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

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…

September 22, 2023

Nutrition Seminar Speaker: Protein Intake, Exercise Key to Fighting Muscle Loss in Older Adults

Ben Boulden

Wayne Campbell, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Older adults eating the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein are at a higher risk for muscle loss, Wayne Campbell, Ph.D., said during his Sept. 14 presentation on Zoom at UAMS. Current recommendations are about from one to 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, preferably from meals with sufficient protein to stimulate…

September 15, 2023

College of Health Professions Scholarship Reception Recognizes Students, Donors

Ben Boulden

Justine Bersonda, center, holds certificates for the scholarships she recently received. A member of the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Class of 2023, Bersonda also spoke at the scholarship reception on behalf of the other scholarship recipients. Nathan Johnson, chair of the MLS department, stands left, and Dean Susan Long, right.

The UAMS College of Health Professions at a Sept. 8 reception celebrated dozens of students who recently received scholarships and also brought them together with many of the donors who made those scholarships possible.

September 5, 2023

UAMS Physician Assistant Program Celebrates Class of 2023, 10th Anniversary

Ben Boulden

Physician Assistant Studies faculty members stand and receive applause at the valediction ceremony for the Class of 2023. Edward Williams stands and the lectern, left, as Chancellor Cam Patterson, Dean Susan Long, Ryan Toliver and Tiffany Huitt join in the applause.

The Aug. 25 valediction ceremony for the UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2023 celebrated the completion of the students’ studies and the end of the first decade of Physician Assistant Studies degree program.

August 31, 2023

White Coats On, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology Students Start New Academic Journeys

Ben Boulden

Dana Moser speaks and formally begins the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology White Coat Ceremony in an auditorium of the I. Dodd Wilson Building on the UAMS Little Rock campus.

UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology faculty members on Aug. 18 helped students put on their white coats and celebrate the start of their postgraduate studies. At the department’s White Coat Ceremony, each student walked to the front of the auditorium, and two faculty members held up the coats as…

August 30, 2023

Kandy Salter, OTD, Named Director of UA/UAMS Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Ben Boulden

Kandy Salter, OTD

Kandy Salter, OTD, has been named the director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

August 22, 2023

Charia Hall, Au.D., Chosen as Director of UAMS Doctor of Audiology Program

Ben Boulden

Charia Hall, Au.D.

Charia Hall, Au.D., has been selected to serve as the new director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Doctor of Audiology degree program.

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