Center for Diversity Affairs


December 17, 2018

Students Learn About Services for LGBTQ+ Patients

Spencer Watson

From left: Amber Booth-McCoy, Jacey Curtis, Emily Tharp, Zack Baker, Zain Alfanek and Billy Thomas.

Future health care professionals from throughout UAMS recently gathered to learn about the specific needs of, and services available to, the LGBTQ communities in the Little Rock metro area. The talk, which featured Zack Baker, the education and outreach coordinator from Planned Parenthood Great Plains, was presented by the UAMS Rainbow Health Alliance and sponsored…


December 6, 2018

UAMS Intern Program Participants Present at National Conference

Spencer Watson

Three undergraduate students in the UAMS Summer Research Internship program recently attended in the ABRCMS in Indianapolis.

Some participants in the Summer Research Internship (SRI) program of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs recently had the chance to present their work on the national stage. The program offers undergraduate and even high school students the opportunity to work alongside researchers in a professional lab setting. This year, three college students were selected…


November 19, 2018

Teens get ‘PhUn’ learning experience at UAMS

Spencer Watson

Students from Little Rock Central High School are surprised when a mannequin at the UAMS Simulation Center provides verbal feedback during their visit for Physiology Understanding ("PhUn") Day.

Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology…


November 8, 2018

UAMS Students Visit Helena Teens to Showcase Health Care Careers

Spencer Watson

UAMS students visiting KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena to talk about preparing for careers in health care.

UAMS students visited KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena recently to share with the nearly college-bound students the vast opportunities and careers in health care. The event, Raising Exposure & Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) in the Delta, gave nearly two hundred ninth through 12th grade students the opportunity to ask questions, visit with…


November 5, 2018

UAMS Shows Gratitude for Veterans with Breakfast, Care Packages

Spencer Watson

Veterans were offered tokens of appreciation according to their branch of service.

Active duty, reserve and veterans of the armed forces who are UAMS employees were honored at a Nov. 2 breakfast, just one part of a larger month of celebrations and events planned by the UAMS Veterans Awareness Committee in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.


September 24, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Benjamin Waldrum

First-year medical students Brittany Demmings and Tia'Asia James meet Edith Irby Jones, M.D. (at right) after receiving scholarships created in her name.

Sept. 24, 2018 | A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American medical student in the South, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served.


June 26, 2018

Bank of America Supports UAMS Diversity Programs with $24,000 Gift

Benjamin Waldrum

June 26, 2018 | Bank of America continued its longstanding support of UAMS on June 19 with a gift of $24,000 to support the summer enrichment programs of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Chancellor’s Circle. This marks the seventh consecutive year Bank of America has supported the center’s programs, which benefit students…


March 20, 2018

Diversity Day Brings Undergrads to UAMS

Lee Hogan

Debrah Mitchell, recruiting specialist for the UAMS College of Health Professions, speaks to students at UAMS Diversity Day on March 9.

March 20, 2018 | One hundred students from 24 Arkansas colleges and universities now know a little bit about what it takes to be a student at UAMS. The undergraduates spent the day on UAMS’ campus March 9 querying current UAMS students, speaking with representatives from various UAMS colleges, learning best practices for success at…


October 11, 2017

UAMS Tours The World at International Fest, Caps Diversity Month

Lee Hogan

UAMS International Fest Diversity Month

Oct. 11, 2017 | On most days the ground floor concourse in the Education II Building is a thoroughfare and gathering place for students, but Sept. 28 it became a mode for world travels. UAMS faculty, staff and students who attended transformed into globetrotting tourists and sightseers. It began in China, sampling local cuisine, admiring…


September 12, 2017

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts

Lee Hogan

UAMS Diversity Awards 2017

Sept. 12, 2017 | Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy, program coordinator…



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