Graduate School


October 1, 2021

Research Induction Ceremony Recognizes Graduate Students’ Progress

Linda Haymes

Daniel Acheampong (center) dons his white coat with assistance from Intawat Nookaew, Ph.D., and Cesar M. Compadre, Ph.D.

The UAMS Graduate School recognized 52 students during a research induction ceremony Sept. 13.


August 26, 2021

Graduate School Welcomes New Students

Linda Haymes

Campus representatives from areas including the UAMS Library, Student Financial Services, the Student Success Center and the Graduate Student Association visited with the new students at various tables during a recent 90-minute fair.

As the fall semester began, Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, and other campus leaders recently welcomed new graduate students with an orientation on the first floor of the I. Dodd Wilson building. It was the first such in-person orientation the Graduate School has held since 2019. Nearly 30 of this year’s…


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…


October 21, 2020

Two Toxicology Ph.D. Students Earn Inaugural Distinguished Scholarship

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Brian Parks and Lance Benson at a virtual meeting for the scholarship recipients.

UAMS Graduate School Ph.D. students Lance Benson and Brian Parks have been named the inaugural Dr. Glenn and Lori Millner Distinguished Scholars in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Millner earned his Ph.D. from the UAMS Graduate School in 1988 from what was then called the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program. In 1997, he and colleagues founded their company, Center…


May 22, 2020

Grad School Celebrates Graduates Joining Careers of Lifelong Learning

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Screen shot of Dr. McGehee at virtual hooding

College deans and faculty always go the extra mile to help their students, and this year for UAMS Graduate School Dean Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., that was literal. Usually “the extra mile” involves writing a last-minute recommendation or providing a glowing reference. This year, McGehee put in the miles by driving around Central Arkansas,…


May 18, 2020

UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Members of the genetic counseling class of 2020 gather for a virtual celebration led by department chair Noelle Danylchuk, M.S.

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school on May 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held. A digital commencement program can be found here. Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the…


May 11, 2020

Graduate School Recognizes Student Wellness, Nursing Program Support, COVID-19 Volunteers & Graduates

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Group photo of Wellness Center staff

The faculty and staff of the Student Wellness Center were collectively honored as the Graduate Faculty of the Year at what would have normally been the Graduate School Spring Reception, announced via email this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Student Wellness Center is made up of Director Puru Thapa, M.D.; Vicki Flynn, M.D.;…


March 18, 2020

Aerospace Medicine Expert: Reach for the Stars by Finding, Believing your Dream

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Dean McGehee with Dr. Clark and token

It’s possible to do things that have never been done before — like sky dive from near space — if you build on the past, learn from your mistakes, and don’t put limits on your dreams, said Jonathan B. Clark, M.D., the distinguished lecturer at Student Research Day. “Your task is to turn science fiction…


March 3, 2020

Aerospace Medicine Expert to Give Distinguished Lecture March 10

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Portrait of Dr. Clark

The public is invited to hear a free lecture from Jonathan B. Clark, M.D. — an expert in aerospace medicine who has served numerous roles for NASA and the U.S. Navy — at 12:30 p.m. March 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Clark will present “Touch the Future: Research, Medicine and…


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…



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