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…

September 9, 2020

SUPER Project Introduces Undergrads to Community-Based Research, Health Disparities


Group shot of students with masks

Nine undergraduate students attended the SUPER Project Summer Institute in community-based research and health disparities in early August to prepare for health careers where they hope to make a difference in underserved communities. This allows them to conduct research with the guidance of mentors at their home institution and at UAMS as part of SUPER…

September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Course for Medical Students Published for International Audience


Zoom shot of researchers and teachers

Imagine teaching a class while using a new technology and the details of the lesson keep changing right up until the last second – all while student and teacher alike are experiencing massive disruptions in their personal lives. The professors at UAMS tasked with teaching the online COVID-19 course for the year three and year…

August 13, 2020

White Coats Symbolize Hope as Med School Freshmen Start Journey


Professor in foreground while student dons white coat on screen behind

The physician’s white coat still inspires hope, even when it’s seen over a screen or during a pandemic – maybe even especially so. Some symbols transcend all else. Charles Matthew Quick, M.D., the keynote speaker for the 2020 College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 7, kept bringing it back to hope as he…

July 30, 2020

Student Town Hall Addresses Diversity in UAMS College of Medicine

Spencer Watson

Natasha Thompson, a medical student and president of the UAMS Dr. Edith Irby Jones chapter of the Student National Medical Association, speaks at White Coats for Black Lives on June 11. Thompson helped organize a student town hall on diversity for the College of Medicine on July 7.

Administrators for UAMS and the College of Medicine met with minority medical students July 7 in a town hall to discuss steps the university can take to reinforce a diverse atmosphere within the college and throughout the institution.

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