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 21, 2022

Gittens Reflects on Progress in Annual State of Diversity Address

Chris Carmody

Brian Gittens, vice chancellor of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, stands with winners of the Edith Irby Jones and UAMS Serves awards.

Brian Gittens, Ed.D., used his fourth annual State of Diversity address to reflect on efforts by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to foster a more inclusive institution.


September 15, 2022

UAMS’ Health Career U. Wraps Up Summer Programs

Chris Carmody

Many of the programs in Health Career U provide students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a research lab.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recently wrapped up its first summer of Health Career U, an effort that provides students from underrepresented minority groups with exposure to health careers and help getting into medical school. Health Career U, which encompasses a variety of programs serving high…


July 26, 2022

UAMS Pathways Academy Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas

Chris Carmody

Members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion gather to celebrate their partnership.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Pathways Academy is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA) on a mentorship initiative for the program’s students. Under the partnership, BBBSCA is providing sessions during which Pathways students will learn the meaning of mentorship and how to identify mentors in…


July 7, 2022

UAMS Accepting Applications for Pathways Academy Program in Jonesboro

Chris Carmody

Students from Pathways Academy's Pine Bluff RAMP-UP program prepare spaghetti and meat sauce during a trip to UAMS' Culinary Medicine Kitchen.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting applications from students in grades nine through 12 for the Pathways Academy program in Jonesboro. Pathways Academy is an innovative educational and community engagement program focused on preparing low-income students for educational and career opportunities in…



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