Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


January 5, 2023

UAMS’ Health Career University Accepting Applications for Programs in Little Rock, Pine Bluff

Chris Carmody

A student in the Health Career University program receives help with his work in a UAMS laboratory.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for Health Career University, a program for students interested in pursuing careers in health care or research. Health Career University provides high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups with exposure to health…


December 28, 2022

UAMS Panel Discusses Value of Mentorship for Underrepresented Minorities

Chris Carmody

Nicholas Pettus, manager of diverse student recruitment in the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, speaks during the Bridge Builders mentorship event.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) hosted a virtual panel discussion that focused on the importance of mentorship for staff members from underrepresented minority groups. Sharanda Williams, assistant dean for student affairs and diversity in the UAMS College of Medicine, said mentors serve as guides to…


December 9, 2022

UAMS Hosts Panel Discussion on Experiences in Military Service

Chris Carmody

David Williams, assistant registrar for veterans' services, describes his experiences from 13 years of service in the Marine Corps.

Four UAMS employees who served in the military or have close ties to service members shared their experiences during a virtual event hosted by the Veterans Subcommittee of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


November 23, 2022

UAMS Event Encourages Students in Delta to Pursue Health Careers

Chris Carmody

High school students learn how to conduct ultrasound examinations and perform other procedures during the REACH event in Helena-West Helena.

Students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered at Barton High School in Phillips County for an annual event that encourages high school students from the Arkansas Delta to pursue careers in health care. The Raising Exposure and Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) session marked a return to in-person community outreach…


November 17, 2022

INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Names UAMS as Recipient of Health Professions HEED Award

Chris Carmody

This photo shows the UAMS Medical Center. The campus has been named as a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has again been chosen as a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. UAMS is among 63 recipients that will be featured in the magazine’s…


November 10, 2022

UAMS Seminar Focuses on Ending Stigmas Surrounding Veterans’ Mental Health

Chris Carmody

Isis Pettway talks about ways to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues for veterans and active-duty service members.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) held a virtual seminar aimed at breaking the stigmas regarding the mental health of veterans and active-duty service members. Isis Pettway, M.S., Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), with the UAMS Health AR ConnectNow program in the Psychiatric Research Institute, said her goal was to create a safe space…


November 2, 2022

UAMS Holds Pride Celebration in Support of LGBTQ Community

Chris Carmody

Thea Rosenbaum (from left), chief clinical transformation officer for UAMS Health; Michelle Krause, interim CEO of the UAMS Medical Center and interim senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health; Stephanie Gardner, UAMS provost and chief strategy officer; and Brian Gittens, vice chancellor of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion were among the campus leaders who attended the Pride Celebration.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) capped a series of Pride events in October with a celebration of the campus’s commitment to the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ+ Subcommittee of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) hosted the event, an informal affair where students and faculty members mingled over lunch and…


October 28, 2022

UAMS Webinar Offers Ideas to Make Information Accessible for People with Disabilities

Chris Carmody

Jeffrey DeSantis, educational coordinator for the physician’s assistant program in the College of Health Professions, talks about the problems that colorblind people experience in the workplace and in everyday life.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) marked National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a virtual seminar that showed employees how to present information in a way that is more accessible for those with disabilities. The Disability Subcommittee of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) hosted the event, titled “Disability Through…


October 21, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Hispanic Cultures at Virtual Event

Chris Carmody

Viridiana Saenz, a first-year resident in the College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, talks about the culture in Mexico, where she grew up.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with an event in which medical residents and faculty members from the College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine described the Spanish-speaking nations and territories where they grew up. The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s (DDEI) Diversity and…


September 23, 2022

UAMS Speaks Out Against Racial Inequities in Health Care

Chris Carmody

Participants stand together after the White Coats for Black Lives event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Students and employees gathered in front of UAMS Medical Center to oppose disparities and structural racism in health care that adversely affect Black communities and to hear about efforts by UAMS to provide equitable care for everyone.



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