Graduate School


November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…


October 15, 2019

Students Explore Biomedical Sciences Options at Career Day

Amy Widner

Rep talking to student at booth

A graduate degree in biomedical science serves as preparation for many different careers, but how do students decide which one might be the right fit? The 19th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences gave graduate and undergraduate students a chance to think about just that, and to hear about the different types of careers directly…


October 4, 2019

Celebrations Showcase Parade of Cultures at UAMS

Spencer Watson

International Fest included tables with cultural items, food by UAMS Catering and demonstrations, such as a traditional Filipino dance with candles.

Hundreds of members of the campus community recently packed the ground floor concourse of the UAMS Education II building to travel the world. About a dozen countries were represented at International Fest, the Sept. 27 culminating celebration of Diversity Month, organized by the UAMS Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and co-sponsored by the Chancellor’s…


September 25, 2019

Research Induction Ceremony Launches Graduate Students’ Path to Ph.D.

Linda Haymes

Twenty-five UAMS Graduate School students from seven programs received white lab coats Sept. 16, signaling their readiness to begin doctoral research.

Twenty-five UAMS Graduate School students from seven programs received white lab coats Sept. 16, signaling their readiness to begin doctoral research. The donning of new research coats embroidered with their name to celebrate their pursuit of doctoral degrees may seem like a transformative moment happening in an instant. In reality, a lot of work took…


September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Explores Potential of Handheld DNA/RNA Sequencers in Outbreaks

Amy Widner

Alkam at lab bench with sequencer

Imagine there’s an outbreak of an infectious disease. Could health officials on the ground harness the power of new handheld DNA and RNA sequencers to monitor outbreaks in real-time and quickly contain them? This question lies at the heart of research published in the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution by UAMS graduate student Duah Alkam….


August 6, 2019

Undergraduates Learn By Doing at Summer Research Symposium

Amy Widner

Two male students presenting research at poster

Learning by doing and reinforcing concepts through presentation — those practices were the core lessons on display at the eighth annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at UAMS. About 115 undergraduate students from across Arkansas and the nation gathered in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building to give poster presentations and oral presentations on…


July 26, 2019

Summer Undergraduate Researchers Get First Taste of Real Science

Amy Widner

Group shot of students

Twelve undergraduate students from across the United States worked in real labs, doing real research this summer at UAMS — many of them for the first time. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research is hosted annually by the UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs and is funded by the…


May 29, 2019

Graduate School Brunch Celebrates Student Support Networks

Amy Widner

Dr. McGehee at the podium, with part of crowd visible

The Graduate School Commencement Brunch is an annual event that celebrates family — both in the traditional and non-traditional sense. Each year, students finishing their Ph.D., M.S. and certificate programs through the UAMS Graduate School meet for a casual brunch. The food is plentiful, but the formal agenda is sparse — in contrast to the…


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…


March 14, 2019

Nobel Laureate Says Teamwork, Relationships, Social Involvement Vital for Scientists

Amy Widner

Scientist at podium addressing large crowd

Science is about relationships, Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, M.D., told the standing-room-only crowd at Student Research Day. The work is collegial, the results are meant to be shared, and its discoveries are inseparably linked to a wider social and political context.



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