December 12, 2017

Hearts2Soles Provides Free Foot Exam, Shoes to Local Homeless

Ruth Thomas, M.D., working on a patient’s foot

Dec. 11, 2017 | Her youngest daughter, Cheyenne, covets new shoes like most 10-year-old children; her oldest child, 13-year-old Sequoia, continues to hit growth spurts every few months making new shoes a necessity; and she, 35-year-old Virginia Duck, has worn through the soles from her current pair of shoes. Those circumstances made the annual Hearts2Soles…

Dementia Update Educates Health Care Professionals, Caregivers

yketsos, M.D., left, visits with Mark Pippenger

Dec. 12, 2017 | If nothing improves in dementia care in the next three decades, then by 2050 taking care of people with dementia will cost $1 trillion annually in the United States, a guest speaker warned Dec. 2 during the Dementia Update conference at UAMS. That speaker, Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., professor of psychiatry and…

December 8, 2017

UAMS’ C. Lowry Barnes: Trinidad Trip ‘Very Rewarding’

Dr. Barnes with patient in Trinidad

The procedure itself was nothing out of the ordinary for a seasoned orthopaedic surgeon like C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., but the response he received from the patient will always be a special memory for him. In the middle of a medical mission trip to Trinidad, Barnes had just helped a middle-aged woman move her hip…

December 7, 2017

UAMS’ Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Named to Forbes’ Physician Honor Roll

Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.

Dec. 7, 2017 | UAMS’ Jay (Jawahar) L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 27 cardiologists across the country being recognized by Forbes as an exemplary physician in the field of cardiology. Many individuals on the list have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals and contribute a wealth of clinical research to advance the…

Sushma Bhusal, M.D., and Aparna Sharma, M.D., Join UAMS as Transplant Nephrologists

Sharma and Bhusal

Sushma Bhusal, M.D., and Aparna Sharma, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as transplant nephrologists, caring for kidney and pancreas transplant patients before and after surgery. UAMS is the only center in Arkansas that offers adult liver and kidney — and soon pancreas — transplantation. Bhusal and Sharma have advanced,…

December 4, 2017

Faith in Cancer Care Team Keeps New Mexico Woman at UAMS

Farber, Dia, and Baxter

Tina Farber arrived in Arkansas with one thing on her mind — meeting her two new grandbabies. Her son’s third child had arrived in April, and her daughter was expecting her third about one month later. “I was planning to stay about two months,” said Farber, a native Arkansan who now lives in New Mexico….

November 30, 2017

Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D. with with UAMS College of Medicine Dean Pope Moseley, M.D., and UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

LITTLE ROCK – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., F.A.C.S., was invested Nov. 29 as recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. The endowed chair is the result of a…

November 28, 2017

Standardized Patients Teach Skills and Empathy

UAMS medical student with standardized patient

The Association of American Medical Colleges website featured UAMS College of Medicine students in an article about the importance of standardized patient programs. Read more.  

November 27, 2017

Honduran School Director Learns Valuable Lessons at UAMS Head Start

Eda Graciela Aguilera Aguscia with UAMS Head Start staff

Eda Graciela Aguilera Aguscia knows how important a solid education is to success in life. That’s why she’s doing all she can to increase the number of children in Honduras with access to an education. Aguilera, who operates a school and daycare with her sister, Marcia, in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, spent a few weeks…

November 20, 2017

UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Marks 10 Years of Academic Medicine

Bob Gullett, M.D., Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., M.B.A., and Peter Kohler, M.D.

Celebrating 10 years as northwest Arkansas’ home to academic medicine, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus hosted community leaders, friends, faculty and staff on Nov. 17 for a timeline unveiling and open house. “We are happy to host the community on campus today to celebrate how far we’ve come with…

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