College of Health Professions


June 16, 2021

Physician Assistant Class of 2023 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., left, reads off the names of the 40 members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2023 as each in turn puts on their white coat during a partly virtual white coat ceremony.

May often brings graduations and happy endings to the studies of many types of student. But for the Class of 2023 in the UAMS Department of Physician Studies, the month and the department’s white coat ceremony May 28 marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.


May 15, 2021

UAMS Graduates 936 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

College of Pharmacy faculty present candidates for graduation as students attend remotely.

LITTLE ROCK – Degrees and certificates were conferred to 936 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held; however, the various colleges held independent virtual commemorations this month. Degrees were awarded to 177 in the College…


May 12, 2021

UAMS Expanding Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program to Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Digital Medical Sonography

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is adding another academic program to its UAMS Northwest Regional Campus — the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The degree is already offered by the UAMS College of Health Professions’ Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences on UAMS’ Little Rock campus. The college…


May 3, 2021

American Heart Association’s Sweethearts Learn About Heart From UAMS Experts

Linda Satter

Kevin Phelan, Ph. D., talks to AHA Sweethearts as a medical resident waits on bed behind him to help him demonstrate an ultrasound.

About 35 high school sophomores who are part of the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Program got a close look into the inner workings of the heart in a virtual session April 26 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Sweethearts are high school sophomores who, over several months, learn about heart-healthy lifestyles…


April 27, 2021

Winners of College’s 2021 Staff Excellence Awards Named

Ben Boulden

Deborah Taylor, left, and Lynn Ellison display their 2021 Staff Excellence Awards.

On April 16, the College of Health Professions announced the recipients of the 2021 Staff Excellence Awards.  Lynn Ellison, an executive assistant in the Department of Respiratory Care, was the recipient of the Excellence in Customer Service Award.  Deborah Taylor, executive assistant to the dean, was the recipient of the Excellence in Performance Award. Ellison’s…


March 30, 2021

New Dental Hygiene Clinic Already Benefits Local Community

Ben Boulden

Dental hygiene students do the preparatory work for applying a dental sealant to some of the teeth of one of the 56 children who came to March sealant clinic with their families.

Even before the new UAMS Dental Hygiene Clinic in the Freeway Medical Tower had its official opening ceremony March 22, it already was delivering dental care to people in central Arkansas. On March 5, dental hygiene students, supervised by faculty, offered cleaning to residents of Our House, and on March 20, they applied dental sealants…


March 11, 2021

A Letter to the Editor from College of Medicine Dean Westfall

News Staff

Dear College of Health Professions Friends, I was delighted to read about the 20th anniversary of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program and the longstanding excellence of the OMT program in the recent Health Professions newsletter. It almost seems like yesterday when the College of Health Professions (CHP) and the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute…


Dean’s Message: College Celebrates Five Decades of Growth

News Staff

This year, the College of Health Professions is turning 50 years old. It was established in 1971. To put that in some historical perspective, Richard Nixon was still in his first term as president, Apollo moon landings were taking place, the Vietnam War was being fought and the internet was in its infancy and a…


Spotlight on the Department of Genetic Counseling

News Staff

The Department of Genetic Counseling has been adapting to the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic over the past year. 


Spotlight on the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

News Staff

Dietetic Internship: Greetings from the Dietetic Internship in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. News of our faculty: Program director Courtney Fose, M.S., RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, was recently recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Instructor Lesley Jones, M.S., RD, LD,…



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