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July 22, 2021

UAMS Expands Koru Mindfulness Program to Public

Linda Haymes

“Koru was developed as an introduction to mindfulness for busy people who feel they ‘don’t have time to meditate,’” said Puru Thapa, M.D., director of the UAMS Mindfulness Program, professor of psychiatry and the director of Student, Resident and Faculty Wellness at UAMS.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Mindfulness Program is offering the Koru Mindfulness Program online for the public.  The first course will start Aug. 3. The four-week class meets weekly at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from Aug. 3-Aug. 24. Koru Mindfulness is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and stress-management skills….

July 2, 2021

July MVP — Patrick Geans

Ben Boulden

MVP Patrick Geans

Congratulations to Patrick Geans, the university’s MVP for July. Patrick is a health screener. Here is what his nominator wrote: Patrick is the ever friendly face and voice in the Cancer Institute lobby where he works as a health screener. He is polite, welcoming and makes everyone feel special. He maintains his smiling and compassionate…

July 1, 2021

UAMS Now ‘Official Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Provider’ for Razorbacks

Ben Boulden


UAMS on July 1 became the Official Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provider for Razorback Athletics. You will start seeing this partnership advertised in UAMS television, print and billboard ads, and on social media. Official UAMS and Razorbacks apparel coming soon as well.

June 30, 2021

UAMS Celebrates Juneteenth with Online Event

Spencer Watson

The online celebration included information videos, music and community sharing about Juneteenth celebrations.

June 30, 2021 | On the very day that President Joe Biden signed legislation making June 19 a national holiday, the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) hosted its second annual Juneteenth celebration, once again virtual because of the ongoing pandemic. “When we think about Juneteenth, we’re looking backwards,” said Odette Woods, senior…

June 21, 2021

UAMS Project SEARCH Interns Complete Program, Many Find Jobs

Ben Boulden

This year's Project SEARCH graduates hold their diplomas after the ceremony at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Little Rock. They are, left to right, Donna Pelle, Unard Bush, Marshall Neal, Jodarious Riggins, Matthew Henley Greenwalt, Joe Randall and Molly Stump.

Even masks and social distancing couldn’t conceal the powerful, positive emotions June 15 among the family and friends at St. Andrews United Methodist Church attending the graduation of seven young adults from Project SEARCH at UAMS.

COVID-19, Cancer Institute’s Growth among Topics at June Town Hall

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, right, responds to a question asked by Michael Manley, left, who fielded questions from the online audience.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, at the virtual Town Hall meeting June 16 introduced five speakers who each addressed a variety of subjects from COVID-19 research to recruitment, clinical volumes and construction.

June 18, 2021

Wellness Week Returns and Succeeds for Residents

Ben Boulden

Wellness Week in late May included pet therapy, a food drive and a week-long, online contest using the Goose Chase app.

With the resumption of wellness week events, both in-person and virtual, attention returned to the well-being of UAMS residents who are themselves deeply committed to the wellness of others. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of Wellness Week 2020 for residents in the UAMS Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, and it put already hard-working residents…

June 16, 2021

Physician Assistant Class of 2023 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., left, reads off the names of the 40 members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2023 as each in turn puts on their white coat during a partly virtual white coat ceremony.

May often brings graduations and happy endings to the studies of many types of student. But for the Class of 2023 in the UAMS Department of Physician Studies, the month and the department’s white coat ceremony May 28 marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.

June 3, 2021

June MVP — Camille Hart

Ben Boulden

Camille Hart -- June 2021 MVP of the Month

Congratulations to Camille Hart, our June MVP of the month. Camille is a program manager in the UAMS College of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Here is what her nominator wrote: Camille Hart is the epitome of going above and beyond her job description to improve health in Arkansas.

May 27, 2021

UAMS Speech Pathologists Earn Uncommon NICU Certification

Ben Boulden

Camp and Davis

Years of practical experience and professional education recently earned two UAMS speech pathologists, Carol Anne Camp and Jackie Davis, a certification that is rare in Arkansas. Both became Certified Neonatal Therapists, two of only a few with the certification in Arkansas, according to the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board (NTCB). “It feels good to be certified…

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