College of Pharmacy


September 10, 2018

College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 Dons White Coats

After receiving their white coats, members of the College of Pharmacy's Class of 2022 recite the Student Pledge of Professionalism.

Sept. 10, 2018 | The first year at the College of Pharmacy presents challenges beyond rigorous schoolwork. It begins the process of choosing between multiple career paths in the profession, Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., said Aug. 24 at the White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2022. An assistant professor in the…


September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.


August 7, 2018

Pharmacy Dean, Professor Visit to Bolivia, Plan for Exchange Program

Cesar Compadre, left, and Dean Keith Olsen examine and discuss a medicinal plant growing in the Bolivian countryside.

Aug. 2, 2018 | Before a meaningful exchange can take place between people, connections must be made, and earlier this summer, the UAMS College of Pharmacy made them in Bolivia. Both the college’s Dean Keith Olsen, Pharm.D., and Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., professor in the college’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and stayed…


July 2, 2018

Pharmacy Students Create Drug-Counseling Videos for YouTube

College of Pharmacy students Zach Smith (center) and Matt Garner (right) played major roles in the creation of dozens of YouTube videos containing pharmacist-level drug counseling for patients. Seth Heldenbrand, Pharm.D., (left) the college’s associate dean of experiential education, conceived and oversaw the project.

July 2, 2018 | It all started with a visit to a local pharmacy.

Seth Heldenbrand, Pharm.D., the College of Pharmacy’s associate dean of experiential education and an associate professor, was picking up a new prescription and noticed that with a simple click of a box he had opted out of drug counseling by the pharmacist.


June 25, 2018

Camp Shows Undergraduates Diversity of Pharmacy Career Paths

During the 12th annual Pharmacy Camp organized by the UAMS College of Pharmacy, the 23 students, seen here along with their counselors, learned about the wide range of careers open to them in the profession.

June 25, 2018 | For a dozen years, Pharmacy Camp at the UAMS College of Pharmacy has been creating uncommon experiences for 17- and 18-year-olds and efficiently compressing them all into a few days. “I could’ve spent the whole summer shadowing pharmacists here and there, but this put everything into one week and I was…


April 24, 2018

UAMS College of Pharmacy Professor First Arkansan to Serve as American Pharmacists Association President

Nikki Hilliard

Nicki Hilliard, Pharm. D., a pharmacy professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently became the first Arkansan to serve as president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest pharmacy professional organization, for the 2018-2019 term. Hilliard is a professor in the College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice. After serving…