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October 26, 2020

Program Highlights Managers Leading Engaged Teams

Yavonda Chase

“Right now, UAMS is really focusing on increasing employee engagement, which can sometimes be difficult for managers to really understand and implement,” said Shelby Fray, senior OD consultant. “The idea behind this interview series is to listen to managers who are already engaging their employees and find out how they’re doing it.”

The Organizational Development Department in the UAMS Office of Human Resources is highlighting managers at UAMS who are leading highly engaged teams.


October 23, 2020

UAMS College of Pharmacy Business Plan Team Takes National Award for Fourth Time for Most Wins Ever

Ben Boulden

On March 5 before masking and social distancing guidelines were in effect, the NCPA Student Business Plan team stands in front of a pharmacy decorated with signs to stand in for the team's Functional Pharmacy concept they proposed in their winning business plan. Team members are, left to right, Patrick Gurley, Brittany Butterfield, Marissa Johnston and Byron Johnson.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy team of four student pharmacists achieved a record-setting win recently in a national business plan competition. It marked the fourth time in eight years a team from the college has won the National Community Pharmacy Association’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student…


October 21, 2020

Nursing Students Don White Coats as They Transition to Patient Care

Spencer Watson

Nursing students donned their white coats from remote locations while faculty applauded their transition to clinical care from the Little Rock campus.

Smiling faces projected onto an enormous screen took the place of the traditional in-person ceremony Oct. 9 as students working to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing put on their white coats for the first time. The coats symbolize their transition from learning the methods and mastering the skills of nursing to applying that knowledge…


October 16, 2020

Get Healthy UAMS Presents First Virtual Health Fair

Yavonda Chase

Margaret Pauly, a registered dietitian, joins Mande Corbett from Stocked and Reddie to demonstrate how to prepare Cuban black beans.

More than 400 Team UAMS members tuned in Oct. 13 for the first Virtual Health Fair, sponsored by Get Healthy UAMS.


October 7, 2020

October MVP — Shaun Jenkins

Yavonda Chase

Shaun Jenkins is the October MVP of the Month. Congratulations, Shaun!

Congratulations to Shaun Jenkins, our October MVP of the Month!


October 6, 2020

2020 Employee Service Awards — The Honorees

Yavonda Chase

Thank You

Every year, UAMS recognizes employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. This year, UAMS honors 1,220 employees. One employee earns her 50-year pin, while three employees hit the 45-year mark.


UAMS Leaders Present Sunny Picture at September Town Hall

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and other senior leaders presented updates on a variety of topics during the Sept. 30 Town Hall.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, kicked off his monthly Town Hall meeting Sept. 30 by showing the “Heroes Work Here” video. Produced by the Office of Communications & Marketing for the UA Board of Trustees meeting earlier in the month, the video shares the experiences of employees on the front-line of the battle against COVID-19….


September 30, 2020

UAMS Stroke Care Celebrated by American Heart Association

Spencer Watson

The UAMS Stroke Program care team with the Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus award.

The quality of care for stroke patients at UAMS was recognized today in an online awards celebration hosted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The UAMS Stroke Program was noted for recent accomplishments, including Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus award, and its certification by The Joint Commission as central…


September 23, 2020

Physician Assistant Students Receive White Coats in Virtual Ceremony

Yavonda Chase

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies held its first virtual white coat ceremony Sept. 17. Students in the Class of 2022 were assisted by friends, family and significant others as they donned their white coats for the first time.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions celebrated the Class of 2022 with a virtual white coat ceremony Sept. 17.


September 22, 2020

New Exhibit Features Toys That Inspire Health Professions

Spencer Watson

Different versions of the classic board game Operation are included in the exhibit.

For even the most accomplished surgeons, advanced nurses or brilliant researchers, their journey toward health sciences began somewhere, and a new campus exhibit explores the origin of many of those careers: toys and games. The exhibit is located in the Central Building near the College of Medicine administrative offices “There’s a board game there called…



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