Graduate School


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…


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…


May 10, 2022

UAMS Graduate School Recognizes Students, Faculty, Staff at Spring Awards Reception

Linda Haymes

The Graduate School recognized more than 30 students, faculty and staff at a recent Spring Awards Reception.

The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recognized more than 30 students, as well as faculty and staff on April 21. “Today kicks off my favorite season of the year, the commencement season,” Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, told the crowd gathered in the Biomedical II…


March 14, 2022

Graduate Students Compete in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Research Competition

Linda Haymes

Jackson Mosley, a fourth-year medical student, won first place for his presentation of “Correlating Ytrium-90 PET/CT Absorbed dose with Tumor Response from Glass-Microsphere Radio Embolization.”

Ten students recently competed in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals competition. This year’s event, usually a part of the UAMS Student Research Day, was held virtually March 2.  The 10 finalists were selected and voted on through three different semifinal competitions, which were held the week before and included 71 participants. In the…


January 3, 2022

Graduate School Celebrates Students, Faculty and Staff at Annual Winter Awards Reception

Linda Haymes

"One of the best lessons this pandemic has taught us is there are lots of ways to do things right," Graduate School Dean Robert McGehee Jr., Ph.D. told a crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff at a recent Annual Winter Awards reception.

Students, faculty and staff from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School celebrated recent achievements with a reception and awards presentation on Dec. 9. A crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff gathered in the atrium of the Biomedical II building for an afternoon reception before departing for winter break. Graduate…


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

News Staff

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…



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