College of Health Professions


August 5, 2020

Dental Clinic Staff Volunteer at UAMS’ COVID Screening Stations

Yavonda Chase

Numerous UAMS employees volunteered to work at the employee and patient screening stations around campus. These screening stations play an important role in keeping employees, students and patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When COVID-19 appeared in Arkansas in March, it affected all operations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, including the UAMS Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic. As the clinic shifted to providing only urgent care procedures as directed by the Arkansas Department of Health, leadership in the College of Health Professions…


July 10, 2020

CHP Respiratory Therapy Program Featured on KATV

Robert Tolleson

RT program on KATV

Our Respiratory Therapy program was featured on KATV in February. Click the button to watch the segment!


June 5, 2020

College of Health Professions Celebrates Graduates Via Zoom

Yavonda Chase

The College of Health Professions Physical Therapy program used skeletons as stand ins for the students in their hooding ceremony.

The College of Health Professions approached this commencement season with pomp, circumstance and a lot of creativity.


May 18, 2020

UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Members of the genetic counseling class of 2020 gather for a virtual celebration led by department chair Noelle Danylchuk, M.S.

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school on May 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held. A digital commencement program can be found here. Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the…


UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award Presented to Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., in College of Health Professions

Spencer Watson

Chancellor's Teaching Award winner Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., with Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., and Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., has received the Chancellor’s Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Huitt is director of research and an associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the UAMS College of Health Professions. “Dr. Huitt is a model of excellence in education and scholarship…


April 22, 2020

CHP Associate Professor ‘Honored’ by Diversity Award

Yavonda Chase

Greg Robinson (left) was the faculty recipient of the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for his work with a transgender language clinic.

Greg Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, felt honored when his colleagues nominated him for the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for faculty.


March 19, 2020

Florida State Professor Says Food Can Help Manage Chronic Diseases

Linda Haymes

"Today we realize there's a place for functional or medicinal food," said Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., who recently spoke about at UAMS in celebration of National Nutrition Month.

The connection between food and health dates back at least to the time of the Greek physician Hippocrates, said Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., who recently spoke at UAMS on the role functional foods can play in managing chronic diseases. “Hippocrates said, ‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine by thy food,’” said Arimandi, professor…


December 19, 2019

Medical Laboratory Sciences Student Awarded National Scholarship

Yavonda Chase

Misty Schoolfield, a Medical Laboratory Sciences student in the College of Health Professions, received a national scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute.

Misty Schoolfield, a junior in the College of Health Professions’ Medical Laboratory Sciences programs, is one of five students nationwide to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API). 


Tina Maddox, Ph.D., Joins UAMS Northwest Regional Campus as Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions

David Wise

Tina Maddox

FAYETTEVILLE — Tina Maddox, Ph.D., has accepted a new leadership role as associate dean in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus. Previously she was associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health Professions at UAMS in Little Rock. In her new role, Maddox will…


November 22, 2019

Deep Roots — For CHP’s Faculty Alumni, There’s No Place Like UAMS

Yavonda Chase

Twenty-eight members of the College of Health Professions faculty graduated from UAMS. (L-R, first row) Tony Baker, Catherine Smith, Con-nie Bracy, Layla Simmons, Lisa Rhoden, Cherika Robertson, Claire Tucker (second row) Lindsay Gilbert, Kathy Atkinson, Katy Warren, Lindsey Clark, Alicia Baird (third row) Ellis McVoy, Tiffany Lepard Tassin, John Calloway, Tonya Cook (fourth row) Jason Key, Leslie Spurlock, Art Maune (top row) Bryson Howard, Lesley Jones, Betholyn Gentry, Tom Jones. Not shown: Shannon Turley, Christi Arthur, DeAndria Green, Allison Wingfield and Ashley McCrary.

For some faculty members in the College of Health Profession, their roots at UAMS go deep — all the way back to when they were students themselves.



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