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.

March 21, 2022

National Guard Recognizes UAMS Supervisor as ‘Patriotic Employer’

Ben Boulden

Marvin Powell, front and center, holds his Patriotic Employer Award from the Department of Defense. Also, front, left to right, Col. Dean Martin, Staff Sgt. Chris Coffman, Powell, Ms. Powell and Chancellor Cam Patterson.

The Arkansas Air National Guard on March 17 recognized UAMS supervisor Marvin Powell as a Patriotic Employer — an award that was more than a year in the making.

March 17, 2022

Dietetics, Nutrition Programs Mark Anniversaries with Online Celebration, Guest Lecture

Ben Boulden

UAMS Dietetics through the Decades: the Dietetics Internship program in the College of Health Professions' Department of Dietetics and Nutrition celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment.

Alumni, faculty and students celebrated March 10 the dual birthdays of programs in the UAMS College of Health Professions’ Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. College and university leaders spoke on Zoom about the history and achievements of the programs leading up to the anniversaries.

March 16, 2022

UAMS Simulation Center Helps Train Air Force Medics

Ben Boulden

Members of the 189th Medical Group train in trauma care with manikin in the UAMS Simulation Center.

U.S. National Guard personnel provided support to UAMS during nearly every phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on March 11 the university Simulation Education Center reciprocated.

March 3, 2022

March MVP — Cody Humphrey

Ben Boulden

Cody Humphrey

Meet the MVP for March, Cody Humphrey, an Equipment Tech in the Operating Room. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate.

March 2, 2022

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Inspired to Innovate

Ben Boulden

Occupational Therapy doctoral student Brenna Ramirez stops for a photo on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

When Brenna Ramirez graduated with a degree is in kinesiology, she didn’t follow the typical sports path. Instead, she began working as a registered behavioral therapist, providing services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Virtual Festivities Celebrate College’s Half-Century Milestone

Ben Boulden

During a week of celebrations in late November and early December, faculty and staff of the College's Department of Physical Therapy show off their 50th anniversary sweatshirts.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many of the festivities online, the UAMS College of Health Professions still managed to celebrate 50 years of excellence.

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