August 22, 2019

UAMS Graduates Reunite and Reminisce at Alumni Weekend 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

Judy Huneycutt and Jill Lancaster, both CON '69, pose for photos during the Saturday night Golden Grad dinner at the Capital Hotel.

UAMS graduates from all colleges spent the Aug. 16-17 Alumni Weekend living it up in Little Rock, enjoying hands-on learning, fine dining and each other’s company. More than 100 UAMS alumni and guests, many from this year’s Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, reconnected with old friends and colleagues, making the most of their time…


August 9, 2019

UAMS Partners With Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Expand Comprehensive Digital Health Network

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Mahlon O. Maris, M.D., Curtis Barnett, Angela Wimmer, M.Ed., and Curtis Lowery, M.D., pose in front of a digital health interpretive wall commemorating the digital health partnership and honoring Maris' legacy.

A $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will enable the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to advance digital health statewide to provide patients better and more streamlined access to health care. The grant was announced today as leaders from UAMS…


August 2, 2019

$100,000 Estate Gift Enhances UAMS College of Medicine Scholarship

Benjamin Waldrum

Walker, a 1946 College of Medicine graduate, established the initial scholarship in 1994 in memory of his parents.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Ambrose T. Walker Jr., M.D. to enhance the A.T. and Gladys Walker Memorial Scholarship in the UAMS College of Medicine. “We are profoundly grateful for the enduring generosity of the late Dr. Walker and his family,” said Christopher…


July 22, 2019

Stephanie Froehlich Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement for UAMS Office of Institutional Advancement

Benjamin Waldrum

Froehlich brings 16 years of experience in marketing and development from multiple roles of progressive responsibility at Auburn University.

Stephanie Froehlich has been named associate vice chancellor for central advancement for the Office of Institutional Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 12. Froehlich brings 16 years of experience in marketing and development from multiple roles of progressive responsibility at Auburn University. In her new position, she will oversee the…


July 16, 2019

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Trailblazing Medical Pioneer, Passes Away at 91

Benjamin Waldrum

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South.

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who became a pioneer when she enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South, and who went on to a distinguished career as a doctor, educator and philanthropist, passed away on July 15. She was 91. “All of UAMS…


June 25, 2019

Tara Peña Joins UAMS Institutional Advancement as Director of Alumni and Annual Giving

Benjamin Waldrum

Peña earned a bachelor’s of business administration, marketing and management at Texas Tech University and held a number of different advancement roles there.

LITTLE ROCK — Tara Peña has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Institutional Advancement as director of alumni and annual giving, effective June 3. Peña earned a bachelor’s of business administration, marketing and management at Texas Tech University and held a number of different advancement roles there, including coordinator of…


June 19, 2019

Zach Peña Joins UAMS Institutional Advancement as Executive Director of Development

Benjamin Waldrum

Peña has more than a decade of experience in development at Texas Tech University and has supported college and system development teams in fundraising and advancement services.

LITTLE ROCK — Zach Peña has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Institutional Advancement as an executive director of development, effective June 3. Peña has more than a decade of experience in development at Texas Tech University and has supported college and system development teams in fundraising and advancement services….


June 5, 2019

Brian E. Gittens, Ed.D., M.P.A., Named Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Benjamin Waldrum

Gittens is a seasoned diversity and human resources professional, researcher, educator and consultant with more than three decades of experience.

Brian E. Gittens, Ed.D, M.P.A., has been named vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) effective June 1. Gittens succeeds Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., a neonatologist in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, who was named UAMS’ first vice chancellor for diversity in 2011….


June 4, 2019

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Invested in Harry P. Ward Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair

Benjamin Waldrum

Patterson sits in his chair at the investiture ceremony. Behind him are (from left to right): Donald Bobbitt, Ph.D., Michael E. Mendelsohn, M.D., Steve Carpenter, M.D., John Goodson, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested June 3 as the third recipient of the Harry P. Ward Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair.


March 6, 2019

Twelve Programs Receive Grants from UAMS Chancellor’s Circle

Benjamin Waldrum

Chancellor Patterson speaks at the awards ceremony. Twelve UAMS programs received grants totaling $425,000.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, awarded 12 program grants totaling a record-tying $425,000 at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony and reception held March 5. The funds awarded match the record set last year by the Chancellor’s Circle, which provides funds to support key mission areas in health care education, research and patient…



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