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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.  


June 8, 2021

College of Pharmacy Inducts 19 Students and Faculty Members into Prestigious National Honor Society

Karmen Robinson

Third-year student and Beta Iota chapter president Madison Green delivers welcome to initiates and attendees during The Rho Chi Society induction ceremony held virtually April 9, 2021.

The College of Pharmacy inducted 17 students and two faculty members into The Rho Chi National Honor Society during a virtual ceremony April 9. Membership into The Rho Chi Society is the highest academic achievement in pharmacy and recognizes students in the top 20% of their entering class, in addition to faculty members selected by…


June 7, 2021

Two UAMS Doctoral Nursing Students Named Jonas Scholars

Spencer Watson

Vivian White and Rachel Pascoe

LITTLE ROCK — Two students in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing have been awarded grants totaling $30,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.


May 25, 2021

Student Pharmacists Garner 3 National Awards from American Pharmacists Association

Karmen Robinson

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., and then-P3 student Kathryn Barfield demonstrate blood glucose testing with KATV on behalf of APhA Operation Diabetes on November 14, 2019.

The Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) at UAMS received three national awards for its work in communities throughout the state. The Division AA Chapter Achievement Award topped the list of honors for the UAMS chapter of APhA-ASP, and the group also earned National First Runner-Up accolades in two patient care projects: Operation Diabetes and Operation…


May 4, 2021

College of Pharmacy Celebrates 35 Students in Match Day Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Assistant professor Megan Smith, Pharm.D., welcomes students to the virtual Postgraduate Match Day Ceremony on April 27.

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recognized 35 students who will continue their education in postgraduate residencies and graduate programs. Twenty-four students will head to first-year residency programs (PGY1), 10 will continue their residencies in second-year programs (PGY2) and one will begin a Ph.D. program. “This year, the…


March 29, 2021

UAMS Medical Student Accepted for Prestigious NIH Fellowship

Linda Satter

Mason Belue standing outside in white coat

LITTLE ROCK —   Mason Belue, a second-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is one of 50 students from across the country chosen to participate in a yearlong residential immersion program at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. It is only the second time in a decade…


March 10, 2021

Virtual Recruitment Shows Students Pathways, Possibilities in Health Care

Spencer Watson

Kevin Phelan, Ph.D., demonstrates ultrasound scanning for high school students learning about health care careers during the virtual Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program.

Over 50 high school students from across Arkansas spent a recent Saturday morning listening to UAMS students talk about preparing for careers in health care. “Since we knew that our audience was high school students who were willing to wake up early on a Saturday to attend a virtual program, we knew they probably had…


October 28, 2020

Student Leaders Recruit Colleagues to Sign Diversity Pledge

Spencer Watson

Students from the colleges of Public Health and Health Professions sign the diversity pledge banner, while faculty and staff greet them and help disinfect pens and markers.

Three students simultaneously crouched over a vinyl banner signing their names with Sharpie markers: a Black female, an Asian female and a white male. It was a moment encapsulating the pledge on the banner itself, a resolve to create a community in which “each person’s unique voice is heard and can contribute to the overall…



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