August 18, 2022

New Students Get Overview of Year Ahead in College of Health Professions

Ben Boulden

Hundreds of new College of Health Professions students listen to one of several presentations Aug. 15 during the New Student Welcome Program.

To learn at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), students first need to learn about the university and their programs, and that’s what hundreds of new students in the College of Health Professions did Aug. 15 during the New Student Welcome Program.


August 2, 2022

August MVP — Melissa Bryan

Ben Boulden

Melissa Bryan

Meet Melissa Bryan, the MVP for August. Melissa serves UAMS as a diagnostic radiology technologist in the Internal Medicine Service Line.


July 22, 2022

UAMS Nurses Enjoy Cooking, Eating, Learning through Culinary Medicine

Ben Boulden

Rebecca Smith, left, and Dees Davis, right, cook a frittata during a workshop in late June in the UAMS Culinary Medicine Kitchen.

The UAMS Culinary Medicine Kitchen offers Team UAMS members like Dees Davis, RN, an opportunity to eat what they have learned at the end of a class.


July 15, 2022

Turnout Strong for First ‘Summer of Smiles’ Dental Hygiene Clinic

Ben Boulden

More than 70 children received preventative care at two Summer of Smiles clinics.

More than 70 children received preventative care at two Summer of Smiles clinics organized in June by the Department of Dental Hygiene in the UAMS College of Health Professions. They were the department’s first summer clinics. “I was a bit surprised,” said Bridget Fitzhugh, RDH, an instructor in the department. “Sometimes the clinics can be…


Authors Update ‘Healthcare Ethics’ with Second Edition

Ben Boulden

Cambridge University Press recently published a second edition of 'Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees,' co-edited by Micah Hester, left, and Toby Schonfeld, right.

In early 2020 just as D. Micah Hester, Ph.D., and his co-editor Toby Schonfeld, Ph.D., hoped to finalize the text of the second edition of Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees, the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States and the world.


July 11, 2022

July MVP — Victoria Smith

Ben Boulden

Victoria Smith

Meet Victoria Smith, the MVP for July. Victoria serves UAMS as a medical assistant in the Internal Medicine Clinic in the Outpatient Center.


June 6, 2022

Biggest Audience in Three Years Attends Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

Ben Boulden

The Physician Assistants Class of 2024 stands to recite and take the Professional Oath on May 27 in the Smith Auditorium.

The White Coat Ceremony on May 27 for the Class of 2024 in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies was likely the largest in-person event in the Smith Auditorium in three years. “This is the first time that we have been able to have family and friends together in the…


June 2, 2022

Snead, de Gravelles Receive Chancellor’s Teaching Awards; Jo Smith Recognized for Distinguished Service

Ben Boulden

Recipients of the 2022 Chancellor's Awards during the May 21 UAMS Commencement ceremony were Gregory Snead, left, Pam De Gravelles and Nancy Jo Atkins Smith.

Gregory Snead, M.D., and Pamela de Gravelles, Ph.D., each took home a Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the UAMS 2022 Commencement ceremonies May 21 at Simmons Bank Arena.


May 26, 2022

New Programs, Progress Take Centerstage at Town Hall Meeting

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, right, listens as Michael Manley reads a question from a member of the Town Hall's online audience.

At the May 18 Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting, future plans and new initiatives took the spotlight away from the COVID-19 pandemic, which was the focus of many previous Town Halls.


May 25, 2022

In-Person Hooding Ceremony Returns to College of Health Professions

Ben Boulden

After the hooding ceremony, Thi Minh Cao, a physician assistant student, speaks on behalf of the graduates.

Commencement week traditions of the UAMS College of Health Professions made a celebrated return May 20 with an informal brunch in the late morning and a hooding ceremony in the afternoon.



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