MVP


February 15, 2024

Mike Pense

News Staff

Mike Pense, MVP for February 2024

Meet Mike Pense, the MVP for February. Mike serves as a heating-ventilation-air condition controls technician on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.


January 5, 2024

Angela Ward

Ben Boulden

Angela Ward, MVP for January 2024

Meet Angela Ward, a registered nurse in the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena, and the university’s MVP for January 2024. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety. Please read what one of her nominators…


December 1, 2023

December MVP — Dominique Covington

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Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote:

Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.


November 7, 2023

November MVP — Duward Martin

Ben Boulden

Duward Martin, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences MVP for the Month of November 2023

Meet Duward Martin, the MVP for November. Duward serves UAMS as a radiation therapist in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Radiation Oncology Center. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.


October 5, 2023

October MVP — Whitney Byles

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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.”


September 8, 2023

September MVP — Gabbie Robinson

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Gabrielle Robinson, MVP for September 2023

Meet Gabrielle “Gabbie” Robinson, the MVP for September. Gabbie serves as a medical assistant in the UAMS Cardiology Clinic in the Outpatient Center.

Please read what one of her nominators wrote about how she embodies the core values of UAMS: Gabbie has always gone above and beyond to make sure patients have a positive experience here at UAMS. She always makes the visit 100% about the patient. She always makes a patient feel heard. She is quick to turn a bad patient experience into a good one.


August 4, 2023

August MVP — Lisa Jensen

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Lisa Jensen, MVP for August 2023

Meet Lisa Jensen, the MVP for August. Lisa serves UAMS as an executive assistant in the UAMS Division of Finance & Administration.


July 6, 2023

July MVP — Janet Jackson

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Janet Jackson, MVP for July 2023

Meet Janet Jackson, the MVP for July. Janet serves as a lab support technician in the UAMS Laboratory & Pathology Service Line. She’s a member of Team UAMS who represents the university’s values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.


June 16, 2023

June MVP — April Wurtz

Ben Boulden

June 2023 MVP April Wurtz and Chancellor Cam Patterson

Meet April Wurtz, the MVP for June. April serves as a medical dosimetrist in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence.


May 5, 2023

May MVP — Ashleigh Kathiresan

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Ashleigh Kathiresan

Meet Ashleigh Kathiresan, the MVP for May. Ashleigh serves UAMS as director of clinical informatics. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of being integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.



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