College of Pharmacy


August 16, 2017

UAMS Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers. “Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to be using opioids in…


July 31, 2017

UAMS Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Possible Treatment for Radiation Injury

A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $2.97 million, five-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to investigate a possible treatment for the long-term health effects from injury caused by exposure to high levels of radiation. Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., one of the…


May 31, 2017

Marjan Boerma, PhD, selected by NASA to Support Astronaut Health on Missions to Mars

Marjan Boerma, PhD, UAMS College of Pharmacy Associate Professor, has been selected to “investigate the impact of the space environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including behavioral health and performance, cardiovascular alterations, human factors and radiation effects.” Her research (Effects of Chronic and Single-Dose Charged Particle Exposure on Cardiac Function and Structure in Multiple…


April 17, 2017

UAMS Student Pharmacists Win Historic Four-Award Sweep in National Competition

For the first time in the history of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) student awards competition, students of the UAMS College of Pharmacy took home all four national awards for patient care and education. They garnered the historic win March 27 in San Francisco during the APhA annual meeting. About 300 students of the UAMS…


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…


December 13, 2016

Peter Crooks, PhD, Named 2016 NAI Fellow

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2016) – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 175 leaders of academic invention to NAI Fellow status. With the election of the 2016 class, there are now 757 NAI Fellows, representing 229 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2016 Fellows are named inventors on 5,437 issued…



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