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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 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 7, 2022

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 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.


May 26, 2022

New Programs, Progress Take Centerstage at Town Hall Meeting

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, right, listens as Michael Manley reads a question from a member of the Town Hall's online audience.

At the May 18 Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting, future plans and new initiatives took the spotlight away from the COVID-19 pandemic, which was the focus of many previous Town Halls.


May 24, 2022

UAMS Ranks Fourth in Education on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List

Yavonda Chase

For the second year, UAMS has been recognized by Forbes magazine on its Best Employers for Diversity list.

UAMS ranks fourth among educational organizations nationally on an annual list of Best Employers for Diversity created by Forbes magazine. UAMS was also the highest ranked Arkansas company on the list, and the only one in the Top 100.


May 19, 2022

ICU Nursing Team, Roberts and Atkins Honored at Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Kate Franks

Steppe Mette, M.D., far left, presented the Team Impact Award to the E4 Intensive Care Unit nursing team, for their work caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The E4 Intensive Care Unit nursing team, Michelle Roberts, RN, and Julie Atkins, RN, were honored May 12 at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, an event sponsored by the UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary.


Nurses Week Honors, Celebrates UAMS Nurses

Kate Franks

Recipients of the 10th annual Professional Nursing Awards are, left to right, Rosalyn Perkins, Holly Jenkins, Brittany Johnson, Donna Malone and Deborah Johnson.

Nurses week 2022 began on Thursday, May 5, with a kick-off ceremony in the Lobby Gallery featuring opening remarks by Chief Nursing Officer Trenda Ray, introduction of the Nurses Rock Committee, and a blessing of the hands by Director of the Pastoral Care Department Susan McDougal.


UAMS Celebrates Ninth Project SEARCH Graduating Class

Ben Boulden

The Class of 2022 Project SEARCH graduates hold up their Certificates of Completion just after the conclusion of their graduation ceremony at UAMS. Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, also spoke at the event.

On their way to their May 16 graduation ceremony, the Project SEARCH graduating Class of 2022 interns provided valuable assistance to UAMS this winter during the omicron surge of COVID-19 pandemic.



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