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A Health Career University student works with an instructor in a lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UAMS’ Health Career University Accepting Applications for Programs in Camden, Magnolia

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for Health Career University programs in Camden and Magnolia. Health Career University encompasses a variety of high-tech, innovative programs that provide high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups with interactive exposure to…

Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., and Crystal Smith stand next to the UAMS MammoVan during a Midsouth Black Expo event in 2022.

UAMS Midsouth Black Expo Scheduled for Feb. 25

LITTLE ROCK — The 19th annual Midsouth Black Expo, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its Office of Health Initiatives and Disparities Research, will celebrate Black History Month with a free event that offers health education and cancer screenings and promotes local Black-owned businesses. The expo — themed “Our Health,…

patient standing with her doctor

104 and Cancer Free

UAMS patient treated by James Suen, M.D., is one of the oldest living cancer survivors in Arkansas   A favorite pillow in Maddie Upton’s Camden, Arkansas, home reads, ‘I’m so far up the hill, I’ve started up the next one.’ At 104, there is no old age joke she hasn’t heard, and she shows no…

Dana McEwen (left), instrument technician for Sterile Services, and Marcus Murphy, biomedical equipment technician in the UAMS Office of Academic Services, perform a live musical rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” during an event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

UAMS Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosted a virtual seminar to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and examine his efforts to eliminate health and economic disparities. The event, “Remembering Dr. King’s Other Dream: Economic Security and Health Equity,” was sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Subcommittee of the UAMS…



These programs were first broadcast the week of February 6, 2023.

Surgical residents practice skills on a synthetic cadaver during the Green Spine Lab.

UAMS Spine Lab Goes Green with 3-D Printed Cadavers

Feb. 1, 2023 | Faced with rising monetary and environmental costs of obtaining, transporting and storing cadavers for teaching purposes, two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurosurgeons believed there had to be a better, “greener” way. Glenn Pait, M.D., director of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute and fellow neurosurgeon Noojan…

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