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