UAMS’ DuBose Named to Board of Sonography Group

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LITTLE ROCK – Terry DuBose, director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography division in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Health Related Professions, has been elected to the board of directors for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS).


DuBose, who joined the UAMS faculty in 1996 to start the sonography program, was elected to a two-year term on the board for the nonprofit, professional association representing more than 20,000 sonographers and sonography students. He will be sworn in during the SDMS Annual Conference, to be held Oct. 16-19 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.


DuBose previously served on the SDMS board from 1993-1999. A fellow in the organization, he also served terms as executive treasurer and executive secretary.


In 2007, DuBose received the Joan Baker Pioneer Award from the SDMS for his contributions to the field of sonography. He was credited with developing several new techniques in sonography. He also was recognized for his work that ultimately led to the U.S. Department of Labor including a separate definition for “sonographer” in its occupation directory, which previously listed the job as a “subset of radiologic technology.”


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at UAMS, during which students earn a bachelor’s degree or an advanced certificate, now has 39 students who take courses at the UAMS campus or at UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Fayetteville, Pine Bluff or Texarkana.


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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 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 $5 billion a year. Visit