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The Physician Assistant Program Class of 2021 stand Aug. 27 in Smith Auditorium for a final group photo after their Valediction ceremony.

UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Evokes Tears, Smiles

Sept. 15, 2021 | As he brought the UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Valediction Ceremony to a close Aug. 27, Edward Williams wiped his eyes, and with a sad smile, he joked that his “eyes tend to sweat” when it’s warm. Williams, MPAS, PA-C, is chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health...

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UAMS Outpatient Therapy Clinic Receives Parkinson’s Grant

Sept. 15, 2021 | FAYETTEVILLE – Parkinson Voice Project has named the UAMS Outpatient Therapy Clinic in Fayetteville as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. SPEAK OUT! is a therapy regimen tailored to people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their voicing, and in turn, their swallowing. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12...

Members of an Army medical team get fit-tested for personal protective equipment. The Army arrived on campus Sept. 10 to help provide COVID-19 patient care in the UAMS Medical Center.

Army Medical Team at UAMS to Help Care for COVID-19 Patients

Sept. 13, 2021 | Each speaker who spoke Sept. 9 to the Army personnel in the Lobby Gallery at UAMS chose different words to deliver the same message: We need you, and we are so very glad you’re here. Including nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians, the 20-person Army medical team arrived Thursday on the main campus for orientation.

Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., consults with John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D., in the UAMS Pathology Lab.

UAMS Research Team Finds Potential Cause of COVID-19 ‘Long-haulers’

Sept. 9, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A UAMS research team has identified a potential cause of long-lasting symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients, often referred to as long-haulers. The findings were published in the journal, The Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE). At the heart of the team’s findings is an antibody that shows up weeks after an...

Students gather for a photo after receiving their white coats. They are members of the in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Sciences in Disorders Class of 2023

Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don White Coats

Sept. 8, 2021 | One of the many things the white coat represents for students pursuing degrees in the health care field is a fresh start. For the first-year students in the UAMS Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, the department’s white coat ceremony on Aug. 20 marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.

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