Civil Rights Advocates in Healthcare Honored

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.

By | November 5th, 2014|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Hosting Jan. 16 LGBT Health Care Event

LITTLE ROCK – Health care professionals and the general public are invited to a free conference Jan. 16 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) focusing on health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.

By | January 10th, 2014|News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS, Roundtable Partners Look to Expand Diversity in Health Care

April 17, 2013 | Arkansas’ health care workforce will more closely mirror its population and include more underrepresented minorities if a pilot project to be implemented in two Little Rock public schools by UAMS and its partners in the Public Health Leaders Roundtable is successful.

By | April 17th, 2013|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Billy Thomas, M.D., Renie Rule honored by Just Communities

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.

By | February 1st, 2013|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Diversity Projects Moving Forward

Sept. 24, 2012 | Efforts to improve recruitment and retention of students and employees from diverse backgrounds, partnerships to provide culturally competent care to patients in need and many other projects are moving forward in the first year of a coordinated UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs.

By | September 24th, 2012|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Summer Students Explore Diversity of Health Professions

June 27, 2012 | “How many of you know someone who snores?” asked respiratory therapist Tonya Cook.

By | June 27th, 2012|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Former Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Visits UAMS

April 23, 2012 | While great strides are being made to address the population’s health needs, the path to a more efficient health care system in America is “not merely a rifle shot, it’s much more comparable to a buckshot,” according to a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

By | April 23rd, 2012|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Rahn Says Diversity Critical to UAMS Health Mission

Sept. 28, 2011 | Diversity is a critical ingredient in the ability of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to accomplish its mission of improving health in Arkansas, said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.

By | September 28th, 2011|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Thomas is First UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity

<p>Sept. 2, 2011 | Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., a neonatologist and  leader of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, has been named the first vice chancellor for diversity at UAMS.</p>

By | September 2nd, 2011|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Arkansas Baptist President Calls for Investment in Human Capital

Feb. 24, 2011 | Once a prime location for criminal activity, a downtown Little Rock car wash is now a thriving neighborhood business and symbol of investment in human capital and the blossoming of nearby Arkansas Baptist College, says Fitz Hill, the school’s president.

By | February 24th, 2011|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments