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February 26, 2024

Black History Month Celebration Recognizes Stories Told Through Art

Chris Carmody

Rex Deloney, chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Little Rock Central High School, describes the inspiration that led him to create a series of paintings called “Brothers by One: The Black Athlete and Social Justice.”

Students and employees from UAMS celebrated Black History Month with a Feb. 21 event that highlighted the works of artists on campus and in the community.

February 7, 2024

UAMS Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Kicks Off Service Campaign

Chris Carmody

Sharon Ingram, assistant vice president at U.S. Bank and chair of the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, stands at the lectern as she gives a speech that focused on King’s six principles of nonviolence.

UAMS held a Jan. 30 celebration to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and to kick off the 2024 UAMS Serves campaign.

January 25, 2024

UAMS Faculty, Staff Members Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring

Chris Carmody

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman chair in oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, gives a presentation as part of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Grand Rounds leadership series.

UAMS honored nine faculty and staff members during a Jan. 17 ceremony that acknowledged their commitment to the mentorship of colleagues and students. 

December 27, 2023

The Year in Review, 2023: UAMS Opens Several New Buildings, Expands Clinical Programs

Ben Boulden

In 2023, UAMS celebrated several openings of new facilities as well as broke ground on new construction. Starting top left, they were: 1 - Urology Center in Premier Medical Plaza; 2 - Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic in North Little Rock; 3 - new Radiation Oncology Center; 4 - Proton Center; 5 - The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital; 6 - Cancer clinic and infusion center at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock; 7 - Orthopaedics & Sports Performance Center in Springdale (concept art); and 8 Milk Bank.

The spring and summer of 2023 brought growth to UAMS as the university opened several new facilities including a new hospital  on the Little Rock campus and broke ground on a new sports performance center in Northwest Arkansas.

December 21, 2023

Head Start Carolers Bring Merriment to UAMS

Nathan Tidwell

UAMS Head Start Carolers

A delightful tradition continued Dec. 18 as preschoolers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Head Start program delivered a spirited performance, full of holiday cheer. Students from the UAMS Head Start program have sung carols on campus for more than 20 years. Dressed in green T-shirts and Santa caps, 11 carolers, ages…

December 20, 2023

UAMS Public Health Innovator Joe Bates, M.D., M.S., Fondly Remembered at Book Signing

Nathan Tidwell

Sandra Chai, Jennifer Dillaha, Larry Floyd

Colleagues and family reflected on the accomplishments and shared memories of Joe Bates, M.D., M.S., during a book signing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Dec. 8. Larry Floyd, who co-authored “Stalking the Great Killer: Arkansas’ Long War on Tuberculosis” with Bates, led a panel discussion that also included Arkansas Department…

December 1, 2023

Kent Westbrook, M.D., Keeps Audience Laughing While Delivering Wisdom

Linda Satter

Kent Westbrook, M.D., entertains his audience while offering serious life lessons.

Laughter spilled out of the Walton Auditorium and three overflow rooms during much of the inaugural Last Lecture, delivered Nov. 16 in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by Kent C. Westbrook M,D., distinguished professor of surgery. A leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for five decades who continues to see…

November 30, 2023

UAMS Names Steven Webber, M.D., as Dean of the College of Medicine, Executive Vice Chancellor

Yavonda Chase

Steven Webber, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Steven Webber, M.D., has been named executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective March 1.

November 9, 2023

UAMS Hosts Breakfast, Donation Drive to Show Appreciation for Veterans

Chris Carmody

Students from the Arkansas Military and First Responder Academy conduct the presentation of colors at the start of the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Nov. 6 hosted a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to honor students and employees for their service in the armed forces. The event, organized by the Veterans Subcommittee of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), was part of a monthlong celebration of veterans at UAMS…

October 27, 2023

UAMS 12th Street Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Fall Festival

Ben Boulden

Face-painting and crafts were among several activities available to the public attending the Fall Festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

About 200 people – families, students and volunteers – turned out Oct. 7 for the Fall Festival at the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, which also served as a celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary. “There was a moment when I was standing outside looking at our sign, looking at our students interacting…

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