharmacies nationwide are in the midst of a transformation, balancing their duties dispensing medicine while increasing the services they provide for patients. However, even as the profession has evolved significantly, there are still many additional opportunities for pharmacists to impact the health and well-being of their communities. It’s transformation that Megan Smith, Pharm.D., an assistant…


March 28, 2022

College of Pharmacy Class of 2023 Receives Pins, Transitions to Patient Care

Benjamin Waldrum

COP third year students

The UAMS College of Pharmacy held its annual Academy of Student Pharmacists Professional Pinning Ceremony on March 4, celebrating third-year students as they transition from in-class instruction to direct patient care for their final year of pharmacy school. After two years of virtual festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students masked up and gathered in…


March 24, 2022

College of Pharmacy Researcher, Co-Authors Win 2021 Best Paper Award

Benjamin Waldrum

Benjamin Teeter

Benjamin Teeter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, and his collaborators won the 2021 Best Paper Award in Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy (ERCSP). The publication, “Perceptions of HPV Vaccination and Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration Models to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates,” is part of a growing body of research into implementing…


March 16, 2022

Study Puts More Than 50 UAMS Faculty Among Top 2% of Influential Researchers

David Robinson

Shuk Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said the lengthy list of influential UAMS faculty is a testament to the institution’s high priority for research.

LITTLE ROCK — A study by Stanford University lists over 50 current and retired UAMS faculty among the top 2% of most influential researchers. The study is based on an analysis of Scopus, the largest database of peer-reviewed research literature. To determine the most influential researchers, the study authors used a combination of citation metrics…


February 28, 2022

Four New Pharmacy Scholarships Created in 2021

Benjamin Waldrum

achor hall pynes groves

Scholarships are just as much about the stories of who inspired them as they are the stories of future pharmacists that they help. This past year, the UAMS College of Pharmacy received four new scholarships from generous donors of various backgrounds.



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