College of Pharmacy


April 7, 2017

The New Website is Here!

The UAMS College of Pharmacy website is undergoing a complete redesign. The site is visually very different than its predecessor, but more pertinent, so is the navigation. With a focus on recruitment and student accessibility, this new design ensures greater user-friendliness and adaptability as the redesign progresses. Of course, a redesign is not without its…


Dean Keith Olsen, Pharm. D., Invested in UAMS College of Pharmacy Dean’s Chair

Keith Olsen, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, was invested April 6 as the recipient of the College of Pharmacy Dean’s Chair. Olsen was presented with a medallion commemorating the investiture by UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., and Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS senior vice chancellor for…


March 30, 2017

UAMS Cancer Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Prevention of Radiation-Induced Cancer

LITTLE ROCK — A $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to study a potential new therapy to reduce the risk of blood cancer caused by ionizing radiation. . Daohong Zhou, M.D., was awarded the grant…


March 27, 2017

UAMS Study Finds Opioid Supply of Three Days or Less Reduces Likelihood of Chronic Opioid Use

By prescribing for a patient an opioid supply of three days or less, a health care professional can reduce the likelihood of a patient’s chronic opioid use one to three years later, according to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research. In a report published online March 17 in the Centers for Disease Control…


March 9, 2017

UAM, UAMS Announce New Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Program

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced on Thursday the new Rural Health Early Admissions Program, which will offer pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Pharmacy. The program, created by a memorandum of understanding between the universities, is designed to help recruit qualified students…


May 19, 2016

UAMS College of Pharmacy Congratulates Class of 2016’s PGY1 Matches

UAMS College of Pharmacy students are going places…nationally and professionally! On April 22, our college celebrated these students and their match-day achievements with a symbolic “pinning of the map” ceremony. Match days and residencies are usually synonymous with medical students, but the frequency of pharmacy students choosing more training instead of hitting the job market…


April 4, 2016

Hilliard Runs for APhA Presidency; Faculty, Alumna Pursue National Positions

Hilliard Runs for APhA Presidency; Faculty, Alumna Pursue National Positions Nicki Hilliard, Pharm. D., a College of Pharmacy professor of pharmacy practice, has entered the contest to be the next president-elect of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She is a former APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management president and APhA Trustee, serving on the APhA…


February 2, 2016

Antiño Allen, PhD, named 2016 Emerging Scholar

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education – We are pleased to present our 2016 Emerging Scholars. Once again, choosing 12 scholars from the many outstanding nominations we received was no easy task, given the high caliber of research, teaching and service the nominees exhibited. It seems clear that the future in the academy is bright for…


January 29, 2016

Kathryn Neill, PharmD, Named Co-Director of UAMS Interprofessional Education

Dr. Kathryn Neill has agreed to serve as Co-Director of the UAMS Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE).  Dr. Neill is an Associate Dean in the College of Pharmacy.  She has served as the Chair of the IPE Curriculum Pillar team since its inception and has been involved in campus-wide IPE activities for several years. Learn…


January 28, 2016

Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA, Named APhA’s Good Government Pharmacist of the Year

The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy. The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the 2016 Awards and Honors Program recipients. Honorees will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, March 4-7, 2016. The APhA awards and honors program is…



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