College of Pharmacy


February 19, 2020

Study: Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain

Pharmacist Dr. Corey Hayes and colleagues found that higher opioid doses did not bring more pain relief—but did increase the risk of harmful side effects. (Photo by Jeff Bowen)

Increasing chronic pain patients’ opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a VA study. Researchers from the Central Arkansas and Minneapolis VA health care systems and three universities looked at prescribing data of more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids. They found that patients who had their opioid dosage increased did…


November 13, 2019

College of Pharmacy Alumni and Friends Night at The Rep

It’s a Wonderful Life, Reception 5:30pm, Show – 7:00pm


January 3, 2018

Kim Light Retires With Legacy of Teaching, Research

For most of his entire life until his retirement in December from the College of Pharmacy, Kim Light, 66, Ph.D., has been steeped in pharmacy. Some may think it’s remarkable he never became a pharmacist himself, but maybe the windows had something to do with it. “I grew up in my dad’s drug store,” Light…


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 17, 2017

UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Marks 10 Years of Academic Medicine

UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Marks 10 Years of Academic Medicine Nov. 17, 2017 | Celebrating 10 years as northwest Arkansas’ home to academic medicine, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus hosted community leaders, friends, faculty and staff today for a timeline unveiling and open house. “We are happy to host the…


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 >


September 12, 2017

Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Seeks Applications for Tenure Track Positions

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy seeks applications for two tenure track positions in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at any academic rank, commensurate with background and experience. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 10 research faculty, 25 post docs and research staff, and 20…



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