Latest News from the College of Medicine

  • Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

    July 25, 2017 | Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. “Dr. Barr epitomizes the leader we have been…

  • A New Champion for Children

    Brian Reemtsen, M.D., to Lead Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s and UAMS July 24, 2017 | There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, M.D., of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s…

  • UAMS Receives $710,000 to Train Health Professionals to Improve Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

    July 19, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor has secured $710,000 in grant funding for the continuation of an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals with the aim of improving services for children with developmental disabilities. UAMS has directed the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) Project since 1994,…