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Alumni Newsletter

Alumni Newsletter 2019-2020
Alumni Newsletter 2017-2018
Alumni Newsletter 2017
Alumni Newsletter 2016
Alumni Newsletter 2015
Alumni Newsletter 2013
Alumni Newsletter, Holiday Edition 2012

Graduates (since 1995)

Brittney Garner, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2020 – Regulatory Specialist/Research Scientist at NuShores Biosciences, LLC

Laura Ewing, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2020 – Postdoctoral Fellow, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Chuck Hay, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2020 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin

Chris Bolden, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2019  – Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

William “Bill” Hyatt, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2019 – 3rd year medical student, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Samantha McClenahan, Ph.D.- Pharmacology and Toxicology 2019 – Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University

Michael Cozart, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology 2019 – Postdoctoral Fellow,  College of Medicine, Institute on Aging. UAMS

Benjamin “Max” Ford – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2017 – Virology Section Supervisor, Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Lirit Franks, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2016 – Pursuing a postdoctoral position

Clark Sims, Ph.D. – Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2016 – a Senior Research Associate, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center

Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2016 – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UAMS

Alex Alund, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, 2016 – ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Toxicological Research

Emily Holthoff, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, 2016 – Resident Physician, UAMS

Ben Lieblong, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2016 – Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Pathology, UAMS

Anup Srivastava, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2016 – Postdoctoral Fellow, US Food and Drug Administration in Silver Springs, MD

Brenda Gannon, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2015 – Assistant Professor, Department of  Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, LSU Health Shreveport, LA

Christopher Moore, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2015 – Research Associate, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dae Song Jang, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, 2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health/NIDDK, Bethesda, MD

Emily Reichard, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Neil Detweiler, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2015 – Assistant Professor of Biology, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

Shanthi Vadali, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2014 – Senior Scientist at Children’s GMP, LLC in Memphis, TN

Naeem Patil, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2014 – Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Asif Pathan, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2014 – Associate Director, Clinical Development, AROG Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Dallas, TX

Nisha Nanaware-Kharade, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2014 -Senior Manager, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Andrew Norwood, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2013 – Associate Attorney, Denton & Zachary, PLLC, Little Rock, AR

Michael Hambuchen, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2013 – Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Will Atchley, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, 2013 – Pulmonologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Lisa Brents, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2013 – Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS

Krishna Chimalakonda, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2012 – Scientist, Division of Drug Safety Research (DDSR), Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER), US FDA

Matthew Howell, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology 2012- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Joseph Hunter Holthoff, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2012- Completed his M.D. degree, and is a resident in Internal Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Zhen Wang, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2012 – Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Elina Pathak, Ph.D. – Pharmacology 2012 – Postdoctoral fellowship under Dr. Bing Lim at the Genome Institute of Singapore

Sujay Kharade, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2011 – Principal Scientist II, Charles Rivers Labs, Boston, MA

Tanecia Mitchell – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2011 – Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Misty Thompson, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2011 – Neuropharmacologist, Penumbra, Inc., Nashville, TN

Mahaeswari Rajasekaran – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2011 – returned to India

Steven M. Cooper, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2011 – Instructor, Harding University, Searcy, AR

Katharine Whitney, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2010 – Student in PharmD program, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dinesh Hirenallur-Shanthappa, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2009 – Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Cambridge/Andover MA

Biny K. Joseph, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2009 – Grant Program Manager, Neuro-oncology Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kathryn Seely, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2009 – Laboratory Director, Arkansas Department of Health Little Rock, AR

Swapnil Sonkusare, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2009 – Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Pharmacology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Venkata Bhogaraju, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2009 – Pharmacist, Walmart Pharmacy in Moses Lake WA

Shankar Munusamy, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2008 – Associate Professor, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Rohit Singal, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2008 – Research Scientist, Sanofi US Inc., Framingham, MA

Jonathan Hubbard, PhD. – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, 2008 – Associate Director of Translational Medicine, Janssen R&D and Affiliated Attending GI Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA

Sarah J. White, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2008 – Chemistry Instructor, Arkansas Tech University, Ozark, AR

