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The state of diversity at UAMS is strong, said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., in his second annual State of Diversity and Inclusion address, which kicked off September’s Diversity and Inclusion Month across all UAMS campuses on Wednesday. The online address also featured the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Diversity and Inclusion Awards and awards for outstanding volunteers…Read more
UAPB alumna Amanda Winston just took the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this summer, taking a definitive step toward a career goal she has had in mind since she was a kid in Pine Bluff: becoming a doctor. “As far back as I can remember, I’ve had an interest in medicine,” said Winston, who just…Read more
Juneteenth, the anniversary of the final 1865 emancipation of all enslaved Americans, was celebrated June 19 at UAMS hosted by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “This year especially we want people to ‘Celebrate, Educate and Connect,’ which has been our theme,” said Odette Woods, senior director of diversity at DDEI. A special…Read more
In the wake of nationwide protests concerning systemic racism in American society, the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a series of online safe spaces the week of June 8 for students and employees to discuss current events. “This period of extended protest has stimulated a long overdue conversation,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D.,…Read more
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