College of Health Professions


November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…


October 17, 2019

College Celebrates Students, Donors at Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Yavonda Chase

Scholarship recipient Erin McKinney (center) with Pat Hurst (second from right) and other members of the Ann Bowers Hurst family.

The College of Health Professions celebrated student achievement and donor generosity at its Annual Scholarship Program.


August 27, 2019

Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don Their White Coats

Yavonda Chase

First-year students in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions recite the Therapist's Oath during a white coat ceremony Aug. 16.

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions bestowed white coats on members of the Classes of 2023 and 2021, respectively, during an Aug. 16 ceremony in the I. Dodd Wilson building.


August 26, 2019

North Arkansas College, UAMS Sign New Online Transfer Agreement

Yavonda Chase

Dr. Randy Esters, North Arkansas College president, and Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS provost, sign an agreement Monday in to allow Northark Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) graduates to transfer to an online program at UAMS to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS).

North Arkansas College in Harrison has signed an agreement with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) that allows Northark Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) graduates to transfer to a corresponding online Bachelor of Science degree program through UAMS without leaving their hometowns.


August 22, 2019

UAMS Graduates Reunite and Reminisce at Alumni Weekend 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

Judy Huneycutt and Jill Lancaster, both CON '69, pose for photos during the Saturday night Golden Grad dinner at the Capital Hotel.

UAMS graduates from all colleges spent the Aug. 16-17 Alumni Weekend living it up in Little Rock, enjoying hands-on learning, fine dining and each other’s company. More than 100 UAMS alumni and guests, many from this year’s Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, reconnected with old friends and colleagues, making the most of their time…


July 15, 2019

New College of Health Professions Faculty

Yavonda Chase

The College of Health Professions welcomes our newest faculty members!


July 11, 2019

Gardner Urges Graduates to Embody UAMS’ Mission in Their Careers

Yavonda Chase

Kayla Copeland (center) is all smiles after receiving her academic hood from John Jefferson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, and Angel Holland, Ed.D., assistant professor. Copeland said she got a little teary when she saw her name -- Dr. Kayla Copeland -- on a sign.

For the 97 students in the College of Health Professions receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees, the May 17 hooding ceremony represented a long-awaited end of their studies and the beginning of their clinical careers.


June 19, 2019

College of Health Professions Hosts Brunch for Graduating Students

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, speaks to the crowd at the College of Health Profession's graduation brunch.

The College of Health Professions (CHP) celebrated its 2019 graduates with an informal brunch May 17 in the Admin West lobby and front porch.


June 11, 2019

Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Accepts their White Coats

Yavonda Chase

Students from the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 recite the Physician Assistant Professional Oath during a May 24 white coat ceremony.

The Physician Assistant Studies program presented 40 students from the Class of 2021 with their white coats May 24 in a ceremony in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.


May 20, 2019

UAMS Graduates 864 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Sharanda Williams (center), director of Academic Affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine, stands as marshal with students ready to receive their diplomas.

Degrees and certificates were awarded to 864 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 18 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 165 in the College of Medicine, 229 in the College of Nursing, 111 in the College of…



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