College of Health Professions

October 19, 2023

UAMS to Offer Free Physical Therapy Screening Oct. 27 at Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville

David Wise

PT assessment event at the Northwest Arkansas Mall

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a physical therapy screening event on Oct. 27 in Fayetteville aimed at helping individuals of all ages regain their mobility, reduce pain and enhance their overall wellness. Faculty and students from the UAMS Department of Physical Therapy on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus…

October 9, 2023

UAMS Dental Hygiene Program Offers Free ‘Fall for Smiles’ Clinic for Children on Oct. 28

News Staff

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.

The UAMS Department of Dental Hygiene is offering a free Fall for Smiles clinic Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., Suite 501.

October 6, 2023

Layla Simmons, Thao Vu Honored with 2023 Faculty Excellence Awards

News Staff

Layla Simmons, left, received the College of Health Profession's 2023 Excellence in Teach Award, and Thao Vu, second from right, received the 2023 Excellence in Service Award.

The recipient of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award is Layla Simmons, M.Ed., RDCS, RDMS, assistant professor in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.  This award recognizes an educator who has exemplified the mission of UAMS and CHP by educating future and current health professionals and the public. Simmons’ extensive,…

September 22, 2023

Nutrition Seminar Speaker: Protein Intake, Exercise Key to Fighting Muscle Loss in Older Adults

Ben Boulden

Wayne Campbell, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Older adults eating the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein are at a higher risk for muscle loss, Wayne Campbell, Ph.D., said during his Sept. 14 presentation on Zoom at UAMS. Current recommendations are about from one to 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, preferably from meals with sufficient protein to stimulate…

September 15, 2023

College of Health Professions Scholarship Reception Recognizes Students, Donors

Ben Boulden

Justine Bersonda, center, holds certificates for the scholarships she recently received. A member of the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Class of 2023, Bersonda also spoke at the scholarship reception on behalf of the other scholarship recipients. Nathan Johnson, chair of the MLS department, stands left, and Dean Susan Long, right.

The UAMS College of Health Professions at a Sept. 8 reception celebrated dozens of students who recently received scholarships and also brought them together with many of the donors who made those scholarships possible.

September 5, 2023

UAMS Physician Assistant Program Celebrates Class of 2023, 10th Anniversary

Ben Boulden

Physician Assistant Studies faculty members stand and receive applause at the valediction ceremony for the Class of 2023. Edward Williams stands and the lectern, left, as Chancellor Cam Patterson, Dean Susan Long, Ryan Toliver and Tiffany Huitt join in the applause.

The Aug. 25 valediction ceremony for the UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2023 celebrated the completion of the students’ studies and the end of the first decade of Physician Assistant Studies degree program.

August 31, 2023

White Coats On, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology Students Start New Academic Journeys

Ben Boulden

Dana Moser speaks and formally begins the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology White Coat Ceremony in an auditorium of the I. Dodd Wilson Building on the UAMS Little Rock campus.

UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology faculty members on Aug. 18 helped students put on their white coats and celebrate the start of their postgraduate studies. At the department’s White Coat Ceremony, each student walked to the front of the auditorium, and two faculty members held up the coats as…

August 30, 2023

Kandy Salter, OTD, Named Director of UA/UAMS Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Ben Boulden

Kandy Salter, OTD

Kandy Salter, OTD, has been named the director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

August 22, 2023

Charia Hall, Au.D., Chosen as Director of UAMS Doctor of Audiology Program

Ben Boulden

Charia Hall, Au.D.

Charia Hall, Au.D., has been selected to serve as the new director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Doctor of Audiology degree program.

August 10, 2023

First Students Graduate, Earn Master’s Degrees in Dietetics at UAMS

Ben Boulden

The first UAMS students to graduate from the Master of Science in Dietetics degree program are left to right, back, Abby Benham, Isabella McPherson, Reilly Cline, Sydnie Locascio; left to right, front, Kennedy Kerins, Alexandria Singleton, Hope Snyder and Mary Cris Lebig.

The first nine UAMS students to earn Master of Science degrees in dietetics graduated Aug. 4 in a milestone event for them and for the degree program they had just completed.

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