Graduate School

September 22, 2023

UAMS’ Initiative to Maximize Student Development Expands Access to Biomedical Sciences

Nathan Tidwell

IMSD Students

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program plays a key role in preparing students enrolled in the Graduate School’s biomedical science doctoral programs for success. Created in 2009 through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), IMSD’s goal is to increase the number…

August 29, 2023

UAMS Hosts Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Nathan Tidwell

SURP Group Photo

Ten students from nine different colleges and universities gained research experience and mentoring during the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). SURP is a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded effort in the UAMS Graduate School. The program, which ran from May 22-July 21, is aimed…

August 23, 2023

Enthusiastic Scholars Talk Science at Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Nathan Tidwell

Rishiraj Pandya

Students from 41 colleges and universities across the nation recently attended the 10th Annual Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The symposium celebrated achievements by undergraduates pursuing research in a wide range of biomedical-related topics. The UAMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology organized and sponsored the…

June 5, 2023

UAMS’ Antiño Allen, Ph.D., Receives Radiation Research Society Award

David Robinson

Antiño R. Allen, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Antiño R. Allen, Ph.D., is the 2023 recipient of the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society.

May 25, 2023

UAMS Graduate School Celebrates at Brunch

Nathan Tidwell

Dr. Robert McGehee

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School held a Commencement Day brunch May 20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. The brunch, attended by faculty, family, staff, and students, preceded UAMS’ commencement later in the day and celebrated the Class of 2023. Graduate School Dean Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D.,…

May 12, 2023

UAMS Graduate School Spring Reception Highlights Faculty, Staff, Students

Nathan Tidwell

Photo of Dr. McGehee

The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) held its Spring Awards Reception on April 20 and celebrated faculty, staff and students for their achievements. It was the final awards reception for Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, who is retiring May 20, the day of…

March 27, 2023

Student Research Day Continues to Grow with Inclusion of Northwest Campus

Andrew Vogler

Student Research Day

Graduate and professional students, postdoctoral researchers, medical staff and fellows presented their research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Student Research Day, a university-wide event hosted by the Division of Research and Innovation, Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, the Northwest Regional Campus and Academic Senate. This year’s event was the first in…

December 13, 2022

Graduate School Recognizes Faculty and Students at Annual Holiday Awards Ceremony

David Robinson

Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., presented awards at his last winter ceremony as dean of the UAMS Graduate School.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School recognized students and faculty for their achievements during the school’s Holiday Reception and Award Ceremony on Dec. 9. Graduate School Dean Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., presented the awards, telling attendees that it would be his final winter ceremony as dean. He plans to retire…

September 28, 2022

Research Induction Ceremony Celebrates Graduate Students’ Journey to Doctoral Degrees

Linda Haymes

Soumiya Pal receives his research coat from Antino Allen, Ph.D., program director of the Graduate School's pharmaceutical sciences program and Amanda Stolarz, Ph.D.

Mentors and advisors helped 27 UAMS Graduate School students from 10 programs put on their new white lab coats during the school’s annual research induction ceremony Sept. 12. The ceremony recognizes the graduate students who have passed their formal qualifying examination and are now Ph.D. candidates advancing into the research phase in the pursuit of…

June 7, 2022

UAMS Graduate School Faculty, Staff Celebrate its 57 Graduates

Linda Haymes

Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School, visits with the Class of 2022 during their Commencement Day brunch the morning of graduation.

About 130 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a Commencement Day brunch as they celebrated the Class of 2022 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School. This year’s 57 graduates included three students who received a post-doctoral certificate, 27 students who received a doctor of philosophy degree, 11 students who received a…

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