College of Pharmacy

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:…

October 13, 2023

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., Named Fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Benjamin Waldrum

Holly Maples

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., a national expert on pediatric infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, was recently named a fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). PIDS is the world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of diseases affecting children. Fellows are those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant…

October 5, 2023

College of Pharmacy Student Chapters Receive National Awards

Benjamin Waldrum

COP SNPhA Team 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy recently received national awards for two of its student organizations — the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. “I am so proud of our students for this well-deserved recognition,” said Ashok Philip, Ph.D., associate dean for student services….

October 3, 2023

NIH Awards UAMS $606,274 to Research Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Kidney Disease

Benjamin Waldrum

Pathak, Jain and Ware

LITTLE ROCK — A team of three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a recent $606,274 grant to investigate how the body’s natural defense mechanisms contribute to cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease. The one-year grant is an administrative supplement to the Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research…

September 12, 2023

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1 Million for Statewide Naloxone Training Program

Benjamin Waldrum

Meghan Breckling

LITTLE ROCK — A $1 million grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to create a statewide program that will educate and train health care providers on ways to prevent death from opioid overdose. The award funds a five-year project…

September 5, 2023

National Cancer Institute Awards UAMS Researcher $1.8 Million to Study Prevention of Major Chemotherapy Complications

Benjamin Waldrum

Amanda Stolarz COP

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., recently received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stolarz, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator on a study…

September 1, 2023

UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2027 Receives White Coats

Benjamin Waldrum

Atasia Thomas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Class of 2027 received their white coats in a ceremony Aug. 25, marking their transition into pharmacy school. The ceremony, held at Connor Performing Arts Center at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, is the first of three milestone events on the students’ path to…

July 28, 2023

Summer Pharmacy Camp Sparks High School Students’ Interest

Benjamin Waldrum

2023 COP Summer Pharmacy Camp

Clinking beakers and tapping scrapers were among the sounds in a large laboratory on a hot summer day at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Little Rock campus. Inside, 29 high school students from around the state focused intently on their work. It was one of several aspects of pharmacy that students learned…

July 24, 2023

College of Pharmacy Welcomes Corneliu Bolbocean, Ph.D.

Benjamin Waldrum

COP Bolbocean

Corneliu Bolbocean, Ph.D., has joined the UAMS College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice’s Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy. Bolbocean, an accomplished researcher and economist, most recently worked at Oxford University in England, where he was a senior researcher in health economics. He is the recipient of Early…

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