December 2, 2021

Students Chosen for Geriatric Student Scholars Program

Vanessa Lee

The 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars (from left) Anna Harrison (CHP), Gale Menotti (COP), Erica Dewey (COM) and Tenia Marshall (CON).

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has chosen students for its 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars Program.

October 18, 2021

College of Nursing Class of 2023 Dons White Coats as Clinical Training Begins

Linda Satter

Students walk across the stage one by one to be helped into their white coats

A sea of black-clad nursing students was gradually transformed into a sea of white-coated clinicians as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing Class of 2023 gathered Oct. 8 in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium to celebrate the students’ transition to the clinical part of their education. As the ceremony in…

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 27, 2021

College of Medicine Welcomes Diverse Class of 2025

Linda Satter

Faculty advisers from the seven academic houses in the College of Medicine stand behind, from left, James Graham, M.D., executive associate dean for student affairs; Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph. D., dean of the College of Medicine; Sara Tariq, M.D., associate dean of student affairs; and Romona Davis, M.D.

Among the 174 students comprising the College of Medicine’s Class of 2025 are the great-great-great granddaughter of UAMS’ founder, P.O. Hooper, M.D., and an Olympic Trials pole vaulter. Others have run their own businesses, labored in construction, edited newspapers and supervised air traffic controllers. Some have received U.S. Army medals or honors in scouting, mathematics,…

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…

August 24, 2021

New Pharmacy Students Mask Up For First In-Person Orientation in Two Years

Karmen Robinson

First-year students in the College of Pharmacy wait to begin their first day of orientation on Aug. 2, 2021.

Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., of the UAMS College of Pharmacy let out a sigh of relief before she officially greeted the Class of 2025 at the college’s first in-person orientation in two years. Her sigh represented the long-anticipated return of face-to-face classes and events. “This is amazing. My jaw is dropped if you can’t see…

July 27, 2021

UAMS Students Aid Efforts to Offer Covid-19 Vaccines to Emergency Department Patients

Linda Satter

Carly Eastin, M.D., left, patient Antonio Jackson and second-year medical students Cammie York, Beau Pennington and Luke Lefler.

An idea for increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates in Arkansas while providing an educational experience for University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) students has proven successful on both fronts.

July 9, 2021

UAMS Medical Student Published in JAMA Network Open

Linda Haymes

Austin Morgan, a third-year student in the College of Medicine, was recently published in JAMA Network Open, an international, peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal that focuses on original research articles and commentary on a variety of medical and health topics.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) medical student Austin Morgan’s results from his study on diversity among cancer centers’ leadership.

July 8, 2021

Physician Assistant, Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don White Coats

Ben Boulden

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., left, reads the names of students as each one takes a turn at putting on their white coat.

May often brings graduations and happy endings to the studies of many types of students.

But for the first-year students in the UAMS department of Physician Assistant Studies and fourth-year audiology students in Audiology and Speech Pathology, the month and the departments’ white coat ceremonies marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.

July 6, 2021

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Hosts First Summer Research Intensive for Medical Students

Marty Trieschmann

The NIH-funded Partners in Cancer Research Program is underway at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Second-year medical students learning clinical and in-depth cancer research this summer include (l to r) Nadia Safar, Anna Bragg, Pamela Rosales, Payton Smith, Carl Ramponi, Faizan Cheema, Tom Kelly, M.D. (associate director of Cancer Research and Training), Angel Castro, Robert Kiss, Delanie Mack, Sangeetha Sonney and Claire Keisling. Matthew Newman is not pictured.

New discoveries in cancer treatment might come from 24-year-old Nadia Safar, one of 12 UAMS medical students participating in the state’s first and only undergraduate cancer research program at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.  

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