Liping Wu, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2007 – Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Shoemaker, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2007 – Owner, Flourish Medical Writing, Nashville, TN

Angela S. Burke, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. – Pharmacology, 2007 – Medical Research Scientist/Toxicologist, NASMA, Northwood, OH

Zabeen Shaik, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2007 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Philadelphia, PA

Nichole Sanders, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2007 – Assistant Director of Analytics, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

January Baumgardner, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2007 – Science Instructor, Ouachita Technical College, Malvern, AR

Angela Burke, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2006 – Toxicologist, Wil Research Lab, Ashland OH

Megan Myers, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2006 – Staff Fellow, National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson, AR

Manish M. Tiwari, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2005 – Physician and Research Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Robert Dorman, M.D., Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2005 – General Surgeon, Mercy Hospital, Rogers, AR

Alessandra Milesi-Halle, M.D., Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2005 – Resident, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR

Danielle Cruthirds, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2005 – Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University

Tamara Knight, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2004 – Manager, Environ, Little Rock, AR

Jaspreet Gujral, Ph.D.- Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2004 – Manager of Scientific Affairs, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Chicago, IL

Susan Nowell (Kadkubar), Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2003 – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Xiuli Liu, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2002 – GI/Liver Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

James XinWen Yu, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2002 – working personalized medicine for cancer therapy at Dako (an Agilent company) in California

Jeremy Wong, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2002 – Director of Product Safety, Estee Lauder

Paul Nony, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2002 – Partner, Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, Little Rock, AR

Nancy A. Martin, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2001 – Research Scientist, Kowa Pharmaceutical., San Diego, CA

Jeff Moran, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2001 – Section Director, Environmental Chemistry, Public Health Laboratories, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, AR and Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Angela Harris, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2001 – Associate Professor, UAMS College of Public Health

Kelly Byrnes-Blake, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2001 -owns a consulting business, Northwest PK Solutions, LLC

Jay Harriman, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2001 – Principal Toxicologist, Merial, Duluth, GA

Chaojie Zhang, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2000 – Toxicologist, Purdue Pharm

Lisa M. Walker, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2000 – Alcon Corp., Fort Worth, TX

Charlotte A. Lemmonds, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 2000 – Associate Director, Global Product Safety and Toxicology, Merck Consumer Care, Memphis, TN

Frederick Wiese, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2000 – Head of Production, Millipore, St. Charles, Missouri

Joel Shane Hardin, M.D, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1999 – Emergency Medical Physician, St. Joseph Medical Center, Hot Springs, AR

Joseph M. Griffin, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1999 – Alcon Corp., Houston, TX

Satinder S. Sarang, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1999 – Harvard University

Joel W. Proksch, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1999 – Pharmacokinetics/Drug Metabolism, 3M Pharmaceuticals, St. Paul, MN

Ronnie J. Beaver, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1999 – Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Mary Ann Freyaldenhoven, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1998 – Maternity Leave

Reeder Sams, II, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1998 – Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Toxicological Research, AR

Shayla W. Williams, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1997 – Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, Little Rock, AR

Linda A. Traylor, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1997 – Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, The Binding Site, Denver, CO

Holley R. Garner, Ph.D – Pharmacology, 1997 – AstraZenica Pharmaceuticals

Genfu Chen, Ph.D – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1997 – National Center for Toxicological Research, AR

Tao Chen, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1997 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University, Research Triangle Park, NC

Jennifer Schnellmann, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1997 – Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Kevin D. Schreur, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1997 – University of Alabama-Birmingham, AL

Elizabeth M. Laurenzana, Ph.D. – Pharmacology, 1996- Research Associate, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Penn State, University Park, PA

Christine Halmes, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1996 – Terra Corp., Denver, CO

Oh-Seung Kwon, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1996 – Korea Biotransformation Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Christ Stewart, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1996 – Primedica Corp, Redfield, AR

Susan R. Schelnutt, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1995 – Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, Little Rock, AR

Jack L. Valentine, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1995 – Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lansdale, PA

Lynn T. Frame, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1995 – Assistant Professor, Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX

Gail McClure, Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 1995 – VA Hospital, Little Rock, AR