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Student Organization Descriptions and Contacts

UAMS RECOGNIZED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL

Alpha Omega Alpha

Mission/Purpose:

An Honor Society to promote and recognize excellence in academic and personal pursuits.

Contact:

Leah Lacey

LaceyLeahM@uams.edu (501) 686-8499

Advisor:

Dr. James Clardy                                            Dr. Lanessa Bass

JAClardy@uams.edu (501) 296-1159   BassLanessaD@uams.edu (501) 364-4361

American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists

Mission/Purpose:

The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Dr. Eddie Dunn                                                              

DunnEddieB@uams.edu (501) 686-8929

AR Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy

Mission/Purpose:

ASHP helps prepare pharmacy students for successful careers in hospital and health-system practice, equipped with the skills to lead our profession into the future.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Catherine O’Brien

ObrienCatherineE@uams.edu  (501) 364-1828

Delta Omega

Mission/Purpose:

An honorary society to encourage and recognize excellence in practice, research, education, and academic achievement in the field of public health

Contact:

Kristy Caldwell

CaldwellKristyK@uams.edu (501) 526-6605

Advisor:

Zoran Bursac

BursacZoran@uams.edu (501) 526-6723

Edith Irby Jones Chapter Student National Medical Assoc. (SNMA)

Mission/Purpose:

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964

Contact:

Dr. Sam Greenfield

GreenfieldWilliamW@uams.edu (501) 686-6118

Advisor:

Patricia Edgerson

PMEdgerson@uams.edu (501) 686-8675

 

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Mission/Purpose:

Foster awareness of Internal Medicine. Support medical students pursuing internal medicine. Develop skills relevant to the specialty. Explore the subspecialties of IM.

Contact:

Dr. Tobias Vancil

VancilToby@uams.edu (501) 686-5236

Advisor:

Dr. Tobias Vancil

VancilToby@uams.edu (501) 686-5236

Kappa Epsilon

Mission/Purpose:

The mission of Kappa Epsilon is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment by developing their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and leadership vision; and represent the interest of the members to health-care professionals and the community at large.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Melanie Reinhardt                                                              Melanie Claborn

ReinhardtMelanieA@uams.edu (501) 686-8930  MClaborn@uams.edu (479) 443-4301

Kappa Psi

Mission/Purpose:

The objectives are to conduct a fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of the members; to advance the profession of Pharmacy, educationally, fraternally, and socially; to instill industry, sobriety, fellowship, and high ideals in its members; and to foster scholarship and pharmaceutical research.

Contact:

Howard Hendrickson

HendricksonHowardP@uams.edu (501) 603-1547

Advisor:

Kim Fifer                                                                    

FiferEsperoK@uams.edu (501) 686-8134

Laboratory Sciences Student Association 

Mission/Purpose:

LSSA was established to promote social and intellectual fellowship among its members, encourage research, develop professionalism and raise the awareness of laboratory sciences professions.

Contact:

Catherine Smith                                                  Lindsay Mcelderry

CMSmith4@uams.edu  (501)-686-5618   LWMcelderry@uams.edu  (501)-686-5776

Advisor:

Karen Hunter

KKHunter@uams.edu  (501)-686-5776

Lambda Nu, National Honor Society for the Radiologic & Imaging Sciences, AR Chi Chapter

Mission/Purpose:

To foster academic scholarship, promote research in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship.

Contact:

Sheena Joyner

SNJoyner@uams.edu (501) 686-6510

Advisor:

Cindy Saylors

CPSaylors@uams.edu  (501) 686-6510

MHSA- Student Group Masters of Health Services Administration

Mission/Purpose:

Provides an opportunity for student leadership and representation, the association elects officers each year and coordinates a series of student meetings and educational events.

