College of Pharmacy


September 21, 2020

David Caldwell, Pharm.D., Chosen for National Pharmacy Leadership Program

Ben Boulden

David Caldwell

LITTLE ROCK — David Caldwell, Pharm.D, of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for its Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Caldwell, the new associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Pharmacy, was one of 24 members…


September 18, 2020

Pharmacy Senior from Bahamas Finds Family at UAMS

Amy Widner

Byron Johnson at the podium

Fourth-year pharmacy student Byron Johnson found more than an education at UAMS, he found family. Johnson told his story to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, which oversees UAMS, at its September meeting. Johnson is from Freeport, Bahamas, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. His aunt and cousin died, and…


Diverse College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Ashlyn Tedder, left, smiles as a family member of a first-year College of Pharmacy student assists her in putting on her white coat. Tedder is a third-year pharmacy student and the president of the UAMS Chapter of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 donned white coats Sept. 5 in a virtual ceremony that still honored the right of passage signifying a pharmacy student’s transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. This year’s annual White Coat Ceremony, had one of the highest percentages of underrepresented minorities in the college’s history, nearly…


August 31, 2020

Marsha Crader, Pharm.D., Named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Ben Boulden

Marsha Crader, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Marsha Crader, Pharm.D., recently was named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in recognition of her excellence in pharmacy practice. Crader is an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice. Crader earned her doctorate in pharmacy in…


August 19, 2020

Twins Prepare for 2021 Olympics, First-Year as College of Pharmacy Students

Ben Boulden

Lexi Jacobus just before she pole valuts while competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

Twin sisters and pole vaulters Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus are familiar with hurtling through mid-air, but they aren’t used to the feeling like they are suspended in it. Like so many people throughout the world with plans affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic, they had anticipated starting as first-year UAMS College of Pharmacy students…


August 14, 2020

UAMS College of Pharmacy Ranked among Top Pharmacy Colleges

Ben Boulden

Best Grad Schools -- U.S. News

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the best colleges of pharmacy nationwide, ranking 31st among 134 total colleges in the magazine’s 2020 list. “What makes the College of Pharmacy special is its people. The hard work and passion its faculty and students have…


August 12, 2020

Lanita White, Pharm.D., Named to Diversity Task Force of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Ben Boulden

Lanita White, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Lanita White, Pharm.D., recently was selected by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to serve on its ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. White is an assistant dean for student affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Starting this month, the 18-member…


August 10, 2020

Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma to Meet Challenging Year Head On; New Members Named

Ben Boulden

Madison Green, left, and Michael Kramer

Just as most classes at UAMS are moving online to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 global pandemic, College of Pharmacy student organizations are going to connect students together as much as possible with technology, too. Madison Green is the new president of the college’s Beta Iota Chapter of The Rho Chi Honor Society. The…


July 27, 2020

UAMS-HBCUs Partner to Increase Minorities in Health Care, Address Health Disparities, Physician Shortages

Amy Widner

Combined photo of people in story

UAPB alumna Amanda Winston just took the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this summer, taking a definitive step toward a career goal she has had in mind since she was a kid in Pine Bluff: becoming a doctor. “As far back as I can remember, I’ve had an interest in medicine,” said Winston, who just…


July 24, 2020

College of Pharmacy Faculty Promoted, Celebrated

Ben Boulden

Melanie Reinhardt and Lanita White

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently announced the promotions of two faculty members: Lanita White, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. “Dr. White’s quality of teaching is evidenced by her development of the…



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