Sept. 29, 2016 | Passionate views about gun violence topped the discussion recently as UAMS faculty, staff and students engaged in emotional dialogue on a variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion. The Sept. 20 lunchtime, panel discussion, “Let’s Talk: Better Together – A Healing Conversation,” gave nearly 100 attendants the chance to discuss [...]
Aug. 24, 2016 | Amanda Compadre, a third-year medical student at UAMS, is grateful to have been named a 2016 AMA Foundation Minority Scholarship Award recipient by the American Medical Association, but more importantly, she hopes this inspires more people from minority backgrounds to pursue a career in medicine. “It’s a national, prestigious award that [...]
Aug. 23, 2016 | Bank of America continued its stalwart support for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a $24,500 corporate foundation gift given to the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs at an August 23 presentation. The check was presented by Donnie Cook, Arkansas state president and Little Rock market president for Bank [...]
LITTLE ROCK — The Walmart Foundation has given $56,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for its Center for Diversity Affairs Programs. The summer enrichment programs encourage students throughout the state to consider careers in health care. The presentation took place Aug. 17 as part of Walmart’s Day of Giving, held annually [...]
Feb. 29, 2016 | UAMS celebrated diversity in February with two events in honor of Black History Month. Historian and longtime College of Pharmacy faculty member Jonathan Wolfe, Ph.D., traced connections in his family to the Underground Railroad and the Battle of Helena in Arkansas during the Civil War while speaking Feb. 18 at the [...]
June 8, 2015 | Recognizing the hidden role that mentors and others play in fostering a diverse work force can help reduce health care disparity, participants learned May 29 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to Address Health Disparities at UAMS.
March 17, 2015 | African-American heritage and tradition was celebrated at UAMS on March 12 at its annual Black History Month event.
A $22,000 donation received this month from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will support outreach programs at UAMS to help recruit and retain minority students to health care fields
Feb. 1, 2013 | UAMS physician Billy Thomas is continually working to get people to reach out to each other across cultural lines. On Jan. 31, Just Communities of Arkansas at its annual Gathering of Friends dinner reached out to give him a Father Joseph H. Biltz Award.
Jan. 27, 2010 | The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs creates a “center of gravity” by allowing the institution to focus on finding the best talent for making the state a healthier place, Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., told those attending a Jan. 21 open house at the center’s new location. “We need to be more diverse as our population becomes more diverse,” he said.