College of Health Professions


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…


April 30, 2019

UAMS, Delta Dental Band Together to Improve Oral Health in State

Yavonda Chase

Ashtyn Sturch, a senior in the Dental Hygiene program, examines a patient at the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

The 12th Street Health & Wellness Center has a mission. A student-run free clinic operating under the supervision of licensed health care professionals, the center provides health screenings, education, immunizations and basic dental screenings for the community. Achieving the dental portion of the clinic’s mission would not be possible without the generosity of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation.


April 15, 2019

College of Health Professions Finds Ardent Supporter in Judy Sims

Yavonda Chase

College of Health Professions Dean Susan Long, Ed.D., (left) accepts a check from Judy Sims, the then-chair of the college's Advisory Board, during a scholarship program in November.

Judy Sims is the College of Health Professions’ biggest cheerleader.


February 20, 2019

PA Students Give More Than $12,000 to Arkansas Foodbank

Yavonda Chase

Emily McKinney, president of the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2019, presents a check for $12,167.96 to Nick Bradford (second from left) from the Arkansas Food Bank during a Jan. 31 ceremony. The funds were raised during the PA students' Heroes Against Hunger 5K. They are joined by Edward Williams, MPAS, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and director of the PA program, and William Greenfield, M.D., from the Arkansas Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association.

60,840
That’s how many meals for children the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program in the College of Health Professions (CHP) bought for the Arkansas Foodbank with the money they raised from their fifth annual Heroes Against Hunger 5K.


January 7, 2019

UAMS, UA Little Rock Partner in 7 Programs in College of Health Professions

Yavonda Chase

Radiologic Imaging Sciences is one of seven programs included in the 2+2 partnership between UAMS and UA Little Rock. The partnership allows students to attend UA Little Rock for two years and then transfer to UAMS for two more years to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in seven allied health professions.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have announced a new partnership for students pursuing seven bachelor’s degrees in the UAMS College of Health Professions.


January 3, 2019

Students, Donors Honored at Scholarship Reception

Yavonda Chase

Catherine M. Smith, M.Ed., (left) director of the Cytotechnology program, celebrates with Taylor Jackson, Makenzie Pierce and Lindsey Whittaker on their scholarship awards.

The College of Health Professions celebrated the achievements of its students and the generosity of its donors at its annual Scholarship Program in November.
Nearly $70,000 in scholarships were awarded to 47 worthy students from the college’s 17 departments.



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