College of Pharmacy

January 15, 2020

UAMS Study Finds Raising Opioid Dosage Increases Risks, Ineffective for Pain

Ben Boulden

Brad Martin, left, and Corey Hayes recently had their research into the effectiveness and risks associated with increasing the opioid dosage a patient receives published in two scientific journals.

Increasing the opioid dose that a chronic pain patient regularly receives also increases their risk of adverse health outcomes while showing no significant reduction in pain, according to studies by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Brad Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., authored the two studies published separately online this…

December 23, 2019

College of Pharmacy Ph.D. Program, Dual Degrees Offer Fulfillment

Ben Boulden

Antino Allen, seated center, leads one section of the College of Pharmacy's graduate program. Some of his students, left to right, are Madison Trujillo, Taylor McElroy, Tauren Brown, Pilar Simmons and Fabio Ntagwabira. Lab technician and research associate Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is a research associate on Allen's research team.

Choosing a career is sometimes difficult if a student has more than one interest. However, if a student has a passion for both pharmacy and research, pursuing concurrent Pharm.D., and Ph.D. degrees can unite those interests and double them. Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., came to that realization early in her study to earn a doctorate…

December 19, 2019

College of Pharmacy Faculty Promoted, Celebrated

Ben Boulden

The College of Pharmacy recently celebrated the promotions of Dwight Pierce, left, Eddie Dunn, Jacob Painter and Antino Allen.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently celebrated the promotions of four faculty members: Jacob Painter, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., from associate professor to professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Antino Allen, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in Department…

November 8, 2019

New Program Takes Fourth-Year Pharmacy Students to Rome

Ben Boulden

Fourth-year College of Pharmacy students visit St. Peter's Square during a one-month rotation.

In October, UAMS College of Pharmacy students learned new things about pharmacy practice in one of the world’s oldest cities, Rome. In their fourth year, pharmacy students are required to rotate in ten, one-month blocks through different specialties or clinical settings to gain education and experience about pharmacy practice. On Sept. 30, 10 fourth-year pharmacy…

November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…

August 28, 2019

White Coats Symbolize Entry to Profession for Pharmacy Freshmen

Amy Widner

Group shot of students from above

The first white coat that a pharmacy student puts on may not feel like it “fits,” but give it time, said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “My feelings toward my first white coat were a little conflicted, a bit of a love-hate relationship, which, when I look back on it,…

August 22, 2019

UAMS Graduates Reunite and Reminisce at Alumni Weekend 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

Judy Huneycutt and Jill Lancaster, both CON '69, pose for photos during the Saturday night Golden Grad dinner at the Capital Hotel.

UAMS graduates from all colleges spent the Aug. 16-17 Alumni Weekend living it up in Little Rock, enjoying hands-on learning, fine dining and each other’s company. More than 100 UAMS alumni and guests, many from this year’s Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, reconnected with old friends and colleagues, making the most of their time…

August 20, 2019

Orientation Gives New Students a Comprehensive Overview of College Year Ahead

Ben Boulden

The 75 members of the College of Pharmacy's Class of 2023 spent two-and-a-half days in orientation in a variety of activities and hearing from a wide array of faculty and students.

Aug. 20, 2019 | By the end of the third and final morning of orientation classes for first-year students of the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Anh Vu said he had no more uncertainties about what was ahead of him. “They answered all the questions that I didn’t even know I had,” said Vu, a first-year…

July 30, 2019

Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., Named Dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy

Ben Boulden

Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., new dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy

Cindy Stowe, Pharm. D., has been named dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy effective July 29. Stowe was on the UAMS faculty for nearly 20 years, from 1995-2014. Since 2014, she has been dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky….

July 2, 2019

Drug Discovery Colloquium Sparks Friendly Debate

Ben Boulden

Shradda Thakkar, far left, moderates a panel discussion between Darin Jones, second from left, Robert Doerksen, Pravin Chaturverdi, James Sumpter and Cesar Compadre. The panel was part of the Drug Discovery & Development Colloquium at UAMS.

Members of a five-person panel at the Drug Discovery & Development Colloquium on June 14 at UAMS good naturedly sparred over and discussed the frictions and collaborations between academic researchers and pharmaceutical industry. The first question from the audience may have been the most direct one: What is the most promising field? Where is the…

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