December 1, 2023

Dominique Covington

News Staff

Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote:

Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.

Kent Westbrook, M.D., Keeps Audience Laughing While Delivering Wisdom

Linda Satter

Kent Westbrook, M.D., entertains his audience while offering serious life lessons.

Laughter spilled out of the Walton Auditorium and three overflow rooms during much of the inaugural Last Lecture, delivered Nov. 16 in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by Kent C. Westbrook M,D., distinguished professor of surgery. A leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for five decades who continues to see…

November 30, 2023

UAMS Names Steven Webber, M.D., as Dean of the College of Medicine, Executive Vice Chancellor

Yavonda Chase

Steven Webber, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Steven Webber, M.D., has been named executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective March 1.

November 22, 2023

UAMS College of Medicine Student Participates in Ironman World Championship in France

David Wise

UAMS College of Medicine Student Brandon Hogge celebrates after crossing the finish line at the Ironman World Championship in Nice, France.

Many people have bucket list items. For some, it may be attending medical school. For others, it may be participating in the Ironman World Championship. Brendon Hogge thought, “Why not do both … simultaneously?” Hogge, a second-year medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, recently competed…

November 9, 2023

UAMS Hosts Breakfast, Donation Drive to Show Appreciation for Veterans

Chris Carmody

Students from the Arkansas Military and First Responder Academy conduct the presentation of colors at the start of the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Nov. 6 hosted a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to honor students and employees for their service in the armed forces. The event, organized by the Veterans Subcommittee of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), was part of a monthlong celebration of veterans at UAMS…

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…

October 26, 2023

UAMS Police Protect and Serve: ‘We Are Very Safe Here’

Benjamin Waldrum

Chief Robert Barrentine

Keeping the peace and ensuring safety is a full-time job for any police officer. For members of the UAMS Police Department, being the only police force in the state that serves both a university and a hospital often means having to do more with less.

October 24, 2023

International Fest Celebrates Cultures of UAMS Students, Employees

Chris Carmody

Benjamin Mukera, a graduate assistant in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, describes the natural beauty of his native Tanzania.

Hundreds of people gathered recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to celebrate the countries and cultures represented at International Fest.

October 20, 2023

Investigators Soak in Research Expo 2023’s Abundant Resources, Services

David Robinson

TRI's David Avery, senior director of Clinical Research Operations, and Carrie Cochran-Raglon, director of the UAMS Rural Research Network, talk with Lipika Sarangi, Ph.D. (right).

Alberto Ramirez, Ph.D., was excited to attend Research Expo 2023, with its 50 research services and resources on display. “As an early-career researcher, the event proved to be remarkably valuable as it allowed me to gain insight into the numerous resources offered by UAMS, including TRI, Research & Innovation, and more, which have the potential…

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