College of Pharmacy


August 15, 2022

UAMS’ Ashley Nemec-Bakk, Ph.D., Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship for Space Health Research

Benjamin Waldrum

Ashley Nemec-Bakk

Ashley Nemec-Bakk, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Division of Radiation Health and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is one of three researchers nationwide to receive a postdoctoral fellowship from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine. TRISH is backed by NASA’s Human Research Program, with…


August 9, 2022

Students Receive Hands-On Learning at First In-Person Pharmacy Camp Since 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

pharmacy camp 1

Twenty-eight 17- and 18-year olds from Arkansas and Texas received a condensed pharmacy education over three days in June at Pharmacy Camp at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Camp was held at the UAMS Little Rock campus annually for more than a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic required…


June 27, 2022

Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists: Seasoned Pharmacy Owners Invest in Young Professionals

Benjamin Waldrum

Bench Harvey Tollett Middleton Caldwell

As modern health care continues to evolve, pharmacies are needed more than ever. Community pharmacies, particularly in small communities, are increasingly relied upon for a host of services beyond managing prescriptions. More pharmacies are needed in more places, and fresh UAMS College of Pharmacy (COP) graduates are rushing to fill that gap. The college maintains…


June 14, 2022

Twin Pharmacy Students Inducted into Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame

Benjamin Waldrum

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus have a lot in common: they’re twin sisters, champion pole vaulters and College of Pharmacy students. Now, they can add “hall of famers” to that list. The sisters were enshrined June 3 as part of the 27th class of the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame, at a ceremony…


May 26, 2022

Pharmacy Honors 92 Graduates at First In-Person Convocation in Three Years

Benjamin Waldrum

The College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 recites the Oath of a Pharmacist at their May 20 convocation.

After four long years of study, along with a pandemic, the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 donned their regalia May 20 with a mixture of joy and relief.


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…


Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Benjamin Waldrum

Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D. He will pursue research opportunities in Ireland. The grant is a reflection of Curran’s leadership and contributions to society, according to the Fulbright…


May 19, 2022

29 College of Pharmacy Seniors, Alumni Match to Residencies Nationwide

Benjamin Waldrum

Anna DeLoach

Twenty-nine UAMS College of Pharmacy seniors smiled for the camera as they announced their residency postings at a virtual ceremony held May 10. Through a live Zoom feed shared on social media, students shared their news on their residencies and congratulated each other for their hard work. At the conclusion of their Pharm.D. training, students…


May 16, 2022

College of Pharmacy’s Jeffrey Cook, Pharm.D., MBA, Named AACP Master Preceptor

Benjamin Waldrum

Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey Cook, Pharm.D., MBA, chief pharmacy officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and assistant dean for the UAMS College of Pharmacy, has been named a master preceptor by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Cook is one of only three master preceptors nationwide to be recognized this year. The…


May 9, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students, Alumni Receive Awards at APhA Annual Meeting

Benjamin Waldrum

APhA-ASP 2022 Chapter of the Year

UAMS College of Pharmacy students and alumni received awards from the American Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting this year. “These recognitions are noteworthy accomplishments,” said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “These awards are a testament to the legacy of UAMS student pharmacists and pharmacists. There is a strong track…



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