College of Pharmacy


July 5, 2016

Pharmacy Camp Shows Career Possibilities

Learning how to take a blood pressure reading by practicing on a manikin that reacts like a human or getting hands-on experience and instruction compounding medicine aren’t common experiences at a summer camp. For the last ten years though, that’s been the idea behind the Pharmacy Camp at the UAMS College of Pharmacy, creating uncommon…


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

“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 the outstanding scholars featured in this…


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…


September 8, 2015

Class of 2019 Dons White Coats in Ceremony

LITTLE ROCK – The Class of 2019 at the UAMS College of Pharmacy on Aug. 21 shared a milestone experience by participating in a white coat ceremony recognizing their transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. Sponsored by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), it was the college’s 13th annual White Coat Ceremony. More than 500…


July 1, 2015

Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA, Awarded APA’s Bowl of Hygeia Award

Washington, DC – The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) has selected Dr. Nicki Hilliard as the recipient of the 2015 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. Hilliard was presented with the award at the 133rd Annual APA Convention on Thursday, June 11. The Bowl of Hygeia is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation,…


March 26, 2015

UAMS-Developed Omnibalm Cream Holds Promise for Preventing Diabetic Skin Ulcer Recurrence

LITTLE ROCK – Omnibalm Daily Foot Therapy, a cream for general and diabetic foot care developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), holds promise as a treatment for preventing the recurrence of lower extremity ulcers in diabetic patients, a pilot study indicates. More extensive study will be necessary to confirm the study’s…


January 26, 2015

UAMS Researchers Awarded $538,781 Grant to Study Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing

LITTLE ROCK – Two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently were awarded a three-year $538,781 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to investigate the opioid prescribing and dispensing decision making processes of primary care providers and pharmacists. Opioids are medications that relieve pain and include drugs such as…



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