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Seth Eiland – Physician Assistant Studies

Meet Seth Eiland in our UAMS Physician Assistant Studies Program in the UAMS College of Health Professions. He is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP Hello, my name is Seth Eiland and I am a Physician Assistant student here at UAMS. I was born and raised in Camden, AR. Although I have become accustomed to living in [READ MORE ABOUT SETH]

 


Lauren Grogan

Lauren Grogan – Medical Laboratory Sciences

Meet Lauren Grogan in our Medical Laboratory Sciences program. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Lauren Grogan and I am originally from North Little Rock but recently moved to Beebe. I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field but I never felt the traditional medical route was for me. [READ MORE ABOUT LAUREN]

 


Erica Gardner – Audiology

Meet Erica Gardner in our Doctor of Audiology program. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Erica Gardner. I grew up here in Little Rock. My parents moved to the city right before I was born and I graduated from Little Rock Central High School. I chose Audiology because of my cousin, Aaron. [READ MORE ABOUT ERICA]

 


Sylvia Alobuia – Dental Hygiene

Meet Sylvia Alobuia in our Dental Hygiene program. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP “Self-confidence is the foundation of all great success and achievement.” My name is Sylvia Alobuia, and this quote by Brian Tracy is one I have held dear to my heart since my family and I relocated to the United States in [READ MORE ABOUT SYLVIA]

 


Emily Youngblood – Dietetic Internship

Meet Emily Youngblood in our Dietetic Internship program. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Emily Youngblood. I grew up in San Diego until I was 14 and have lived in Little Rock since then. From the time I could stand on a step-stool, I was interested in cooking. My entire childhood I [READ MORE ABOUT EMILY]

 


Raven Hefner – Medical Laboratory Sciences

Meet Raven Hefner in the UAMS Department of Laboratory SciencesMedical Laboratory Science program. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Raven Hefner, and I am honored to be given the opportunity to share my story with the health care community! I was born in Jacksonville North Carolina at the Marine Base Camp Lejune, Oorah! [READ MORE ABOUT RAVEN]

 


Carson York – Physician Assistant

Meet Carson York in our Physician Assistant program. He is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Carson York and I grew up in Salem, a small town in north central Arkansas. After high school, I attended the University of Central Arkansas where I received a bachelor’s degree in biology. When I was going through the application [READ MORE ABOUT CARSON]

 


Nicolis Russell – Ophthalmic Medical Technology

Meet Nicolis Russell in our Ophthalmic Medical Technology program. He is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Nicolis Russell. I have family and friends that call me Nico, because of the untraditional spelling of my name. I also don’t mind when people call me Nic, because I realize that is the traditional “nickname”. I [READ MORE ABOUT NICOLIS]

 


Heather Wallace – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Meet Heather Wallace in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Heather Wallace. I grew up in Pine Bluff, AR but moved to Fort Smith, AR. I graduated in 2010 from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville with a Bachelor’s degree in [READ MORE ABOUT HEATHER]

 


Kendra McCraney – Respiratory Care

Meet Kendra McCraney in our UAMS Respiratory Care Education Program in the UAMS College of Health Professions. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Kendra McCraney. I am from Helena-West Helena, AR. I chose Cardio-Respiratory Care after shadowing my aunt, who is a respiratory therapist. I aspire to work towards leadership in respiratory therapy via the [READ MORE ABOUT KENDRA]

 


Joanna Murphy – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Meet Joanna Murphy in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences. She is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Joanna Murphy. I am originally from a little town in Iowa called Algona, but I have lived in Little Rock for the last 3 years. I have always known that I [READ MORE ABOUT JOANNA]

 


Shanario Whitfield – Cytotechnology

Meet Shanario Whitfield in our UAMS Cytotechnology Program in the UAMS Department of Laboratory Sciences. He is our featured Student Highlight #UAMSCHP My name is Shanario Whitfield I am from Nassau, Bahamas. By profession I am a Medical Technologist, with extensive experience in Medical Microbiology. One day I discovered an opening for a Cytotechnologist position at the Princess Margaret [READ MORE ABOUT SHANARIO]