January 11, 2024

UAMS, Western Piedmont Community College Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Student Transfers

Ben Boulden

Susan Long, right, signs the Memorandum of Understanding as Nathan Johnson, left, and officials of Western Piedmont Community College, onscreen, look on.

Western Piedmont Community College and the UAMS College of Health Professions signed an agreement to help qualified graduates of the community college transfer to the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in the university’s Department of Laboratory Sciences.

January 5, 2024

Angela Ward

Ben Boulden

Angela Ward, MVP for January 2024

Meet Angela Ward, a registered nurse in the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena, and the university’s MVP for January 2024. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety. Please read what one of her nominators…

January 2, 2024

Medical Laboratory Sciences Students Graduate into Strong Job Market

Ben Boulden

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program gather from one last photo after the Dec. 18 graduation and awards ceremony.

On Dec. 18, graduates of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in the Department of Laboratory Sciences celebrated some good news: They successfully had completed a challenging program of study, and their job prospects look bright.

December 27, 2023

The Year in Review, 2023: UAMS Opens Several New Buildings, Expands Clinical Programs

Ben Boulden

In 2023, UAMS celebrated several openings of new facilities as well as broke ground on new construction. Starting top left, they were: 1 - Urology Center in Premier Medical Plaza; 2 - Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic in North Little Rock; 3 - new Radiation Oncology Center; 4 - Proton Center; 5 - The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital; 6 - Cancer clinic and infusion center at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock; 7 - Orthopaedics & Sports Performance Center in Springdale (concept art); and 8 Milk Bank.

The spring and summer of 2023 brought growth to UAMS as the university opened several new facilities including a new hospital  on the Little Rock campus and broke ground on a new sports performance center in Northwest Arkansas.

December 19, 2023

Labor & Delivery Nurse Reva Martin Honored with Willow Award

Ben Boulden

Reva Martin, center, holds the Willow Award presented to her moments before by Jeff Smith, left, Jodie McGinley. Dylan and Skye Billingsley, left, nominated her for the award. Courtesy of Jodie McGinley.

After losing two babies in two years, Dylan and Skye Billingsley returned to UAMS on Dec. 6 to surprise and thank the nurse who helped them to emotionally survive those experiences.

December 15, 2023

UAMS Receives Delta Dental Grant to Support Patient Care

Ben Boulden

A resident dentist and dental hygienist treat a patient at the UAMS 12th Street Center for Health & Wellness.

Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation recently renewed a $30,000 grant to the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center to help pay for additional dental care for patients seen first at the free clinic.

November 27, 2023

UAMS Honors Legislators at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Ben Boulden

Cam Patterson giving award to Linda Chesterfield

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, recognized Arkansas state legislators with newly created awards at a Nov. 14 town hall. In his opening remarks, Patterson said the chief goal of the university’s strategic plan is to make Arkansas the healthiest state in the region by 2029. “It cannot be…

November 20, 2023

‘Meet the Leaders’ Event Seeks to Match Nursing Graduates with Patient Care Units

Ben Boulden

Tables and booths representing 18 different areas of care were lined up Nov. 13 along the Education II Building’s ground floor, concourse for the Meet the Leaders event. Image by Bryan Clifton

By putting UAMS nursing students who will graduate in 2024 together with the leaders who manage patient units hiring nurses, the organizers of the “Meet the Leaders” event on Nov. 13 hope to save time for both groups.

November 7, 2023

November MVP — Duward Martin

Ben Boulden

Duward Martin, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences MVP for the Month of November 2023

Meet Duward Martin, the MVP for November. Duward serves UAMS as a radiation therapist in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Radiation Oncology Center. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.

October 27, 2023

UAMS 12th Street Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Fall Festival

Ben Boulden

Face-painting and crafts were among several activities available to the public attending the Fall Festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

About 200 people – families, students and volunteers – turned out Oct. 7 for the Fall Festival at the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, which also served as a celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary. “There was a moment when I was standing outside looking at our sign, looking at our students interacting…

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