Pharmacy Practice


December 20, 2017

Pharmacy Conference Keeps Pharmacists Up to Date

On a Sunday morning in a UAMS auditorium, John Kirtley, Pharm.D., engaged his audience in a brief call-and-response dialogue. “How many hydrocodone pills were dispensed in Arkansas last year?” Kirtley asked. Scattered voices called out guesses. Kirtley told them the total: It was 108 million, and another 49 million oxycodone pills also were dispensed in…


December 1, 2017

‘Glass Class’ in Helena Has Offered CE Opportunity for More than a Decade

Each year for the last 11 years, pharmacists have gathered on an autumn weekend in Helena to learn something new about their profession as part of a Continuing Education class. For Becky Hall, Ed.D., the class stirs memories of her father, Gerald Glass, Pharm.D. For more than 50 years in nearby Marvel, Glass ran a…


November 14, 2017

TRI Names Four Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has approved research pilot study awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care. This is the first year TRI has offered awards for pilots focused on implementation…


November 9, 2017

Business Plan Team Takes National Award for Third Time in Six Years

Four presenters out of a six-person team of UAMS College of Pharmacy students left a panel of judges at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) so impressed recently that they became the college’s third team in six years to win the same national award. Two other student teams from the college had earned the Good…


November 3, 2017

UAMS College of Pharmacy Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception at ASHP Midyear in Orlando

Alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the college are invited to attend the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Alumni and Friends Reception. Join us during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition in Orlando for great food, drinks, and conversation! Facebook event page >


August 22, 2017

College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 Dons White Coats

On a recent trip, Grazyna Nowak, Ph.D., was reluctant to switch rooms when the hotel management asked if she would, she said Aug. 18 at the  White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2021. A professor in the college’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a recipient of the 2017 Pharmaceutical Sciences…


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…


January 9, 2017

Harps Food, UAMS Create Program to Teach Pharmacists to Work More Directly with Patients

LITTLE ROCK — Springdale-based Harps Food Stores Inc. and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy together have created a novel training program to teach pharmacists to work more directly with patients to improve their health. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be trained to work as a team on medication therapy…


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…



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