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  • The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs has spent the spring working to fill the educational pipeline and inspire the next generation of health care workers: today’s junior high and high school students. “I think we’ve really been successful because we’ve had maybe 200 to 250 encounters with students, and that doesn’t include what we’ve got…

  • Brian E. Gittens, Ed.D, M.P.A., has been named vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) effective June 1. Gittens succeeds Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., a neonatologist in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, who was named UAMS’ first vice chancellor for diversity in 2011….

  • Guests took a tour of southeast Asia and the islands of the western Pacific Ocean as panelists from the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, India and the Marshall Islands shared the experiences and memories of their native cultures and countries recently at UAMS The May 1 event, “Our Voices, Our Stories,” was part of the seventh annual…

  • UAMS honored 36 phenomenal women from throughout the campus community at its annual National Women’s History Month celebration “Women of the World: Educating, Innovating, Serving.”

  • Students from middle school to high school came from public housing communities in North Little Rock to the main UAMS campus in Little Rock to spend their spring break learning about the variety of careers available in medicine and to advance their knowledge of the STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Thirty-two students…

  • Undergraduate students from across the state got a personal introduction to UAMS and the variety of career options available in health care recently through Diversity Day. More than 145 students and 15 advisors from 20 Arkansas universities and a few surrounding states attended the annual conference-style event, hosted by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs….

  • Dozens attended a celebration held to conclude Black History Month hosted by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, which featured musical entertainment and a lecture. “Given the way things are in our society, we need to become more proactive and aggressive in addressing some of the issues that go on around us,” said Billy Thomas,…

  • Mildred Randolph, D.V.M., is helping her UAMS colleagues view their professional and personal worlds from a new perspective to shine a light on differences and offer more inclusiveness.

  • Dozens of UAMS employees gathered for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs, which celebrated the legacy of service advocated by the slain civil rights icon and included the presentation of the Unity Award for completing a collaborative service project.

  • Future health care professionals from throughout UAMS recently gathered to learn about the specific needs of, and services available to, the LGBTQ communities in the Little Rock metro area. The talk, which featured Zack Baker, the education and outreach coordinator from Planned Parenthood Great Plains, was presented by the UAMS Rainbow Health Alliance and sponsored…

  • Some participants in the Summer Research Internship (SRI) program of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs recently had the chance to present their work on the national stage. The program offers undergraduate and even high school students the opportunity to work alongside researchers in a professional lab setting. This year, three college students were selected…

  • Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology…