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Ashlyn Tedder, left, smiles as a family member of a first-year College of Pharmacy student assists her in putting on her white coat. Tedder is a third-year pharmacy student and the president of the UAMS Chapter of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Diverse College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 Dons White Coats

Sept. 18, 2020 | The UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 donned white coats Sept. 5 in a virtual ceremony that still honored the right of passage signifying a pharmacy student’s transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. This year’s annual White Coat Ceremony, had one of the highest percentages of underrepresented minorities in the college’s history, nearly...

Ben Boulden
From left to right: Riley George of Greenwood, Kristen Rice of Texarkana and Lillie Pitts of Jonesboro. They are the latest UAMS College of Medicine students to receive the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship.

Three UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 17, 2020 | Three UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Riley George of Greenwood, a senior, and Lillie Pitts of Jonesboro and Kristen Rice of Texarkana, both juniors. The scholarship...

Benjamin Waldrum
Graduates from the Project Search Class of 2020 at UAMS are, right, Tyler Barrett, Dutch Leger, Vanessa Provence, Heather Keister, Jaden Jackson, Madai Lopez Robles, Nathan Burroughs, and Hunter Hatchett. Graduates Jeremy Acord, Alec Layland, Stephan Rauhofer, and Myia Walker were unable to be in the photo.

UAMS Project SEARCH Interns Graduate, Overcome Unexpected Challenges

Sept. 15, 2020 | It wasn’t how they planned, but graduation for the 12 interns in the 2020 UAMS Project SEARCH program was still about celebrating achievement. Team UAMS members Sept. 10 gave recorded video testimonials and logged in to a live streaming video to celebrate the graduating interns. Project SEARCH is a job-training program that helps young adults...

Ben Boulden

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UAMS Research Expo Draws a Virtual Crowd

Sept. 18, 2020 | The UAMS Research Expo on Aug. 25 drew 184 registrants for the virtual event with 25 research service providers presenting via Zoom. Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI), the event included overviews of up to five minutes from representatives of the research services. Attendees were able to drop into the event to hear...

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Pitts graduated from Jonesboro High School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Much of her family lives in Arkansas, where she grew up in Jonesboro and spent summers in Batesville and Cave City. She intends to pursue a career in internal medicine in Jonesboro or elsewhere in northern Arkansas.
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Jonesboro Resident Lillie Pitts Receives Scholarship to Pursue Primary Care in Rural Arkansas

Sept. 18, 2020 | Lillie Pitts of Jonesboro, a junior medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. Pitts graduated from Jonesboro High School and received her undergraduate degree from...

Benjamin Waldrum
George graduated from Greenwood High School and received his undergraduate degree from Harding University in Searcy. He intends to practice family medicine, preferably near his family in Greenwood and Searcy.
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Greenwood Resident Riley George Receives Scholarship to Pursue Primary Care in Rural Arkansas

Sept. 18, 2020 | Riley George of Greenwood, a senior medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. George graduated from Greenwood High School and received his undergraduate degree from...

Benjamin Waldrum
Sheena CarlLee, M.D.
College of Medicine

Sheena CarlLee, M.D., Joins UAMS as Internal Medicine Specialist

Sept. 16, 2020 | FAYETTEVILLE – Sheena CarlLee, M.D., has joined the internal medicine faculty team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus. CarlLee will begin seeing patients Sept. 21 in the UAMS Health Neighborhood Clinic at 1125 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville. CarlLee is accepting new patients. Call 479-713-8701 to make an appointment....

David Wise
News Release

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Sept. 24 in Berryville

Sept. 18, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sept. 24 at Berryville Community Center, 601 Dr. Spurlin Circle. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...

Ben Boulden
Rice graduated from Genoa Central High School and received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the only living college graduate in her immediate family. She intends to pursue a career in general pediatrics in southwest Arkansas.
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Texarkana Resident Kristen Rice Receives Scholarship to Pursue Primary Care in Rural Arkansas

Sept. 18, 2020 | Kristen Rice of Texarkana, a junior medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. Rice graduated from Genoa Central High School and received her undergraduate degree...

Benjamin Waldrum
Kewanna Gibbons scratches Lucy's belly during pet therapy Sept. 9.
Inside News

Therapy Dogs Help Employees De-Stress

Sept. 17, 2020 | Some very special four-legged volunteers are doing their part to relieve stress and boost morale among UAMS employees. On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, several canine members of the Special Pets Offering Therapy (SPOT) team trot to the UAMS Medical Center Lobby Gallery where they sit, lie down and roll over for employees who just need a short break from the day.

Yavonda Chase
Dr. McCormack
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C. Preston McCormack, M.D., Joins UAMS as Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Specialist

Sept. 15, 2020 | C. Preston McCormack, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an internal medicine-pediatrics specialist at the UAMS Health Neighborhood Clinic at 1811 Rahling Road in West Little Rock. McCormack specializes in treating Down syndrome and other childhood chronic conditions, especially as pediatricians are transitioning them to adulthood. He treats children...

Amy Widner

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