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  • New College of Health Professions Faculty for 2017-2018

    • 08.17.2017
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    Ten new faculty members have joined the College of Health Professions for the 2017-2018 school year. Alicia Baird, B.S., COMT, CO is the new department chair for the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies. Previously, Baird worked as a certified orthoptist and certified ophthalmic medical technologist at University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Katie […]

  • 65-Year-Old Graduate Embarks on New Career

    • 08.17.2017
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    Virginia Kathaleen “Kathy” Wills isn’t your typical UAMS graduate. The College of Health Professions student earned her bachelor of science in health information administration in fall 2016 and celebrated that achievement during commencement in May 2017. At 65, Wills was the oldest UAMS graduate this year, according to the registrar’s office. So at a time […]

  • College Honors 83 Graduates at Hooding Ceremony

    • 08.17.2017
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    The College of Health Professions (CHP) recognized its 83 graduates earning master’s and doctoral degrees at a May 19 hooding ceremony. Faculty members from various programs invested the graduates with the academic hoods they would wear around their shoulders at UAMS graduation on May 20. CHP Dean Douglas L. Murphy explained the origins of the […]

  • Graduates Enjoy Celebratory Commencement Brunch

    • 07.18.2017
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    One day before commencement exercises, College of Health Professions graduates gathered with their family and friends to enjoy a brunch in the college’s open areas and courtyards. Approximately 350 people attended the May 19 celebration, held just hours before the college’s hooding ceremony. “We think it is important to hold the brunch because it allows […]

  • PT Program Turns to Plasticized Remains to Teach Anatomy

    • 07.18.2017
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  • Speakers Urge PA Students to Remember True Meaning of White Coat

    • 07.18.2017
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  • Alicia Baird Named Chair of UAMS Department of Ophthalmic Technologies

    • 05.11.2017
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    LITTLE ROCK — Alicia Baird has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Health Professions. She will also serve as director of the Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology degree program. She began on Feb. 1 and comes to UAMS from […]

  • Sonography Student, George Platt, Honored with National Scholarship

    • 03.15.2017
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    George Platt, senior student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2017 Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award funded by contributions to the ASE Foundation’s 2016 Annual Appeal. In addition to a monetary award to go towards tuition costs, George has also been invited to attend ASE’s […]

  • UAMS Laboratorian Makes Most of Medical Missions Scholarship

    • 02.3.2017
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    Lindsay Gilbert, M.Ed., MLS, has wanted to go on a medical mission trip for years, but financially, it was never feasible. So when the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) offered a scholarship for such trips, she jumped at the opportunity. Gilbert, who is an assistant professor in the College of Health Profession’s Department of Laboratory […]

  • Physician Assistant Program Reaccredited

    • 01.31.2017
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    UAMS’ Physician Assistant Program in the College of Health Professions has been granted Accreditation-Continued status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The decision was based on the program’s application, a successful site visit, the program’s response to observations and its accreditation history, said Susan Long, associate dean for Academic […]