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April 16, 2015

TRI-Supported Researcher Inspired by Diabetes’ Toll on Family

TRI Researcher Elvin Price, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Elvin Price, Pharm.D., Ph.D., grew up watching family members suffer and die from diabetes.


Civil Rights Advocates in Healthcare Honored

The 15th U.S. Surgeon General, the doctor who performed the world’s first kidney transplant, and the first African-American to be admitted to the UAMS College of Medicine were among seven with UAMS ties honored recently for their contributions to civil rights in the medical field in Arkansas.


April 14, 2015

Community Colleges and the Healthcare Workforce

Over the past year, President Obama has unveiled plans to increase the US college graduation rate with the goal of becoming number one in the world for college graduates (1, 2, 3). Key to the president’s plan are strategies to increase graduation and transfer rates for community colleges. This would apply to public and private…


March 10, 2015

UAMS Welcomes Students for Inaugural Diversity Day

UAMS welcomed about 100 college students to campus Feb. 27 for its first Diversity Day.


January 30, 2015

UAMS Celebrates King’s Legacy

In its commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., UAMS looked to the performing talents of high school students and the words and remembrances of several employees to help honor and celebrate the civil rights leader.


December 17, 2014

‘Save the Date’ for Veterans Awareness Month Activities

November is Veterans Awareness Month at UAMS. During this month, we honor the service, sacrifice and commitment of UAMS veteran, active duty, reserve and guard employees. The month includes various activities, such as our Veterans Recognition Breakfast, from 6:45 – 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. Our veteran’s awareness committee also collects items and monetary…


International Delegation Visits UAMS to Talk LGBT Rights

An international delegation for Human Civil Rights for All from the International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. State Department met with the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ leaders in June. The group made a stop at UAMS during a three-week tour where they met with organizations around the country on the topic of LGBT rights. The delegation included representatives…


Employees from Asia-Pacific Region Share Stories

Four UAMS employees originally from Asia or the Pacific Islands region of the world shared stories of their native culture and journey to Arkansas in May. “We Tell Our Stories: Part II” built on the success of a similar event last year, was hosted by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee. The…


Graduation: Are We All Educated?

By Billy Thomas, MD, MPH UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Professor, College of Medicine Although summer is over and school has started again, I continue to think about the many graduations I attended last spring. Graduations are a time of fun and reflection for students. Graduates feel some degree of satisfaction and achievement,…


Safe Zone Training

On April 11th, CDA hosted its first Safe Zone Training from 1-5 p.m. in the UAMS College of Public Health Room 3202. What is a Safe Zone?   A Safe Zone is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. The Safe Zone Program at UAMS exists to support LGBT students and employees to improve the overall campus environment and…



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