Announcements


June 20, 2022

Town Hall Highlights Campus Safety, Digital Health, Workday Transition

Chris Carmody

Chancellor Cam Patterson responds to a question as Chief of Staff Michael Manley looks on during the Town Hall meeting.

The Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting held June 16 focused on issues of campus safety, digital health efforts and UAMS’ transition to the Workday management system. Watch video of the June 16 Town Hall meeting. Robert Barrentine, chief of the UAMS Police Department, spoke first about ways that employees can protect themselves in the event of…


June 16, 2022

Trees Planted in Honor of Be a Part of the Cure Walk Top Fundraisers

Marty Trieschmann

Trees Planted in Honor of Be a Part of the Cure Walk Top Fundraisers

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute planted two dogwood trees June 13 in honor of the 2022 Be A Part of the Cure Walk top fundraisers. “On April 30 of this year, the Be A Part of the Cure Walk brought together more than 1,000 people from different communities who walked to honor those…


June 14, 2022

Twin Pharmacy Students Inducted into Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame

Benjamin Waldrum

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus have a lot in common: they’re twin sisters, champion pole vaulters and College of Pharmacy students. Now, they can add “hall of famers” to that list. The sisters were enshrined June 3 as part of the 27th class of the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame, at a ceremony…


June 13, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Creative Writing at Second Annual Mehta Awards

Andrew Vogler

Mehtas with award winners

Though the creative arts are not commonly associated with health care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a long history of supporting humanities and arts, both in the curriculum and for staff development and wellness. Beginning in 2020, a generous endowment was provided to encourage employees and students to explore creative writing as…


June 8, 2022

June MVP — Shannon Lewis

News Staff

Shannon Lewis

Meet Shannon Lewis, the MVP for June. Shannon serves UAMS as a specialty nurse in the Women and Infants Service Line. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate.


June 7, 2022

UAMS Graduate School Faculty, Staff Celebrate its 57 Graduates

Linda Haymes

Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School, visits with the Class of 2022 during their Commencement Day brunch the morning of graduation.

About 130 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a Commencement Day brunch as they celebrated the Class of 2022 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School. This year’s 57 graduates included three students who received a post-doctoral certificate, 27 students who received a doctor of philosophy degree, 11 students who received a…


Appreciation Luncheon Honors Course Instructors

Kate Franks

Attendees at an appreciation luncheon honoring those who supported a new System Based Practice Elective for internal medicine residents. Photo by Bryan Clifton.

Sixteen UAMS employees were honored at a luncheon on May 24 for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the System Based Practice Elective.


June 6, 2022

Biggest Audience in Three Years Attends Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

Ben Boulden

The Physician Assistants Class of 2024 stands to recite and take the Professional Oath on May 27 in the Smith Auditorium.

The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024 in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies was likely the largest in-person event in the Smith Auditorium in three years. “This is the first time that we have been able to have family and friends together in the auditorium since COVID…


June 2, 2022

Snead, de Gravelles Receive Chancellor’s Teaching Awards; Jo Smith Recognized for Distinguished Service

Ben Boulden

Recipients of the 2022 Chancellor's Awards during the May 21 UAMS Commencement ceremony were Gregory Snead, left, Pam De Gravelles and Nancy Jo Atkins Smith.

Gregory Snead, M.D., and Pamela de Gravelles, Ph.D., each took home a Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the UAMS 2022 Commencement ceremonies May 21 at Simmons Bank Arena.


June 1, 2022

College of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2022

Linda Satter

Newly robed graduates recite the Hippocratic Oath in unison.

The 162 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Class of 2022 were greatly outnumbered by friends and family at their convocation ceremony May 20 in the Wally Allen Ballroom inside Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center. The crowd that filled most of the expansive space marked a welcome return…



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