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Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., enjoyed the Research Expo with Nagai C. "Neville" Tam, Ph.D.

Researchers Discover Services and Opportunities at First UAMS Research Expo

Sept. 16, 2019 | The UAMS Research Expo was a new experience for Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., and one that will help get his research on solid footing as a new faculty member. “I’ve never seen this kind of expo before, and it’s very helpful for me,” said Leung, an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of...

David Robinson
Brasher, of North Little Rock, and Cullum, of Bono, are this year's recipients of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship.

Two UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 11, 2019 | Two 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 Drake Cullum of Bono, a senior, and Olivia Brasher of North Little Rock, a junior. The scholarship has been presented...

Benjamin Waldrum
Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award winners (from left) Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., Danviona King and April Hughes.

UAMS Celebrates Diversity Month with Address, Awards

Sept. 9, 2019 | Dozens of UAMS students, faculty and staff from throughout campus gathered for a celebration to kick off Diversity Month, at which Brian Gittens, Ed.D., who joined UAMS in June as the new vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, presented his inaugural State of Diversity address. The event also included the presentation of the Dr....

Spencer Watson

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Lombard-Sims brings extensive human resources experience to UAMS.

Danielle Lombard-Sims, Ph.D., Named UAMS Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Sept. 18, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Danielle Lombard-Sims, Ph.D., has been named vice chancellor for human resources at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Sept. 16. Lombard-Sims replaces Jeff Risinger, who left UAMS in April for another position. She came to UAMS from Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee. Before that she was vice president...

Benjamin Waldrum
Center for Diversity Affairs

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 13, 2019 |  Saludos, Feliz Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana de la División para la Diversidad, la Equidad y la Inclusión (Greetings, Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month from the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)   The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is thrilled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. It is more than fitting we...

Spencer Watson
News Release

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 23-25

Sept. 19, 2019 | The 23rd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer up to 23.75 hours of continuing education Oct. 23-25 for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and certified health educators. The conference will be held on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens...

Amy Widner
News Release

Understanding Opioids Presentation to be Held Sept. 26 in Hot Springs Village

Sept. 18, 2019 | The public is invited to a free educational event Sept. 26 in Hot Springs Village for those who would like to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population. The presentation will be held 10 -11:30 a.m. at the McAuley Senior Center, 5010 Arkansas 7. For more information or to register,...

Ben Boulden
Ava Coleman
College of Nursing

Staff Spotlight: Ava Coleman

Sept. 13, 2019 | Ava Coleman likes to talk to people, to really get to know them. In fact, that’s a big part of what she’s paid to do – and why she loves being a part of the UAMS College of Nursing staff, where she’s affectionately known as Queen Ava. “I really can’t say enough how much we...

Spencer Watson


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CE Event, Sept. 27: PRI Project Echo -- 'Use of Marijuana in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder'
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PRI Room 158 or access remotely
CE Event, Oct. 23-25: Family Medicine Update
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12th floor of Spine Institute
CE Event, Oct. 29: 201C — How to Build an Interprofessional Clinical Team
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I. Dodd Wilson, Room 114 A/B
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