November 3, 2017

UAMS Nabs Health Literacy Award at National Conference

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy won Best Poster in Health Literacy recently at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Research Conference held Oct. 8-11 in Baltimore. The conference was focused on both health care communication and health literacy, meaning the skills to find, understand and use health information to…


November 2, 2017

Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., Receives LULAC Award

Nov. 2, 2017 | Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H. has worked for decades to strengthen diversity and inclusion on the UAMS campus. He was recently honored for some of his work, specifically with Hispanic students, with the La Esperanza Award from the central Arkansas chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC). La Esperanza,…


November 1, 2017

UAMS Hosts High School Students in American Heart Association Program

UAMS hosted the 2017-2018 American Heart Association (AHA) “Sweethearts” – 70 girls from high schools throughout central Arkansas – during two evenings in October. AHA Sweethearts is a year-long program that introduces sophomore girls to the importance of heart health, the mission of the AHA, and the region’s investment into heart-related activities. At UAMS, the…


Cancer Imaging Archive Housed at UAMS Bolstered by $8.3 Million NCI Grant

LITTLE ROCK – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.3 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for expansion and enhancement of an archive containing freely accessible cancer medical images and data. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is a free online service that hosts a large collection of cancer-related…


October 27, 2017

UAMS Clinician-Scientist Development Program Welcomes Three Faculty Physicians

Pediatric allergist and immunologist Josh Kennedy, M.D., wants to help kids with asthma avoid the life-threatening complications that too often develop from a simple cold. Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., hopes to improve immunotherapies for cancer by better understanding why the body’s immune cells sometimes convert to a form that helps tumors grow. Emergency medicine…


October 26, 2017

UAMS Medical Student Receives Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Oct. 26, 2017 — Jacquelyn Bailey of West Memphis has been awarded the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Bailey, a first generation college graduate, found her inspiration for primary care as…


October 25, 2017

Four UAMS Early-Career Faculty Receive Research Awards

Oct. 25, 2017 | Four early career UAMS researchers were recently selected to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. The KL2 Scholar program at the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) provides two years of research training to junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research,…


October 24, 2017

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named Chief of Breast Oncology

LITTLE ROCK – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., has been named chief of Breast Oncology in the College of Medicine Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the second floor clinics at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Henry-Tillman has served as a member of the UAMS…


October 23, 2017

Post-pregnancy Visits Made Convenient with Telemedicine

Whether it’s her first child or her fifth, the postpartum trip to the doctor can be a hassle for a mother. The UAMS Center for Distance Health has started a new program that will make that visit more convenient. “Some of our patients travel a very long way to deliver here at UAMS,” said Nirvana…


October 20, 2017

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, M.D., receives Exemplary Senior Trainee Award

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, M.D., was awarded the Exemplary Senior Trainee Award, by the Women in Otolaryngology section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the recent annual conference. The award is recognition of a senior resident physician or fellow in otolaryngology among all training programs in the United States, and is nominated by…


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