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October 22, 2019

UAMS-Produced Head Molds to Improve Quality of Brain MRI

Tim Taylor

Devin Guillory of the UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center wears a head mold created from 3-D photos of her.

How long do you think you could lie still without moving an inch? Five, 10, maybe 15 minutes? A person undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is expected to lay still in a relatively small space for at least 30 minutes. Now, imagine having to go nearly twice that long without moving, without changing…

Team UAMS Turns Out in Force for First Health Fair

Yavonda Chase

Mande Corbett tells fair attendees about the Stocked & Reddie food pantry.

Nearly 1,300 members of Team UAMS turned out Oct. 15 for the first UAMS Employee, Student Health Fair.

October 15, 2019

Students Explore Biomedical Sciences Options at Career Day

Amy Widner

Rep talking to student at booth

A graduate degree in biomedical science serves as preparation for many different careers, but how do students decide which one might be the right fit? The 19th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences gave graduate and undergraduate students a chance to think about just that, and to hear about the different types of careers directly…

October 14, 2019

Innovation is Focus of Storied Faculty Development Program

Spencer Watson

Teaching Scholars gather for the first meeting of the nine-month program in September.

A storied, 24-year-old program in the UAMS Office of Educational Development (OED), Division of Academic Affairs, is taking steps to help faculty members become better teachers and scholars as they themselves become students and embrace innovative instructional methods in a professional development program called Teaching Scholars. “Teaching Scholars has a great tradition of advancing the…

October 10, 2019

2019 Employee Service Awards — The Honorees

Yavonda Chase

Thank You

Twenty-three UAMS employees are being honored this year for their four decades or more of service. We want to thank them for their years of dedication to improving the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

October 4, 2019

Celebrations Showcase Parade of Cultures at UAMS

Spencer Watson

International Fest included tables with cultural items, food by UAMS Catering and demonstrations, such as a traditional Filipino dance with candles.

Hundreds of members of the campus community recently packed the ground floor concourse of the UAMS Education II building to travel the world. About a dozen countries were represented at International Fest, the Sept. 27 culminating celebration of Diversity Month, organized by the UAMS Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and co-sponsored by the Chancellor’s…

October 3, 2019

College of Medicine Students Get into Spirit at Academic House Olympics

Amy Widner

Students cheering

Medical school isn’t always about books and biology. Sometimes it’s about Baggo and bragging rights. Such is the case at the Academic House Olympics, an annual event where students, faculty and their families put aside the hard work of medical school for an afternoon to have a little fun. This year’s festivities were held in…

Arkansas Increases Career Service Bonus Amounts

Yavonda Chase

During the legislative session, the State of Arkansas passed Act 914 to amend the annual career service recognition payments for state employees. The new bonus amounts for UAMS staff went into effect July 25, 2019.

September 27, 2019

Vigil Honors Groundbreaking Life, Career of Edith Irby Jones

Spencer Watson

UAMS faculty, staff and students hold lighted candles in memory of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who died July 15.

Dozens of UAMS faculty, staff and students gathered outside the Medical Center on a mercifully cool and clear evening for a vigil by the Edith Irby Jones, M.D., chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to honor its namesake, who died July 15. Jones became the first African American to attend an all-white medical…

September 25, 2019

Research Induction Ceremony Launches Graduate Students’ Path to Ph.D.

Linda Haymes

Twenty-five UAMS Graduate School students from seven programs received white lab coats Sept. 16, signaling their readiness to begin doctoral research.

Twenty-five UAMS Graduate School students from seven programs received white lab coats Sept. 16, signaling their readiness to begin doctoral research. The donning of new research coats embroidered with their name to celebrate their pursuit of doctoral degrees may seem like a transformative moment happening in an instant. In reality, a lot of work took…

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