Faculty Member – Nicki Hilliard

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Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA


Department of Pharmacy Practice
Phone: (501) 686-6398
Fax: (501) 686-5156
Office: RAHN Building, Room 6261
Email: NLHilliard@uams.edu

Education & Training

Undergrad: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Professional: UAMS College of Pharmacy, B.S & PharmD
Graduate: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Masters of Health Services Administration

Teaching Responsibilities

Career Orientation and Communications PhPr3422
Nuclear Pharmacy PhPr3511
Radiopharmacy elective PhPr3511
Nuclear Education Online AU Course
Pharmacy Advocacy & Leadership elective

Clinical Practice

Nuclear Education Online, Business Manager

Research & Scholarly Interests

Pharmacy advocacy and leadership

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Arkansas Pharmacists Association Honorary President
  • 2016 American Pharmacists Association Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award
  • 2015 American College of Nuclear Medicine Personal Mentor of the Year
  • 2015 Arkansas Pharmacists Association Bowl of Hygeia Award
  • 2008 William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Award
  • 2007 Outstanding Distance Education Program by the Arkansas Distance Education Association
  • 2000 University of Arkansas System Teaching Scholar in Distance Learning
  • 1999 Named a Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association
  • 1998 American Pharmaceutical Association Award of Merit


  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • American College of Nuclear Medicine

Professional Service

  • APhA President-Elect , President, Past President 2017-2019
    APhA Board of Trustees 2017-2019
  • APhA-APPM President 2013 – 2015
  • APhA Board of Trustees 2013 – 2015
  • APhA Strategic Directions Committee 2013 – 2015
  • APhA Governmental Affairs Committee 2014-2016
  • APhA-APPM Policy Committee, Chair 2012-2016
  • APhA House of Delegates, 2005 -Present
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association Provider Status Task Force (chair)
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association , Governmental Affairs Committee
  • APhA Nuclear Special Interest Group, Awards, Education, & Communications committees


  • Hilliard N. Radiopharmaceuticals Used for Myocardial Imaging. Correspondence Continuing Education Courses for Nuclear Pharmacists and Nuclear Medicine Professionals Vol. VII No. 3, 1998.
  • Hilliard NL, “Clinical Case–Radiopharmaceuticals,” in Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, Allen LV, Popovich NG, and Ansel HC, eighth edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004, pp. 597-598.
  • Hilliard N, Fassett W, Hamilton B, Report of the Academy Presidents: Leading key initiatives as part of the APhA’s strategic plan. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014;54:102-120.
  • Hilliard N, Ryan M, Capote N, 2014-2015 Report of the Academy Presidents: Enabling, empowering, and inspiring APhA members to drive change. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2015;55:212-215.
  • Johnston MJ, Ntambe, JA, Hilliard NL, et al. Reducing Perceived Pain Levels During Nonbreast Lymphoscintigraphy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, July 28, 2015

Curriculum Vitae