College of Pharmacy

September 1, 2021

Grant Funds Interprofessional Training to Combat Opioid Overdose

Yavonda Chase

Grant funds will support the development and evaluation of a curriculum for administration of naloxone, used to counteract the effects of opioid overdose.

Researchers from the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program are combining efforts to battle the opioid epidemic through overdose education.

August 26, 2021

Alumna Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., Returns to College of Pharmacy as Associate Professor

Karmen Robinson

Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., MPH.

College of Pharmacy alumna Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP, has joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice as an associate professor. Murphy returns to UAMS after most recently serving as an associate professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy since 2012. “I’m very excited. Coming back to UAMS and coming back home was always the…

August 24, 2021

New Pharmacy Students Mask Up For First In-Person Orientation in Two Years

Karmen Robinson

First-year students in the College of Pharmacy wait to begin their first day of orientation on Aug. 2, 2021.

Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., of the UAMS College of Pharmacy let out a sigh of relief before she officially greeted the Class of 2025 at the college’s first in-person orientation in two years. Her sigh represented the long-anticipated return of face-to-face classes and events. “This is amazing. My jaw is dropped if you can’t see…

August 19, 2021

UAMS Researcher Leading $3.1 Million Preschool Intervention to Reduce Obesity and Cancer in Arkansas, Louisiana

David Robinson

Taren Swindle, Ph.D., here visiting a Head Start classroom in 2019, is leading the NCI-funded study that aims to improve diets in early care and education settings.

UAMS is leading a major new effort to reduce cancer by addressing eating habits in early childcare and education settings. The project, led by UAMS’ Taren Swindle, Ph.D., will reach about 5,000 children and 500 teachers across Arkansas and Louisiana.

August 16, 2021

UAMS’ Lanita White, Pharm.D., Chosen for National Pharmacy Leadership Program

Karmen Robinson

Lanita White, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Lanita White, Pharm.D., of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been selected to the Academic Leadership Fellows Program by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

August 11, 2021

College of Pharmacy Welcomes Students to NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy

Karmen Robinson

Pharmacy students work on their group business plan during the NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy hosted its third NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy on the Little Rock campus with 29 fully vaccinated students from 19 states.

August 4, 2021

First Virtual Pharmacy Camp Casts Wide Net, Sees Highest Participation

Karmen Robinson

High school students prepare for their first day of the UAMS Pharmacy Camp conducted by the UAMS College of Pharmacy on June 7, 2021.

Normally offered only to high school juniors and seniors, the UAMS College of Pharmacy hosted its 14th Pharmacy Camp in June and welcomed all high school students in grades 9-12 for the first time.

June 22, 2021

UAMS Welcomes 15 Students to New Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med, Public Health Program

Linda Satter

Fourteen of the 15 Public Health Scholars.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has welcomed 15 students comprising the inaugural class of a post-baccalaureate pre-med program called Medical Scholars in Public Health. The program is a collaboration between the UAMS colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacy. The 15 students who began classes May 24 were chosen…

June 11, 2021

Pharmacy Celebrates 105 Graduates in Virtual Convocation

Karmen Robinson

Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., and Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., announce graduates as they are hooded virtually by family and friends during the College of Pharmacy Seniors Honors & Awards Ceremony on May 14, 2021.

The Class of 2021 trekked a challenging road on the journey to graduation, and the graduates marked their path with perseverance and determination during an ongoing period of uncertainty. Speakers made it clear this class would leave a legacy of resilience, as the College of Pharmacy celebrated its 105 graduates during the virtual Senior Honors…

June 8, 2021

College of Pharmacy Inducts 19 Students and Faculty Members into Prestigious National Honor Society

Karmen Robinson

Third-year student and Beta Iota chapter president Madison Green delivers welcome to initiates and attendees during The Rho Chi Society induction ceremony held virtually April 9, 2021.

The College of Pharmacy inducted 17 students and two faculty members into The Rho Chi National Honor Society during a virtual ceremony April 9. Membership into The Rho Chi Society is the highest academic achievement in pharmacy and recognizes students in the top 20% of their entering class, in addition to faculty members selected by…

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