College of Pharmacy


March 27, 2024

UAMS’ Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., Elected President of National Accrediting Body for Pharmacy Programs

Benjamin Waldrum

Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D.

Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, was recently elected president of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Stowe was appointed to the ACPE board by the American Association of College of Pharmacy. Her one-year term as president began in January and…


March 20, 2024

UAMS Students Shine in Student Research Day Presentations

Nathan Tidwell

SRD Students

Graduate and professional students, postdoctorate fellows, and medical house staff presented research to faculty and peers during Student Research Day at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Nobel Prize winner Craig C. Mello, Ph.D., spoke as part of the Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Research. A concurrent Student Research…


March 18, 2024

College of Pharmacy Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Third-Year Students

Benjamin Waldrum

2024 COP Pinning Ceremony

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recognized third-year students with commemorative pins at a joint ceremony held March 8, marking the transition to patient care for their final school year. Ceremonies were held on the UAMS Little Rock campus and UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, recognizing a total of 87 students from the College of Pharmacy Class…


March 13, 2024

Pharmacy Students Learn, Make Lasting Memories on International Rotations

Benjamin Waldrum

COP Students in Rome

A hallmark of the fourth and final year of school for UAMS College of Pharmacy students is experiences, where they work alongside pharmacists providing care for real patients. These are primers for the pharmacy world once their education is complete. Some pharmacy students take that a step further, doing elective experiences thousands of miles away…


February 14, 2024

ACT Names College of Pharmacy Student to Inaugural Cohort of Student Scholars

Benjamin Waldrum

Abbi Kidd

The Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) named UAMS College of Pharmacy student Abbi Kidd as part of the inaugural cohort for its Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leaders Program. Kidd is a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). This year, the program…


February 8, 2024

Doctoral Student Development Program At UAMS Granted $1.8 Million

Nathan Tidwell

Antiño Allen and Billy Thomas

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded more than $1.8 million to continue its Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program through 2028. Created in 2009 through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, IMSD’s goal is to increase the number of doctoral graduates from…


February 2, 2024

College of Pharmacy Students Place High at National Competitions

Benjamin Waldrum

COP ACCP Competition 2023

UAMS College of Pharmacy students recently reached two milestones on the national level, ranking high in competitions for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A team of Tori Hoggard, Lexi Jacobus and Dylan Yowell was the national runner-up at the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, held during…


January 25, 2024

UAMS Faculty, Staff Members Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring

Chris Carmody

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman chair in oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, gives a presentation as part of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Grand Rounds leadership series.

UAMS honored nine faculty and staff members during a Jan. 17 ceremony that acknowledged their commitment to the mentorship of colleagues and students. 


November 16, 2023

College of Pharmacy’s First Black Female Graduate: Experiences “Just Made Me Stronger”

Benjamin Waldrum

Sharon Thomas in 1975

Sharon D. Thomas-Harris, P.D., COP ’76, initially wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a pharmacist, but once she made her decision, she followed through. The UAMS College of Pharmacy’s first Black female graduate persevered despite discrimination. Today, she’s still working and passing her knowledge down to the next generation. “I can’t believe I’ve been…


October 18, 2023

New Pharmacy Scholarships for 2023 Highlight Perseverance, Service

Benjamin Waldrum

Masked COP Students

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy acknowledged graduating classes past and present this year with the creation of three new scholarships. They recognize the unique contributions of each class and will help support students in the future. Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., announced in April the creation of three new scholarships:…



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