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April 9, 2021

April MVP — Rose Farquhar

Ben Boulden

Rose Farquhar

Each month, I have the privilege as chancellor of recognizing and celebrating an employee who represents the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, positive and compassionate. The MVP for April is just such a person, and I am pleased to announce that Rose Farquhar is our honoree. Rose is a social worker in the Internal Medicine Clinic.


April 6, 2021

Mehta Awards Ceremony Honors First Creative Writing Winners

Ben Boulden

The participants in the April 1 presentation of the first annual Mehta Awards gathered on Zoom for the virtual ceremony. The winners photos are numbered: 1- Timothy Muren; 2- Susan Van Dusen and 3- Sara Shalin.

What Paulette Mehta called a “cultural renaissance” at UAMS reached another milestone on April 1: the presentation of the first annual Drs. Paulette and Jay Mehta Awards in Creative Writing. The awards are the result of a $50,000 gift by Drs. Jay and Paulette Mehta and is administrated by the College of Medicine’s Department of…


March 23, 2021

Virtual Match Day Celebration Doesn’t Dampen COM Seniors’ Enthusiasm

Linda Satter

Madison Morris celebrates with family onscreen while Sharanda Williams and Sara Tariq, M.D., watch from the podium in the auditorium.

Senior medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered virtually Friday – some by themselves, some holding babies, some surrounded by family, friends and even their dogs – to announce where they would be continuing their medical training. Just before the virtual ceremony began, the students at UAMS and other medical…


March 16, 2021

Town Hall Speakers Highlight UAMS Efforts to Bolster Health Equity

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patteson, center, answers a question in writing from a member of the Town Hall audience that was read out loud by Michael Manley, left, as Provost Stephanie Gardner listens.

Increasing health equity and decreasing disparities inspire action at UAMS. The efforts include operating a food pantry for students and employees that has distributed more than 245,000 meals, sustaining a student-run, faculty-supervised clinic that provides health screenings and preventative care to an underserved community and providing outreach to minority communities in Northwest Arkansas fighting COVID-19….


March 12, 2021

Ruth Allen Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Virtual Spring Concert Available for Free on Vimeo

Ben Boulden

The Quapaw Quartet played a spring concert for UAMS employees livestreamed from Carver Elementary School.

Unable to watch the Ruth Allen Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Virtual Spring Concert?  No problem!  The recording is available for free on Vimeo. 


March 11, 2021

Leigh Ann Wilson and Collin V. Montgomery, APRN, receive 2020 Chris Hackler Award

Linda Haymes

Collin Montgomery, APRN and Leigh Ann Wilson the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received the 2020 Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics.

Two employees who work with the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received the 2020 Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics. Social worker Leigh Ann Wilson and Collin V. Montgomery, APRN, assist UAMS’ sickle cell patients. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disease…


March 3, 2021

March MVP — Joseph Woodall

Ben Boulden

Joseph Woodall

Dear Team UAMS, Each month, I have the pleasure of recognizing and celebrating an employee who represents the UAMS values of compassion, hard work and dedication. The MVP for March is just such a person, and I am pleased to announce that Joseph Woodall is our honoree. Joe is senior systems administrator, advanced, for UAMS…


February 25, 2021

Chancellor’s State of the University Highlights Accomplishments in Challenging Year

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, right, listens as Sharanda Williams, chair of the House of Delegates, introduces him Feb. 23 at the State of the University presentation.

Just meeting expectations in clinical care, medical education and research would have been a crowning achievement during the COVID-19 global pandemic, said University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. But instead, UAMS far exceeded expectations in almost every area.


February 22, 2021

Three Grants Awarded for Interprofessional Projects in Support of Vision 2029

Jon Parham

Emily Freeman, Sacha McBain and Gary Lewis

Three proposals recently received small grants for projects including creation of an interprofessional faculty mentoring program, examining implementation of PTSD and depression screening following injury, and a pilot study to improve the patient experience during a medical procedure through the use of virtual reality. The grants were awarded by the Office of Interprofessional Education and…


February 18, 2021

Mindfulness Program Offers Coping Skills during Stressful Time

Ben Boulden

UAMS nurses at a retreat in October meditate as part of a mindfulness exercise led by Paru Thapa, M.D.

Searching for peace of mind and a better way of coping with the everyday stresses of life and the newer anxieties brought on by a global pandemic might seem like a possible source of frustration itself. Many UAMS students, residents and faculty for the last two years have nevertheless found that search to be a…



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