July 25, 2017

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…


July 24, 2017

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…


July 19, 2017

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,…


July 18, 2017

Marshallese Students Encouraged to Pursue Health Care Careers

Nia Aitaoto, Ph.D speaking

July 18, 2017 | More than 50 Marshallese high school students and parents attended the Pathways to Health Professions conference June 9-10 in Springdale, where they were encouraged to pursue higher education and health care careers. Sheldon Riklon, M.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, shared the story of his perseverance and…


July 13, 2017

Medical Review Co-Authored by UAMS Spine Surgeon Explores Impact of JFK’s Back Pain

How President John F. Kennedy’s back pain affected his life and presidency along with the role it may have played in how he died are examined in a review of the 35th president’s medical history written by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physician and his co-author. In their article, “John F. Kennedy’s…


NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

July 12, 2017 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, Ph.D., the center will result in…


July 5, 2017

UAMS Pathologist Jerad Gardner, M.D., Makes ‘40 Under 40’ List

LITTLE ROCK —Jerad Gardner, M.D., an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, was named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under 40” 2017 list which honors pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals globally under the age of 40. The honorees come…


June 27, 2017

Four ACH Specialties Rank on U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals List

U.S. News & World Report has ranked our affiliate facility, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, in four specialties – the most ever – in its new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Our Department of Pediatrics partners with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. The department’s services include pediatric training, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of…


June 22, 2017

UAMS Patent Hopefuls Gather for Medical Inventions Showcase

Potential patents for medical inventions as small as a molecule prompted big discussions among UAMS researchers who gathered for a showcase hosted June 6 by the College of Medicine to highlight medical research. “Every poster you see here today has a patent application on file with the Patent and Trademark Office,” said Nancy Gray, Ph.D.,…


June 20, 2017

All Slots for Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Filled by UAMS Residents

June 13, 2017 | Two residents from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been selected for a prestigious fellowship in neuro-oncology administered jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch. A maximum of two fellows per year are selected for the program, and…


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