May 25, 2022

UAMS General Practice Residency in Dentistry Continues to Grow, Educate

Ben Boulden

Nakita Riley, D.D.S., center, treats a patient in the Oral Health Clinic. She can be seen without her mask in the portrait on the right.

Seven years after accepting its first residents, the residency program in the UAMS Center for Dental Education continues to provide one of the very few forums in Arkansas for training dentists.

May 24, 2022

UAMS Dental Hygiene Program Offers Free ‘Summer of Smiles’ Clinic for Children on June 10

Ben Boulden

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Dental Hygiene is offering a free Summer of Smiles clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., Suite 501.

May 19, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Ninth Project SEARCH Graduating Class

Ben Boulden

The Class of 2022 Project SEARCH graduates hold up their Certificates of Completion just after the conclusion of their graduation ceremony at UAMS. Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, also spoke at the event.

On their way to their May 16 graduation ceremony, the Project SEARCH graduating Class of 2022 interns provided valuable assistance to UAMS this winter during the omicron surge of COVID-19 pandemic.

May 16, 2022

McMillan Recognized as State’s New Dentist of the Year

Ben Boulden

Ashley McMillan, left, receives the 2022 Cynthia Caceras Baker New Dentist Award from Keith Jones, the 2021 recipient. The award is named in honor and memory of Cynthia Caceras Baker, who passed away unexpectedly while serving on the ASDA New Dentist Committee.

At an awards luncheon in April, Ashley McMillan, D.D.S., experienced a welcome surprise —receiving the Cynthia Caceres Baker New Dentist of the Year Award from the Arkansas State Dental Association.

May 13, 2022

Student Spotlight: Sydney Chastain Moves from Courtside to Bedside, Imaging Sciences

Ben Boulden

Sydney Chastain is scheduled to complete her studies in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences in August. She also works a full schedule as a patient care technician in the UAMS Medical Center.

Whether on the basketball court as a point guard, a patient care technician in the UAMS Medical Center, or a Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences student, Sydney Chastain’s dogged determination has helped her excel. At 5 feet 6 inches tall, Sydney was never the tallest player on the court when she was on the University of…

May 2, 2022

May MVP — Jim Jones

Ben Boulden

Jim Jones, MVP for May 2022

Meet Jim Jones, the MVP for May. Jim serves UAMS as its Power Plant manager. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate. Here is a story in which Jim did that: Jim noticed something was wrong. My paperwork was not…

April 29, 2022

College’s Faculty Never Stop Learning, Study for Advanced Degrees

Ben Boulden

Bridget Fitzhugh, left, Megan Lane and Cherika Robertson are among about 20 UAMS College of Health Professions faculty members who are pursuing advanced degrees.

Some faculty members in the UAMS College of Health Professions have headed back to school — a role that gives them greater insight into their own students. About 20 professors and instructors out of 81 in the college are pursuing advanced degrees in postgraduate programs or have recently completed them.

April 7, 2022

Program’s New Motion Analysis Equipment Enhances Research, Education

Ben Boulden

Nadia Marconi, left, demonstrates a motor task to a student volunteer while using the new motion-capture system.

Mobility has come to the motion capture technology that the UAMS Department of Physical Therapy uses for teaching graduate students and for research. Plans call for its use to be extended to patient care in the near future.

April 1, 2022

April MVP — Tracey Carey

Ben Boulden

Tracey Carey

The MVP for April is Tracey Carey. Tracey is a Registered Nurse in the Women’s Inpatient Unit of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate. Here is what her nominator wrote: “Tracey moved to the…

March 22, 2022

Dental Hygiene Students Treat Afghan Refugee Families

Ben Boulden

An Afghan refugee woman receives a dental assessment at the UAMS Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Since late November, UAMS dental hygiene students have given dozens of Afghan refugees something many of them have never before received – dental care.

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