June 11, 2018

Two Ph.D. Graduates Head to Post-docs at Emory

Amy Widner

Johnsasha and Kimberly pose for photo

June 11, 2018 | Two Ph.D. students in the spring graduating class of the UAMS Graduate School have accepted positions at Emory University in Atlanta to continue their postdoctoral work. “They will join other UAMS alumni at Emory for us to have a strong presence there,” said Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the…

May 30, 2018

Ph.D. Candidate Bolden Wins Prestigious SREB Fellowship

Amy Widner

Bolden working in lab

May 30, 2018 | Ever since Ph.D. candidate Chris Bolden can remember, he’s been fascinated by how small changes can have big impacts in the biological world. Today, he studies how he can harness for positive purposes one of the basic functions of viruses, using them to deliver antibodies into cells that work against methamphetamine…

May 21, 2018

UAMS Graduates 969 Health Care Professionals

Lee Hogan

UAMS celebrated 969 new health care professionals at its 2018 commencement ceremony May 19 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

May 19, 2018 | Degrees and certificates were awarded to 969 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 19 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 157 in the College of Medicine; 282 in the College of Nursing; 111…

May 17, 2018

Wright, Sterba Honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year

Amy Widner

Dean giving faculty award to Wright

May 17, 2018 | Patricia Wright, Ph.D., R.N., and Kristen Sterba, Ph.D., were honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year at the Graduate School Spring Reception, where two new awards for administrative support were also given to Pam Kahler and Johnpaul Jones. “It’s been a great year for the graduate school,” said Robert E. McGehee…

May 16, 2018

UAMS Celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage

Lee Hogan

Michael Occidental, a UAMS medical student, speaks during the UAMS celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 2.

May 16, 2018 | Everyone has an answer to the question of how they ended up at UAMS. Faculty, staff and students heard four unique perspectives May 2 at an event honoring Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. The lunchtime symposium, sponsored by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, brought…

March 20, 2018

Diversity Day Brings Undergrads to UAMS

Lee Hogan

Debrah Mitchell, recruiting specialist for the UAMS College of Health Professions, speaks to students at UAMS Diversity Day on March 9.

March 20, 2018 | One hundred students from 24 Arkansas colleges and universities now know a little bit about what it takes to be a student at UAMS. The undergraduates spent the day on UAMS’ campus March 9 querying current UAMS students, speaking with representatives from various UAMS colleges, learning best practices for success at…

March 16, 2018

Emotions Run High as COM Students Match for Residency

Amy Widner

Couple smiling at mic

March 16, 2018 | Tears came in all shapes and sizes at Match Day 2018 – tears of joy, tears of relief and tears from proud families. “I’m going to cry,” College of Medicine senior class President Grant Cagle said prophetically while welcoming the audience, made up of the 155 seniors who participated in the…

March 9, 2018

Relationships, Communication Touted as Key at Student Research Day

Amy Widner

Student-professor pair talk near science poster

March 9, 2018 | Student Research Day is about students, but it is also about mentorship and peer engagement – the relationships that turn hunches and ideas into innovations. Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, said as much as he welcomed everyone to the event, and the day’s distinguished lecturer,…

March 8, 2018

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Opens Walker Eye Surgical Simulation & Education Center

Lee Hogan

UAMS celebrated the opening of the Walker Eye Surgical Simulation & Education Center on March 7. Pictured left to right: John P. Shock, M.D., JEI founding director; interim UAMS Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm..D, Ed.D.; Mandy Macke, Walker Foundation associate director; Johnny Mike Walker, Walker Foundation trustee and son of Willard and Pat Walker; Nancy Shock; Terri Westfall; and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., JEI director, interim UAMS College of Medicine dean, and director of its Department of Ophthalmology.

March 8, 2018 | A portion of the ninth floor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute has been transformed into an instructive, collaborative center where ophthalmology residents and UAMS students can learn surgical techniques and procedures outside the confines of an operating room, thanks to a…

March 6, 2018

Students Host Young at Heart Luncheon at Aging Institute

Amy Widner

Group cheering

March 6, 2018 | Practicing medicine is practicing listening. That was the message of the Young at Heart Luncheon hosted Feb. 23 by students in the UAMS College of Medicine for patients and volunteers in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Junior Eric Peeler and sophomore Stephanie Dayer organized the event with the help…

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