Contact:

Rick Ault

RJAult@uams.edu (501) 526-6643

Advisor:

Rick Ault

RJAult@uams.edu (501) 526-6643

National Community Pharmacists Association

Mission/Purpose:

Our mission is to encourage, foster, and recognize an interest in community pharmacy ownership and entrepreneurship among the future leaders of their profession.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Rachel Stafford

RStafford@uams.edu  (501) 690-6853

National Student Nurses Association

Mission/Purpose:

To promote professional and social unity among nursing students at UAMS. It is a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association and the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association.

Contact:

Dona Dorman

DMDorman@uams.edu (501) 686-8707

Advisor

Mark Tanner

JMTanner@uams.edu (501) 686-8706

Phi Delta Chi

Mission/Purpose:

PHI DELTA CHI PHARMACY FRATERNITY develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Lindsey Dayer

LEDayer@uams.edu (501) 526-4211

Phi Lambda Sigma

Mission/Purpose:

The purpose of this chapter shall be encouragement, recognition, and promotion of leadership and it’s qualities within the profession of pharmacy amongst student pharmacists, faculty, alumni, as well as members of the boards and all pharmacy associations within the state of Arkansas.

Contact:

Cindy Stowe

StoweCindyD@uams.edu (501) 686-6484

Advisor:

Cindy Stowe

StoweCindyD@uams.edu (501) 686-6484

 Student ADHA (American Dental Hygienists’ Association)

Mission/Purpose:

To improve the public’s total health, the mission of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

Contact:

Rhonda Sledge

RLSledge@uams.edu (501) 686-6862

Advisor:

Rhonda Sledge

RLSledge@uams.edu (501) 686-6862

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Mission/Purpose:

SNPhA is an education service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community.

Contact:

Elvin Price

ETPrice@uams.edu (501) 603-1158

Advisor:

Kendrea Jones                                                                Lanita White

JonesKendreaM@uams.edu (501) 364-1869   LSWhite@uams.edu (501) 686-5433

Student Society of Nuclear Pharmacy

Mission/Purpose:

The purpose of SSNP is to enhance the interaction of other students who share the interest in nuclear pharmacy. The goals include learning more about the nuclear pharmacy companies they might eventually work for, either as interns or as pharmacists, and more about nuclear pharmacy and nuclear medicine.

Contact:

Dr Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Nicki Hilliard

HilliardNickiL@uams.edu (501) 686-6398

 

INSTITUTIONAL

Associated Student Government

Mission/Purpose

The purpose of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Associated Student Government (ASG) is to act as a liaison between the students and the faculty/administration. The duty of the ASG is to establish and facilitate communication between all campus constituencies; provide assistance, as needed, to members of the community; assist in the formulation and implementation of University policies and practices; and promote elements of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.

Contact:

Cheri Goforth

GoforthCheriD@uams.edu (501) 686-6974

Advisor:

Nakia Dedner

DednerNakiaA@uams.edu (501)686-6973

CHP Class Officers/Student Council

Mission/Purpose:

To assist in the development of policies for students; determine ways to communicate policies to students; select representatives to appropriate College committees; and assist in planning student affairs, such as social activities, orientation, reception for friends and parents at graduation, field trips, reception during orientation, and College-wide awards convocations, or other such student affairs as seems appropriate.

Contact:

Tom Pilgreen

GTPilgreen@uams.edu (501) 686-5730

Advisor:

Harold Shray

HDShray@uams.edu (501) 686-5772

COM Class Officers

Mission/Purpose:

To act as a liaison between the student body in the College of Medicine and the College of Medicine Administration.

Contact:

Dr. Richard Wheeler

WheelerRichard@uams.edu  (501) 686-8499

Advisor:

Dr. Richard Wheeler

WheelerRichard@uams.edu  (501) 686-8499

COM Medical Honor Council

Mission/Purpose:

An organization ran by students which monitors and promotes professionalism in the College, and which deals with breaches of professional conduct

Contact:

Leah Lacey

LaceyLeahM@uams.edu (501) 686-8499

Advisor:

Dr. Richard Wheeler                                                     Dr. James  Graham

WheelerRichard@uams.edu  (501) 686-8499   GrahamJames@uams.edu (501) 686-7407

COM Medical Student Council

Mission/Purpose:

An organization ran by students to promote social activities in the COM.

