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  • US Supreme Court and Holistic Admissions

    • 05.11.2016
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    By: Billy Thomas, MD, MPH I recently participated in the first in a series of meetings in which 174 students will be selected to fill the next freshman class of the UAMS College of Medicine. The agenda and content were the same as usual, but given the current degree of national social unrest, I felt […]

  • TRI-Supported Researcher Inspired by Diabetes’ Toll on Family

    • 04.16.2015
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    Elvin Price, Pharm.D., Ph.D., grew up watching family members suffer and die from diabetes.

  • Civil Rights Advocates in Healthcare Honored

    • 04.16.2015
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    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.

  • Community Colleges and the Healthcare Workforce

    • 04.14.2015
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    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 […]

  • UAMS Celebrates Black History

    • 03.24.2015
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    African-American heritage and tradition was celebrated at UAMS on March 12 at its annual Black History Month event.

  • UAMS Welcomes Students for Inaugural Diversity Day

    • 03.10.2015
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    UAMS welcomed about 100 college students to campus Feb. 27 for its first Diversity Day.

  • UAMS Celebrates King’s Legacy

    • 01.30.2015
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    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.

  • ‘Save the Date’ for Veterans Awareness Month Activities

    • 12.17.2014
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    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

    • 12.17.2014
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    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

    • 12.17.2014
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    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 […]