College of Pharmacy

March 15, 2023

College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Receives Prestigious AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Benjamin Waldrum

Soumiya Pal

Soumiya Pal, M.Sc., a Ph.D. candidate in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, likes to dream big. Recently, a dream that seemed out of reach finally came true, when he was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The one-year fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance and project support totaling $32,553. According to the…

January 31, 2023

FDA Fellowship Helps Guide Pharmacy Student’s Path Forward

Benjamin Waldrum

Szarria Thomas

Szarria Thomas loves working with geriatric patients. The Class of 2025 College of Pharmacy student looks forward to a career where she can provide exceptional care and knowledge to the geriatric community, and her pursuit of a pharmacy education is a big step towards that future. Last year, Thomas was one of four students nationwide…

November 28, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy Professor a Principal Investigator on $1.8 Million, NIH-Funded COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Benjamin Waldrum

Geoffrey Curran

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., is a principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project aimed at addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural areas. The project, titled “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Community Pharmacies Reducing Disparities Through an Implementation…

November 18, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy Named 2022 AAPS Student Chapter of the Year

Benjamin Waldrum


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy continues to receive national recognition for its student organizations, with the college receiving the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ (AAPS) Student Chapter of the Year award at the organization’s annual PharmSci 360 meeting, held Oct. 16-19 in Boston. Each year, AAPS recognizes student chapters…

November 2, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy Students Organize 2nd Annual Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Benjamin Waldrum

Maria Neal, Ainsley Moran

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy students donned scrubs and blue surgical gloves Oct. 17 as volunteers for a good cause: registering possible bone marrow donors for patients in need of lifesaving care. It was part of the second annual Be the Match donor registration event put on by UAMS students….

November 1, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Megan Smith, Pharm.D., Receives NCPA’s 2022 National Preceptor of the Year Award

Benjamin Waldrum

Megan Smith

LITTLE ROCK — Megan Smith, Pharm.D., an assistant professor of pharmacy practice for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, received the 2022 National Preceptor of the Year Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation as part of its annual convention, held Oct. 1-4 in Kansas City. The award…

October 27, 2022

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Arkansas Breast Cancer Research 25th Anniversary Grants

Marty Trieschmann

Four faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been awarded grants from the Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program to further their breast cancer studies

The Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program is celebrating its 25th year of funding breakthrough research by Arkansas scientists studying breast cancer. Since the program’s inception in 1997 with the passage of The Arkansas Breast Cancer Act, the annual grants program has awarded nearly $10 million in direct research support. UAMS administers the program. “Twenty-five years…

October 19, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy Student Team Wins Third Consecutive National Business Plan Competition

Benjamin Waldrum

Caraway, Howard, Lindsey Cooper, Tanner Cooper

LITTLE ROCK — A team of student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 19th annual National Community Pharmacy Association’s (NCPA) Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. With this year’s win at nationals, the college became the first to win three…

October 5, 2022

Small-Town Arkansas Roots Run Deep for College of Pharmacy Alumnus

Benjamin Waldrum

Lenora Newsome

Lenora Newsome, P.D., COP ’80, has had a distinguished career as a pharmacist, and she’s not done yet. She’s seen the profession evolve significantly over the years and now helps shape where pharmacy is headed next through her positions on state and national boards. However, a pharmacy career wasn’t initially on her radar. At first,…

October 4, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students Refine Their Skills in Graduate Program

Benjamin Waldrum

Godwin, Smith, Koonce

The UAMS College of Pharmacy continues to evolve along with the pharmacy profession itself, and its students are reaping the benefits of a more diverse pharmacy education. One area where this diverse education is evident is the college’s Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy or “PEP” track, which offers a master’s degree and a Ph.D. focused on…

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