Contact:

Leah Lacey

LaceyLeahM@uams.edu (501) 686-8499

Advisor:

Dr. Richard Wheeler                                                     Dr. James Graham

WheelerRichard@uams.edu  (501) 686-8499   GrahamJames@uams.edu (501) 686-7407

COM Student Advocacy Council

Mission/Purpose:

An organization developed to watch for signs of emotional/drug related/alcohol related problems among classmates and offer assistance and referral to the Student Wellness center

Contact:

Carol VanPelt

CAVanpelt@uams.edu (501) 661-7970

Advisor:

Dr. Angie Shy                                                          Dr. Erick Messias

ShyAngelaG@uams.edu (501) 686-8408   EMessias@uams.edu (501) 526-8200

COP Class Officers

Mission/Purpose:

To act as a liaison between the student body in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Pharmacy Administration.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

 Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

COPH Honor Council 

Mission/Purpose:

The mission of the UAMS College of Public Health Honor Council is to promote, encourage, and ensure compliance with the standards of the Code of Academic Integrity.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

COPH Class Officers/Student Council

Mission/Purpose:

The purpose/mission of the Student Council shall be: To advance the interests of enrolled students in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; To serve as an exemplar of public health values and principles; To assist in the development of policies for students; To determine ways to communicate policies to students; To select representatives to appropriate College committees; and To assist in planning student affairs

Contact:

Eric Flowers                                                       Kristy Caldwell

EDFlowers@uams.edu (501) 526-7986  CaldwellKristyK@uams.edu (501) 526-6605

Advisor:

Eric Flowers

EDFlowers@uams.edu (501) 526-7986

GRAD Class Officers/Graduate Student Association

Mission/Purpose:

The Graduate Students Association of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences [UAMS], serves to promote a conducive atmosphere in the campus for overall welfare of the graduate students, represent the graduate students in campus organizations, and act as a liaison between the Graduate School faculty and UAMS Administration to address student concerns. The GSA also serves to promote the graduate program at the UAMS campus and to encourage sharing of ideas in scientific research among the students.

Contact:

Kristin Sterba

KSterba@uams.edu (501) 526-7396

Advisor:

Dr. Robert  McGehee

REM@uams.edu (501) 603-1998

RHO CHI National Honor Society

Mission/Purpose:

The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

Contact:

Dr. Schwanda Flowers

SKFlowers@uams.edu (501) 686-7920

Advisor:

Dr. Amy Franks

AFranks@uams.edu (501) 296-1296

SERVICE

Global Health Interest Group

Mission/Purpose:

The UAMS Global Health Interest Group recognizes the human capacity to achieve optimal health. The group strives to facilitate capacity building, equitable access and education to promote sustainable healthcare through local and global partnerships

Contact:

Julia Mays

jamays@uams.edu (501) 526-7199

Advisor:

Donald Simpson                                                            Iqbal Umair                

SimpsonDonald@uams.edu (501) 686-8448   UIQBAL@uams.edu

Carl MCcormack

CMCCORMACK@uams.edu

Graduate Student Teachers of Central Arkansas

Mission/Purpose:

The GSTCA was formed to foster the development of teaching skills in graduate students.

Advisor:

Kristin Sterba

KSterba@uams.edu (501) 526-7396

Contact:

Kristin Sterba

KSterba@uams.edu (501) 526-7396

UAMS 12th Street HWC Student Advisory Board

Mission/Purpose:

The mission of the Student Advisory Board is to serve as an advisory body to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 12th Street Health and Wellness Center representing a diverse group of campus interests in promoting the health and wellness of the 12th Street community. The SAB shall serve as a liaison between the student body and the administration, bringing to the forefront issues and concerns from the students.

Contact:

Dr. Lanita White

LSWhite@uams.edu (501) 686-5433

Advisor:

Dr. Lanita White

LSWhite@uams.edu (501) 686-5433