Faculty Member – Catherine O’Brien

Catherine O’Brien, PharmD
Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
Phone: (501) 364-1828
Fax: (501) 364-1810
Office: ACH Blue House
Email: obriencatherinee@uams.edu


Education & Training

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1994
PharmD, UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2005
Pharmacy Practice Residency, UAMS Hospital, 2006
Multidisciplinary Pharmacology Fellowship, UAMS COP, 2008

Teaching Responsibilities

PHPR 7106 – Introduction to Patient-Centered Communication
PHPR 7304 – Therapeutics III, “Cystic Fibrosis” and “Pediatric Dehydration”
PHPR 7354 – Treatment Adherence (elective)

Clinical Practice

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program of Arkansas
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, outpatient pulmonary clinic

Research & Scholarly Interests

Cystic fibrosis
Communication skill development

Honors & Awards

  • 2007 ASHP Research Foundation Fostering Young Investigators Award
  • 2010 Co-author and faculty mentor of poster winner at the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists annual Fall Seminar (student and primary author, Sarah Norman)


  • Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Arkansas Pharmacists’ Association

Curriculum Vitae