October 27, 2023

UAMS 12th Street Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Fall Festival

Ben Boulden

Face-painting and crafts were among several activities available to the public attending the Fall Festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

About 200 people – families, students and volunteers – turned out Oct. 7 for the Fall Festival at the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, which also served as a celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary. “There was a moment when I was standing outside looking at our sign, looking at our students interacting…

January 19, 2023

First Cohort of Occupational Therapy Students Completes Capstone Projects, Graduates

David Wise

UAMS/UA Occupational Therapy 1st Cohort with Faculty

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program recently celebrated the achievements of its first class of students, who earned their degrees after a challenging three years that included the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the official University of Arkansas commencement on December 17, 2022, the program provided an intimate doctoral hooding and pinning ceremony for the 25…

May 26, 2022

Pharmacy Honors 92 Graduates at First In-Person Convocation in Three Years

Benjamin Waldrum

The College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 recites the Oath of a Pharmacist at their May 20 convocation.

After four long years of study, along with a pandemic, the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 donned their regalia May 20 with a mixture of joy and relief.

March 21, 2022

College of Medicine Match Day Ceremony Applauds 158 Seniors Fanning out Across the Country to Improve the World

Linda Satter

Heather Morgan, who matched to a family medicine residency at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington, and also won a jar of cash by being the last senior called to the stage, collect hugs after the ceremony. All the seniors contributed a dollar to the jar as they walked across the stage.

The UAMS College of Medicine’s Match Day ceremony Friday marked a return to normalcy for seniors who have spent the last two years of medical school largely avoiding crowds, and each other, to comply with pandemic-driven social distancing requirements. In a switch back to the live ceremonies of earlier years, albeit with masks to comply…

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…

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,…

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