UAMS’ Cohen Honored By Arkansas Psychological Association

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LITTLE ROCK – Bruce Cohen, an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named the Master’s Level Provider of the Year by the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA).


Cohen, who also is director of the Office of Special Projects in the Department of Psychiatry, was recognized for his clinical work and community involvement. He received the award Oct. 26 during the association’s fall convention.


Cohen is a member of the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and the Arkansas Division of Child and Family Services Advisory Board as well as the state’s Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and the Arkansas Disability Rights Center Board.


He has served on the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board providing a mental health perspective on efforts to increase services for those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. He also has been co-chairman for the Social Emotional Workgroup of the Early Childhood Comprehensive System of Care Initiative, charged with developing a system of care plan and quality standards for early childhood education.


Founded in 1949, ArPA is a non-for-profit, professional, statewide organization whose purpose is to advance psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit