College of Pharmacy


August 4, 2021

First Virtual Pharmacy Camp Casts Wide Net, Sees Highest Participation

Karmen Robinson

High school students prepare for their first day of the UAMS Pharmacy Camp conducted by the UAMS College of Pharmacy on June 7, 2021.

Normally offered only to high school juniors and seniors, the UAMS College of Pharmacy hosted its 14th Pharmacy Camp in June and welcomed all high school students in grades 9-12 for the first time.


June 22, 2021

UAMS Welcomes 15 Students to New Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med, Public Health Program

Linda Satter

Fourteen of the 15 Public Health Scholars.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has welcomed 15 students comprising the inaugural class of a post-baccalaureate pre-med program called Medical Scholars in Public Health. The program is a collaboration between the UAMS colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacy. The 15 students who began classes May 24 were chosen…


June 11, 2021

Pharmacy Celebrates 105 Graduates in Virtual Convocation

Karmen Robinson

Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., and Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., announce graduates as they are hooded virtually by family and friends during the College of Pharmacy Seniors Honors & Awards Ceremony on May 14, 2021.

The Class of 2021 trekked a challenging road on the journey to graduation, and the graduates marked their path with perseverance and determination during an ongoing period of uncertainty. Speakers made it clear this class would leave a legacy of resilience, as the College of Pharmacy celebrated its 105 graduates during the virtual Senior Honors…


June 8, 2021

College of Pharmacy Inducts 19 Students and Faculty Members into Prestigious National Honor Society

Karmen Robinson

Third-year student and Beta Iota chapter president Madison Green delivers welcome to initiates and attendees during The Rho Chi Society induction ceremony held virtually April 9, 2021.

The College of Pharmacy inducted 17 students and two faculty members into The Rho Chi National Honor Society during a virtual ceremony April 9. Membership into The Rho Chi Society is the highest academic achievement in pharmacy and recognizes students in the top 20% of their entering class, in addition to faculty members selected by…


May 25, 2021

Student Pharmacists Garner 3 National Awards from American Pharmacists Association

Karmen Robinson

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., and then-P3 student Kathryn Barfield demonstrate blood glucose testing with KATV on behalf of APhA Operation Diabetes on November 14, 2019.

The Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) at UAMS received three national awards for its work in communities throughout the state. The Division AA Chapter Achievement Award topped the list of honors for the UAMS chapter of APhA-ASP, and the group also earned National First Runner-Up accolades in two patient care projects: Operation Diabetes and Operation…


May 15, 2021

UAMS Graduates 936 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

College of Pharmacy faculty present candidates for graduation as students attend remotely.

LITTLE ROCK – Degrees and certificates were conferred to 936 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held; however, the various colleges held independent virtual commemorations this month. Degrees were awarded to 177 in the College…


May 11, 2021

UAMS Cancer Researcher Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., Awarded $1.27 Million Grant

Linda Haymes

Hong-yu Li, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., a researcher with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received a five-year, $1,265,834 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to work toward developing treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia patients. Li, a professor…


May 4, 2021

College of Pharmacy Celebrates 35 Students in Match Day Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Assistant professor Megan Smith, Pharm.D., welcomes students to the virtual Postgraduate Match Day Ceremony on April 27.

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recognized 35 students who will continue their education in postgraduate residencies and graduate programs. Twenty-four students will head to first-year residency programs (PGY1), 10 will continue their residencies in second-year programs (PGY2) and one will begin a Ph.D. program. “This year, the…


April 29, 2021

College of Pharmacy Recognizes Student Achievement with Virtual Awards Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., thanks donors and congratulates scholarship recipients during the College of Pharmacy's Virtual Student Awards Ceremony on April 7.

Students in the College of Pharmacy (COP) completed applications, wrote essays and participated in interviews, all while managing a challenging academic course load during a global pandemic. On April 7, pharmacy students collectively received more than 100 scholarships and awards during the college’s Virtual Student Awards Ceremony. “The applications and essays this year were phenomenal,…


April 23, 2021

College of Pharmacy Celebrates Third-Year Students at Pinning Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Third-year students in the College of Pharmacy gather for the 18th annual Academy of Student Pharmacists Professional Pinning Ceremony on March 4. The pinning ceremony marks their transition from didactic coursework to practice experience.

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) honored 95 third-year students during its 18th annual Academy of Student Pharmacists Professional Pinning Ceremony on March 4. At the virtual ceremony, the Class of 2022 received pins to signify their transition from in-class instruction to direct patient care as they enter…



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