College of Pharmacy

June 28, 2019

College of Pharmacy Students Set to Trailblaze New UAMS-Thailand Exchange

Ben Boulden

Schwanda Flowers, Pharm.D., far left, visits with faculty at Silpakorn University in Thailand.

Three UAMS College of Pharmacy students in September will encounter diseases seldom seen in Arkansas and will become pioneers, the first in their college to do a clinical rotation at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. “Thailand has more tropical diseases that students here would never see in the U.S. They may learn and see that…

May 20, 2019

UAMS Graduates 864 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Sharanda Williams (center), director of Academic Affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine, stands as marshal with students ready to receive their diplomas.

Degrees and certificates were awarded to 864 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 18 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 165 in the College of Medicine, 229 in the College of Nursing, 111 in the College of…

May 9, 2019

UAMS Establishes Center for Dietary Supplements Research

Ashley McNatt


A new center to provide regulatory agencies, industry and the public with credible information and assessments related to the safety of dietary supplements has been established by the colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

February 6, 2019

National Association CEO Praises Arkansas Pharmacy Leadership

Ben Boulden

Doug Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, visits with the leaders of the UAMS College of Pharmacy's NCPA Student Chapter.

Feb. 6, 2019 | What makes Arkansas and Arkansas pharmacy unique among all other states are the personal and professional relationships that make up its strong social networks, said Doug Hoey, MBA. “You have familial-like connections between the school, the state board, the state association and the national association,” he said. “You don’t necessarily have…

January 15, 2019

Schwanda Flowers, Pharm. D., Appointed UAMS College of Pharmacy Interim Dean

Ben Boulden

Schwanda Flowers

Schwanda Flowers, Pharm. D., has been named interim dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. She is the college’s associate dean for administrative and academic affairs.

September 10, 2018

College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

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

Benjamin Waldrum

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

Ben Boulden

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

Yavonda Chase

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

Ben Boulden

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…

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