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Theme: Onward!

This event occurred on
February 7, 2020
9:00am - 6:30pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Little Rock, Arkansas
United States

The purpose of our event is to showcase exciting and thought-provoking speakers who will share ideas that move us all onward!! Here is the full playlist of our talks from the TEDx youtube channel:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205
United States
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Amber Booth-McCoy

Social-Conduit; Cultural-Agitator
Amber a little bit of hip-hip, a little bit of rock n roll, specializing in diversity, passion like Malcolm X, poise of Michelle O.; working towards inclusion, and ever fighting for equity. #YourfavoriteDiversitySpecialist

Erick Messias

Physician/psychiatrist, Coach
Having worked in Family Medicine in Brazil and Psychiatry in the US, Dr. Messias brings an inclusive approach to therapy and coaching to address the problem of burnout in academic medicine by bringing meaning back to the center of practice.

Jennifer Hunt

Physician leader, executive coach
Academic physician leader, Dr. Jennifer Hunt, uses coaching and speaking to inspire women to courageously amplify their voices and create their future

Jerad Gardner

A medical doctor who diagnoses cancer under his microscope by day, Dr. Gardner spends his spare time on social media educating students, doctors, and patients via YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Joe Thompson

Health policy change agent
On the vanguard of healthcare innovation in Arkansas for nearly two decades, Dr. Thompson leads the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement in its current efforts to address emerging and legacy health issues through individual choice and influential policy.

Kevin Ryan

Faculty, UAMS College of Public Health
Kevin Ryan is a law professor and former pediatric clinician whose teaching and research focuses on the intersection of law and health.

Kimberly Jones

Author, speaker
Kim is turning her experience with childhood trauma and abuse into a mission to help others. Faith, family and fur-babies may sound simplistic but they are the key elements that drive Kim Jones towards opening conversations about life’s trials.

Paulette Mehta

Professor of hematology oncology
In her career, she has witnessed extreme human struggle and survival, Dr. Mehta uses poetry to integrate these stories into her life and to share with others.

Tiffany Haynes

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Researcher, and Advocate
Clinical psychologist and mental health researcher who focuses on improving access to mental health services in underserved communities, she seeks to improve our understanding of emotional health and decrease stigma through the sharing of personal stories.

Wendy Ward

Expert in team-based collaborative practice
An advocate for team-based practice through sharing her experience as a patient by stressing that patients deserve the best care possible--comprehensive, high-quality care through efficient and effective teamwork from an interprofessional team.`

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Little Rock, AR, United States