College of Health Professions


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.


November 9, 2018

UAMS Ensures Bright Smiles at Boo at the Zoo

Yavonda Chase

The Delta Dental Tooth Fairy encourages Boo at the Zoo participants to get their free fluoride varnish application.

Some of Central Arkansas’ witches, ghosts and goblins are smiling bright thanks to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


November 1, 2018

Passing of Our Dear Friend – Mr. Terry J. DuBose

Robert Tolleson

Terry J DuBose

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know of the passing of the college’s dear friend and colleague, Mr. Terry J. DuBose.  Terry passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Monday afternoon after a lengthy illness. Terry served as the director of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in the…


October 23, 2018

College of Health Professions Presents 3 Faculty Members with Awards

Yavonda Chase

Lindsay Gilbert, M.Ed., (right) an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Sciences, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award from Tina Maddox, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs.

The UAMS College of Health Professions (CHP) presented Lindsay Gilbert, Cherika Robertson and Sam Atcherson with Excellence in Teaching, Service and Scholarship awards, respectively, at a recent faculty meeting.


September 13, 2018

CHP Scholarly Accomplishments – First Half of 2018

Robert Tolleson

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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…



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