Dr. Arndt joins the School of Pharmacy faculty at PBA with experiences in both clinical practice and research from academic and pharmaceutical industry settings. Her training includes a public health service COSTEP internship at the National Institutes of Health W.G. Magnuson Clinical Center; completion of the Pharm.D. honors program at the University of Texas at Austin, where her research employed cell culture technique and the CHO cell line to investigate the pharmacologic mechanism of inverse agonism; and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in drug development research, which included experiences in both in vitro drug metabolism studies and clinical trials, and a clinical instructor appointment. She has worked as a clinical scientist at Glaxo SmithKline, and as a pharmacy clinician in hospital, outpatient and community settings. Immediately prior to joining PBA, Dr. Arndt worked in the drug information and medical publishing areas at Abbott Laboratories, where she contributed to the development and dissemination of information and publications on the company’s clinical trials in immunology and infectious diseases. Her past honors have included participating in the 1984 Model United Nations at the United Nations in The Hague, Netherlands; membership in the Psi Chi Honor Society as a psychology undergraduate; and in 2000 being named the recipient of the Mortar and Pestle Award for Outstanding Contributions to the College and the Profession at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin. During her tenure as a researcher, she published several refereed articles and abstracts, and has presented research at multiple scientific and professional conferences. Her most recent article, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, reported a post hoc analysis from a clinical trial, comparing the weight effects of lamotrigine and valproate in adolescents. She has previously served as a preceptor of pharmacy students in the hospital setting, and her work at PBA includes development of a practice site for providing clinical care in which she will train students and pursue research opportunities. At PBA, Dr. Arndt also has the unique opportunity to combine her professional credentials, her Christian faith and desire to be a good steward of that faith, as well as her love for travel and exploring various cultures, to help support the mission work of the School of Pharmacy.