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June 26, 2019

Volunteers Honored for Service to Hospital

Kate Franks

Larry Lichty (center) is this year’s Volunteer of the Year, honored for his work with the Connections Team serving international patients. Congratulating him on his award are Jane Corley, director of international patient services (left) and Chrissy Adams, international finance manager.

UAMS Medical Center honored its volunteers at a June 5 luncheon in appreciation of 54,381 hours of service to the hospital and clinics in the past year.


June 20, 2019

Review Phase of ‘Ambitious’ 2029 Strategic Plan Nears End

Jon Parham

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, speaks to a university town hall audience about the Vision 2029 strategic plan.

After more than a month collecting feedback and reactions to the draft 10-year Vision 2029 strategic plan, UAMS is nearing the point where it will finalize the plan and shift to implementation, said Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., provost and chief strategy officer, during a June 17 town hall update.


June 18, 2019

Coming Soon – UAMS Food Pantry

Yavonda Chase

Stocked & Reddie

Next month, UAMS will be launching Stocked and Reddie, an on-campus food pantry for members of Team UAMS (employees and students) who are food insecure. UAMS also will be hosting a Feed the Funnel event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, to make meal kits for the pantry. Volunteers are needed to help!


June 17, 2019

Vice Chancellor Leads Workshop on Defense Department Grant Process

Ben Boulden

More than 50 people attended the workshop on Department of Defense research funding.

UAMS research faculty learned how to get a leg up on applying for funding from the U.S. Department of Defense during a recent workshop hosted by Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., the new UAMS vice chancellor for research. Open to all research faculty, the U.S. Department of Defense grant writing crash course June 7 was scheduled in…


June 14, 2019

Two Nursing Graduates Get Unconventional Pinnings

Spencer Watson

Heather Bound receiving her pin as a graduate of the UAMS College of Nursing.

While every new graduate is happy – and relieved – to get their diploma, many new nurses will tell you it is the unique pin traditionally given out just before graduation by colleges of nursing that they consider to be their true, symbolic entry into the profession. So it was with some dismay that two…


June 11, 2019

Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Accepts their White Coats

Yavonda Chase

Students from the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 recite the Physician Assistant Professional Oath during a May 24 white coat ceremony.

The Physician Assistant Studies program presented 40 students from the Class of 2021 with their white coats May 24 in a ceremony in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.


June 7, 2019

Robust Family Medicine Research, Strong Residency Highlighted at Poster Day

Amy Widner

Doctors near scientific poster

Great things are happening in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, with a recent research poster day as just the latest sign of the department’s “good health.” The poster session featured 35 posters, including 20 projects by residents. Topics included residency administration and education, ethics, case reports, improvements in patient…


June 5, 2019

Diversity Helps Keep Educational Pipeline Flowing

Spencer Watson

Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., inaugural vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, welcomes eighth grade students to the Roadmap to Success conference.

The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs has spent the spring working to fill the educational pipeline and inspire the next generation of health care workers: today’s junior high and high school students. “I think we’ve really been successful because we’ve had maybe 200 to 250 encounters with students, and that doesn’t include what we’ve got…


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.


June 3, 2019

Employees Honored at Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Kate Franks

The Sterile Processing Department received the Team Impact Award during the Awards of Excellence Ceremony on May 22. The department includes about 120 employees who ensure instruments needed for surgeries and procedures are sterile, safe and in working order.

The Medical Center’s Sterile Processing leadership team, Michael Arnold and Chief Nursing Officer Mary Helen Forrest were honored May 22 at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, an event sponsored by the UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary.



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