college of pharmacy


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…


April 7, 2017

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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…