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  •  Saludos, Feliz Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana de la División para la Diversidad, la Equidad y la Inclusión (Greetings, Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month from the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)   The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is thrilled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. It is more than fitting we…

  • Dozens of UAMS students, faculty and staff from throughout campus gathered for a celebration to kick off Diversity Month, at which Brian Gittens, Ed.D., who joined UAMS in June as the new vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, presented his inaugural State of Diversity address. The event also included the presentation of the Dr….

  • Chase Swinton, a young African American woman  who just graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood and will begin attending Stanford University in California in September, had never seen a black doctor – researcher or physician – until she came to UAMS. “I’ve known I wanted to be a doctor for a while, but…

  • A program called UAMS NERDIES Health Sciences Camp recently gave some sixth through eighth graders the chance to learn how digital art and design could be combined with health care careers. Taught by a Northwest Arkansas digital art and design school called PIXEL, the program was brought to UAMS at the invitation of the Center…

  • There is no lack of learning during the summer, or so goes the thinking at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, which hosted a continuum of programs during the out-of-school months for students from kindergarten to high school, all intended to spark an interest in health sciences. Two programs in particular, the Junior STEM Academy…

  • Twelve undergraduate students from across the United States worked in real labs, doing real research this summer at UAMS — many of them for the first time. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research is hosted annually by the UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs and is funded by the…

  • 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….