October 20, 2023

College of Nursing Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors at Reception

Chris Carmody

College of Nursing scholarship recipients and donors listen to a speaker during the reception.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recently held a reception to recognize more than a dozen scholarship recipients as well as the donors who made the awards possible. Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean of the College of Nursing, thanked attendees for providing support at a time when the nationwide shortage…

October 11, 2023

UAMS College of Nursing Students Don White Coats

Chris Carmody

Students stand during the College of Nursing's white coat ceremony.

Nearly 150 students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing donned white coats during an Oct. 6 ceremony that recognized their transition to the clinical stage of their education. The ceremony, held at the First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock, honored students from the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs….

October 5, 2023

October MVP — Whitney Byles

News Staff

Whitney Byles, MVP for October 2023

Meet Whitney Byles, the MVP for October. Whitney serves as a dental assistant in the UAMS Oral Health Clinic.

Here’s what one of her nominators wrote about her: “Whitney takes the utmost pride in her work. Her face lights up when she learns something new, excels at a new procedure, or receives a compliment on her work.”

Presentation of White Lab Coats Signifies the Next Step for Doctoral Candidates

Nathan Tidwell

Kevin Chappell

The progression from student to researcher was the theme of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School’s annual research induction ceremony. Faculty, family, mentors, program directors and students gathered Sept. 11 at the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building. Students were presented with white lab coats, an acknowledgement of passing the Ph.D. qualifying…

College of Pharmacy Student Chapters Receive National Awards

Benjamin Waldrum

COP SNPhA Team 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy recently received national awards for two of its student organizations — the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. “I am so proud of our students for this well-deserved recognition,” said Ashok Philip, Ph.D., associate dean for student services….

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 19, 2023

Medical Student’s Two-Year Detour through NIH Reinforces Chosen Career Path

Linda Satter

Mason Belue

| Two years after taking a break from medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to participate in the prestigious Medical Research Scholars Program (MSRP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Mason Belue is more excited than ever about their future as a clinician-scientist. Instead of being away from UAMS…

September 15, 2023

College of Health Professions Scholarship Reception Recognizes Students, Donors

Ben Boulden

Justine Bersonda, center, holds certificates for the scholarships she recently received. A member of the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Class of 2023, Bersonda also spoke at the scholarship reception on behalf of the other scholarship recipients. Nathan Johnson, chair of the MLS department, stands left, and Dean Susan Long, right.

The UAMS College of Health Professions at a Sept. 8 reception celebrated dozens of students who recently received scholarships and also brought them together with many of the donors who made those scholarships possible.

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.” 

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