College of Pharmacy

February 28, 2022

Four New Pharmacy Scholarships Created in 2021

Benjamin Waldrum

achor hall pynes groves

Scholarships are just as much about the stories of who inspired them as they are the stories of future pharmacists that they help. This past year, the UAMS College of Pharmacy received four new scholarships from generous donors of various backgrounds.

February 23, 2022

Husband-And-Wife Pharmacist Duo “Shows Up” for Patients, Students

Benjamin Waldrum


Pharmacy has truly been a labor of love for UAMS College of Pharmacy alumni Brandon Achor, Pharm.D., (COP ’15) and Kaley Scott Achor, Pharm.D. (COP ’17). After all, how many couples can claim a community pharmacy as the place they got engaged? The two met as co-workers at Argenta Drug Co. in North Little Rock,…

February 17, 2022

Marty Perry, Ph.D., Receives Volunteer Award from American Chemical Society

Benjamin Waldrum

Marty Perry

Marty Perry, Ph.D., associate professor and vice chair for professional education in the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently received the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service for his longtime involvement with the American Chemical Society (ACS). “Dr. Perry is much deserving of this recognition,” said College of Pharmacy Dean…

February 3, 2022

Make It Five: UAMS College of Pharmacy Business Plan Team Wins Nationals Again

Benjamin Waldrum

Kramer, Le, Foshee, Lam

Once again, the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s business plan team has set a record, winning back-to-back national competitions — the first time ever for any college. It’s the fifth time in nine years that a team from UAMS has won the National Community Pharmacy Association’s (NCPA) Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Teams…

January 21, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students Achieve ASHP-SSHP Recognition for 2021-2022

Benjamin Waldrum

Callie Clement and Madeline Malloy

UAMS College of Pharmacy students are again among the best. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently acknowledged the drive and effectiveness of the UAMS Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) with its ASHP-SSHP Recognition for 2021-22. ASHP-SSHP recognition acknowledges that student organizations provide opportunities to learn about and prepare for careers in health-system…

December 2, 2021

Students Chosen for Geriatric Student Scholars Program

Vanessa Lee

The 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars (from left) Anna Harrison (CHP), Gale Menotti (COP), Erica Dewey (COM) and Tenia Marshall (CON).

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has chosen students for its 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars Program.

October 20, 2021

COP’s Johnson elected to Executive Committee of American Pharmacists Association Academy

Karmen Robinson

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., an assistant professor for the UAMS College of Pharmacy, has been elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., was recently elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management – one of three academies within the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

October 7, 2021

College of Pharmacy Class of 2025 Dons White Coats During Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Students from the College of Pharmacy Class of 2025 wait to don their white coats.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recognized the entering Class of 2025 during its 19th annual White Coat Ceremony. The Arkansas Pharmacists Association has sponsored the event since 2003.

October 5, 2021

College of Pharmacy Adds New Faculty for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Yavonda Chase

New College of Pharmacy faculty: Amy Robertson, Pharm.D., Ashok Philip, Ph.D., and Laura Gressler, Ph.D., M.S., Marty Perry, Ph.D., and Pilar Murphy, PharmD, MPH

The UAMS College of Pharmacy welcomed five new faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year.

UAMS and Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Key to Unlocking Molecular Cancer Therapies

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D.,

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a way to supercharge molecular cancer treatments to destroy more cancer-causing proteins in cells. The research findings of UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., the Helen Adams and Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery and…

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