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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…

October 26, 2023

UAMS Police Protect and Serve: ‘We Are Very Safe Here’

Benjamin Waldrum

Chief Robert Barrentine

Keeping the peace and ensuring safety is a full-time job for any police officer. For members of the UAMS Police Department, being the only police force in the state that serves both a university and a hospital often means having to do more with less.

October 24, 2023

International Fest Celebrates Cultures of UAMS Students, Employees

Chris Carmody

Benjamin Mukera, a graduate assistant in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, describes the natural beauty of his native Tanzania.

Hundreds of people gathered recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to celebrate the countries and cultures represented at International Fest.

October 20, 2023

Investigators Soak in Research Expo 2023’s Abundant Resources, Services

David Robinson

TRI's David Avery, senior director of Clinical Research Operations, and Carrie Cochran-Raglon, director of the UAMS Rural Research Network, talk with Lipika Sarangi, Ph.D. (right).

Alberto Ramirez, Ph.D., was excited to attend Research Expo 2023, with its 50 research services and resources on display. “As an early-career researcher, the event proved to be remarkably valuable as it allowed me to gain insight into the numerous resources offered by UAMS, including TRI, Research & Innovation, and more, which have the potential…

October 4, 2023

People Statewide Celebrate the Life and Contributions of Joe Bates M.D., M.S.

Kev' Moye


Joe Bates M.D., M.S., associate dean for public health practice for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman of College of Public Health, died Sept. 29. Bates — a dedicated husband, family man, health leader and humanitarian — was 90.

September 25, 2023

UAMS Division of Research and Innovation Engages Researchers at Orientation and Administrative Showcase

David Robinson

Christy Simecka, DACLAM, D.V.M., (front left), director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, speaks with Susan Steelman, MLIS, AHIP; and (back left) Kerrey Roberto, director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, talks to Dirk Haselow, M.D.

UAMS research faculty got to hear directly from Division of Research and Innovation staff during a fun and informative afternoon that featured brief presentations and concluded with a poster session and reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

September 14, 2023

Gittens Delivers Fifth Annual State of Diversity Address

Chris Carmody

Brian Gittens, vice chancellor of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, delivers his State of Diversity address.

Brian Gittens, Ed.D., MPA, delivered his fifth annual State of Diversity address to a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) crowd, describing the university’s commitment to inclusivity as “dynamic and thriving.” 

September 13, 2023

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program Rises to 9th Nationally in Research Output

Benjamin Waldrum

Jones Eye Institute

The Doximity online networking service recently ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program ninth nationally among 125 programs in research output. The institute rose four places from its ranking of 13th last year. The institute has 16 residency slots and ranked ahead of several…

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