College of Health Professions


August 9, 2018

Nine Audiology Students Honored at Capstone Celebration

Robert Tolleson

Nine Audiology students received their white coats during an April 6 ceremony honoring their clinical and academic achievements. The annual Capstone Celebration is designed to honor third-year Doctor of Audiology students as they transition from their academic and practicum experiences to their full-time externships in their fourth year. “The Capstone Celebration is the culmination of…


Diligence a Key Ingredient for Success, Gardner Tells Graduates at CHP Hooding Ceremony

Robert Tolleson

Hooding Ceremony

The College of Health Professions (CHP) presented 96 students earning master’s or doctoral degrees with their academic hoods at a May 18 ceremony. Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs, congratulated the students on their remarkable achievements and recognized the family members and friends who offered crucial support during the…


It’s Time for Alumni Weekend 2018!

Robert Tolleson

Alumni Weekend 2018

Alumni Weekend is scheduled for Aug. 17-18. This year, the College of Health Professions is inviting alumni of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program to attend and celebrate the program’s 100th anniversary. As part of the celebration, a luncheon and ice cream social will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, in the…


Physical Therapy Program Graduates Its First Class

Robert Tolleson

PT First Graduates

For 22 physical therapy students, May 19 was a special day. That’s when they became the first class to graduate from UAMS’ Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. “Being part of the inaugural DPT class at UAMS still feels like a dream,” said Katie Bowin. “I am shocked at how quickly these three years went…


June 7, 2018

Susan Long, Ed.D., Named Dean of UAMS College of Health Professions

Ashley McNatt

Long, Susan

June 7, 2018 | Longtime educator and administrator Susan Long, Ed.D., has been named dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Long, a UAMS faculty member since 1992, had been serving as interim dean since the retirement of Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., on Dec. 31, 2017. She…


White Coat a Symbol of Trust, Provost Tells Physician Assistants

Yavonda Chase

The Physician Assistant Class of 2020 was awarded their white coats during a May 25 ceremony.

June 7, 2018 | Make sure your white coat represents a symbol of trust, incoming physician assistant students were encouraged recently as they donned their coats for the first time and pledged to care for their patients.


March 15, 2018

New Medical Laboratory Sciences Director Looks to Future, Celebrates Program’s Past

Robert Tolleson

Dr. Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson, Ph.D., has big plans for the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. The new program director and associate professor, who started in November 2017, “hit the ground sprinting,” said College of Health Professions Interim Dean Susan Long, Ed.D. “He didn’t just hit the ground running — he took off in a full sprint.” Johnson came…


Occupational Therapy Program Receives $100,000 Award from Chancellor’s Circle

Robert Tolleson

OT Program Check

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has awarded a $100,000 Chancellor’s Circle Grant Award to the occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program that is being jointly developed by the UAMS College of Health Professions (CHP) and the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Sherry Muir, Ph.D., program…


Two Programs Forge Ties with India’s Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Robert Tolleson

Manipal University

Two departments in the College of Health Professions (CHP) — Audiology and Speech Pathology and Genetic Counseling — are forging ties with India’s Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly Manipal University. Both departments have sent faculty to Manipal to present workshops, and Genetic Counseling has sent one student to complete a clinical rotation there. UAMS…


March 9, 2018

College Bids Farewell to Dean Murphy

Robert Tolleson

Dr. Murphy

After nearly seven years at the helm of the College of Health Professions (CHP), Dean Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., retired from UAMS in December. Before he left, CHP faculty and colleagues from around campus turned the college’s annual Holiday Open House into a farewell reception for Murphy. “Douglas didn’t want us to make a big fuss…



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