College of Health Professions


September 13, 2018

CHP Scholarly Accomplishments – First Half of 2018

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 Scholarly Accomplishments (First Half of 2018: January 1- June 30, 2018) PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Serai, SD Naidu AP, T Andrew Burrow, Prada CE, Xanthakos S, Towbin AJ.  Correlating Liver Stiffness with Disease Severity Scoring System (DS3) Values in Gaucher Disease type 1 (GD1) Patients.  Mol Genet Metab. 2018 Mar. 123(3):357-63. PMID:  29361370 Mistry PK, Balwani…


September 10, 2018

CHP Celebrates 100 Years of Medical Laboratory Sciences at UAMS

Attendees at the College of Health Professions luncheon during Alumni Weekend perused photo albums showing 100 years of Medical Laboratory Sciences at UAMS.

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program has an illustrious history at UAMS that stretches 100 years. On Aug. 18, the College of Health Professions celebrated that history at the annual Alumni Weekend, inviting all program alumni for a luncheon.


September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.


September 4, 2018

UAMS Celebrates Achievements of Graduating Physician Assistants

Melissa Clark, Pharm.D., M.P.H., hugs class President Ada Sochanska after presenting her with the Faculty Gold Key award.

Sept. 4, 2018 | What does it take to become a physician assistant? For the Class of 2018, it required more than 58 exams (not including quizzes), more than 2,240 hours of patient care on clinical rotations, 48 hours of labs, at least 30 hours of service learning, 30 hours of interprofessional education at the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, a capstone project and more —as they earned 128 credit hours in just 28 months.


August 21, 2018

UAMS College of Health Professions Physical Therapy Program Earns Full Accreditation

FAYETTEVILLE — The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education, allowing graduates to be eligible to become licensed in their profession. The program, part of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of…


August 9, 2018

Nine Audiology Students Honored at Capstone Celebration

Nine Audiology students received their white coats during an April 6 ceremony honoring their clinical and academic achievements. The annual Capstone Celebration is designed to honor third-year Doctor of Audiology students as they transition from their academic and practicum experiences to their full-time externships in their fourth year. “The Capstone Celebration is the culmination of…


Diligence a Key Ingredient for Success, Gardner Tells Graduates at CHP Hooding Ceremony

Hooding Ceremony

The College of Health Professions (CHP) presented 96 students earning master’s or doctoral degrees with their academic hoods at a May 18 ceremony. Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs, congratulated the students on their remarkable achievements and recognized the family members and friends who offered crucial support during the…


It’s Time for Alumni Weekend 2018!

Alumni Weekend 2018

Alumni Weekend is scheduled for Aug. 17-18. This year, the College of Health Professions is inviting alumni of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program to attend and celebrate the program’s 100th anniversary. As part of the celebration, a luncheon and ice cream social will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, in the…


Physical Therapy Program Graduates Its First Class

PT First Graduates

For 22 physical therapy students, May 19 was a special day. That’s when they became the first class to graduate from UAMS’ Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. “Being part of the inaugural DPT class at UAMS still feels like a dream,” said Katie Bowin. “I am shocked at how quickly these three years went…


June 7, 2018

Susan Long, Ed.D., Named Dean of UAMS College of Health Professions

Long, Susan

June 7, 2018 | Longtime educator and administrator Susan Long, Ed.D., has been named dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Long, a UAMS faculty member since 1992, had been serving as interim dean since the retirement of Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., on Dec. 31, 2017. She…



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