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October 18, 2021

UAMS Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2021 Health Professions HEED Award

Linda Satter

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual award, UAMS will be featured along with 50 other recipients in the December 2021 issue…


October 14, 2021

Culinary Medicine Program Opens New Kitchen

Ben Boulden

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., far right, holds the ribbon as Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., gets ready to cut it and officially open the the new Culinary Medicine Kitchen at UAMS.

What used to be a space where people could eat lunch is now a place where people will make lunches and other meals as part of the UAMS Culinary Medicine Program. On Oct. 5, the program reached a milestone in its brief history as it formally opened its new Culinary Medicine Kitchen.


October 12, 2021

Documentary Details Struggle with Opioids in Arkansas

Tim Taylor

Johnathan Goree, M.D., is one of two UAMS physicians included in the documentary “7 Days: The Opioids Crisis in Arkansas.”

A documentary dealing with the deadly problem of opioid addiction will premiere Oct. 13 at the 30th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film, which will be available online the following day, features a pair of UAMS physicians who are all too familiar with the hazards opioids pose to the state.


September 30, 2021

2021 Employee Service Awards — The Honorees

Ben Boulden

Thank You

Each year, UAMS recognizes employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. This year, UAMS honors 1,328 employees. Because of COVID-19, the 2021 celebration Oct. 5 on Zoom will be for those members of Team UAMS with 20 plus years of service.


September 28, 2021

Chancellor’s Town Hall Focus on COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, second from left, speaks Sept. 23 at the Town Hall. Michael Manley, left, moderated a discussion with a panel of experts that included, left to right, Stephen Mette, Michelle Krause, Suzanne Cobleigh and Robert Hopkins.

Discussion and questions about third COVID-19 vaccine booster shots dominated the Chancellor’s Town Hall on Sept. 23 at UAMS even as decisions about them were being made at the national level.


September 22, 2021

UAMS Team Named National Emergency Medicine Interest Group of the Year

Linda Satter

Paige Dailey, M.D., and Morgan Sweere

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received top honors nationally from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association  (EMRA). The UAMS group was named the EMIG of the Year. EMRA is the largest and oldest independent resident organization in the world and has a membership of more than…


SEED Grows Understanding, Empathy at UAMS

Ben Boulden

Seen here in early 2019, Mildred Randolph, DVM, seated, is director of SEED at UAMS and Marlo Thomas, standing, is the program's coordinator.

In a time of division in American society, the SEED program at UAMS cultivates understanding and empathy among the university community’s students, faculty and staff to erase those dividing lines.


September 20, 2021

UAMS Opens Rejuvenation Room for Clinical Workers

Linda Satter

Sherri Youngblood, R.N., takes a break from the ICU.

You walk through a nondescript wooden door halfway down the fourth-floor hallway outside the Intensive Care Unit. Suddenly, you’re free from the glare of overhead lights and the cacophony of phones, loudspeakers and beeping machines. You are removed, albeit temporarily, from the all-encompassing, heartbreaking reality of patients you’ve come to know who are fighting to…


September 16, 2021

Brain Imaging Research Center Installs New MRI Scanner

Tim Taylor

Using a crane, workers Sept. 13 install a new MRI scanner in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

To maintain its cutting-edge research efforts, the Brain Imaging Research Center replaced its current Philips 3T Achieva magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner Monday, Sept. 13 with a new Siemens 3T Prisma MRI scanner, capable of imaging brain function and structure with improved spatial and temporal resolution.


September 14, 2021

Gittens Highlights National Recognition, Geographic Expansion in Annual State of Diversity and Inclusion Address

Karmen Robinson

Vice Chancellor Brian Gittens, Ed.D., MPA, (center) pictured with UAMS Serves and Dr. Edith Irby Jones Diversity and Inclusion award recipients.

Vice Chancellor Brian Gittens, Ed.D., MPA, pictured above with Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Danielle Lombard-Sims, Ph.D., recognized unlimited opportunities and potential to advance diversity, equity and inclusion when he arrived at UAMS in June 2019.



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