College of Health Professions


October 7, 2022

UAMS Dental Hygiene Program Offers Free ‘Fall for Smiles’ Clinic for Children on Oct. 15

Ben Boulden

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Dental Hygiene is offering a free Fall for Smiles clinic Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., Suite 501.


September 26, 2022

Congressional Staffer Visits Physician Assistant Studies Department

Ben Boulden

Amelia Allert, second from left, a legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. French Hill, visits with Physician Assistant Studies students at UAMS.

Just as new students were arriving at UAMS, a legislative assistant working for U.S. Rep. French Hill visited the College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies with a goal of learning more about the program.


September 19, 2022

UAMS Researcher Receives Prestigious National Award, $1 Million to Support Falls Research in Older Adults

David Robinson

Jennifer Vincenzo, Ph.D., MPH, PT, is only the third physical therapist to receive the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging.

LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer L. Vincenzo, Ph.D., MPH, PT, recently became the first University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to receive the national Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, which comes with $1 million over five years. The award will support Vincenzo’s work implementing a falls prevention strategy as…


September 16, 2022

College of Health Professions Honors Scholars, Donors at Scholarship Reception

Ben Boulden

The recipients of College of Health Professions student scholarships gather on a staircase in the Rahn Building after the scholarship reception honoring them.

Smiles may have been just a bit brighter from UAMS College of Health Professions scholarship recipients at the Sept. 8 reception that brought them together with scholarship donors. Dean Susan Long, Ed.D., said the increasing cost of living in 2022 has only added value to the financial support that scholarships offer to students. “Some students…


September 9, 2022

UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2022 Overcomes Pandemic Challenges to Graduate

Ben Boulden

Joseph Frescura, left, waits to step onto the stage and watches as Edward Williams and Hillary Mayberry help Taryn Frazier put on her long, white coat as part of the Valediction Ceremony for the Physician Assistant Program's Class of 2022.

What the members of the UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2022 went through to get to their Aug. 26 Valediction Ceremony marking the completion of their studies was and probably will remain singular in the program’s history.


August 24, 2022

Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don ‘Cloaks of Compassion’ at White Coat Ceremony

Ben Boulden

Students in the audiology Class of 2026 and the speech-language pathology Class of 2024 and faculty from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology gather for a group photo after the White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 19

New students in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology on Aug. 19 marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives by putting on their white coats.


August 18, 2022

New Students Get Overview of Year Ahead in College of Health Professions

Ben Boulden

Hundreds of new College of Health Professions students listen to one of several presentations Aug. 15 during the New Student Welcome Program.

To learn at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), students first need to learn about the university and their programs, and that’s what hundreds of new students in the College of Health Professions did Aug. 15 during the New Student Welcome Program.


August 11, 2022

College of Health Professions Promotes Four Faculty Members

News Staff

The UAMS College of Health Professions recently promoted four members of its faculty. Left to right, they are: Melissa Halverson, Nathan Johnson, Paul Nelson and Ashley McMillan.

The UAMS College of Health Professions recently announced the promotions of four faculty members: Melissa Halverson, Pharm.D., MPH; Nathan Johnson, Ph.D.; Paul Nelson, M.S.; and Ashley McMillan, D.D.S.


July 15, 2022

Turnout Strong for First ‘Summer of Smiles’ Dental Hygiene Clinic

Ben Boulden

More than 70 children received preventative care at two Summer of Smiles clinics.

More than 70 children received preventative care at two Summer of Smiles clinics organized in June by the Department of Dental Hygiene in the UAMS College of Health Professions. They were the department’s first summer clinics. “I was a bit surprised,” said Bridget Fitzhugh, RDH, an instructor in the department. “Sometimes the clinics can be…


June 20, 2022

Caitlin Price Chosen for AGEC Junior Faculty Development Fellowship

News Staff

Caitlin Price

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) recently awarded to Caitlin Price, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, its AGEC Junior Faculty Development Fellowship in geriatrics at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.



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