May 2014

The Health Care Workforce, Academic Health Centers and the Community

By Billy Thomas, MD, MPH UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Professor, College of Medicine This issue marks the second year anniversary of Diversitas. Our hope is that we have been able to address not only some of the more pressing health and health care issues of the state and nation but also many […]


Celebrating UAMS Phenomenal Women: ‘Balancing Character, Courage and Commitment’

UAMS celebrated national Women’s History Month in March by recognizing 11 of its “Phenomenal Women.” A March 20 event included recognition of UAMS Phenomenal Women, nominated by colleagues as possessing “extraordinary character, courage and commitment and being someone who 1) made a significant contribution to the mission of UAMS; or 2) overcome adversity; or 3) demonstrated UAMS […]


MAPS Regional Conference

This year, the Edith Irby Jones Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), had the pleasure of hosting the SNMA Regional MAPS conference (Region 3). MAPS or Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, represents the undergraduate and post baccalaureate students of SNMA. This initiative of SNMA represents future underrepresented medical students. MAPS members are considered […]


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 […]