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.  

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…

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