UAMS Graduates 931 Health Care Professionals
UAMS awarded certificates and degrees to 931 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its May 16 commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.
Diplomas were presented to 157 in the College of Medicine; 260 in the College of Nursing; 111 in the College of Pharmacy; 58 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; 91 in the Graduate School and 254 in the academic programs that make up the College of Health Professions.
During the ceremony, UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., presented the Chancellor’s Award to M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
Easts Give $1 Million for Surgical Oncology Chair
A $1 million gift by James C. and Mary Kay East to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D. Chair in Surgical Oncology. The chair will provide resources to ensure patients have the opportunity to understand their disease and participate in decisions based on scientific evidence, treatment availability and their own wishes.
Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., distinguished professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, today became inaugural recipient of the chair.
“This generous donation by Mr. and Mrs. East will ensure that our patients have expanded opportunities to participate in their own health care decisions and understand the options available to them. We are ever grateful for their generosity and dedication to improving health care for all Arkansans,” said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.