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January 18, 2018

Clinical Trial Promising for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Gail Clayton

Eighteen years ago, Gail Clayton received news that changed her life. Looking back, she says finding out she had breast cancer marked the beginning of new perspectives. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t the end of life as so many people think. To me, it was the beginning of life.” Clayton and…


January 9, 2018

First Arkansan Receives Surgery to Prepare for Robotic Arm

Jacob Mauterstock in the gym

Jacob Mauterstock can run a half-marathon in an hour-and-a-half. He’s in the gym every day. He demonstrates yoga poses at the drop of a hat. “It’s a lifestyle thing,” said Mauterstock, 41, of Conway. That approach to life remains steadfast, even though Mauterstock lost his left arm in December 2016. Despite this setback and thanks…


January 4, 2018

Surgeons Team Up to Remove Pituitary Gland Tumor

Doctor with model of brain

Carolyn Pry says members of her church congregation were surprised to see her in Sunday worship just days after she’d had brain surgery. The 69-year-old retired school teacher from Emerson no longer has headaches or feels dizzy after two UAMS surgeons removed a tumor using a multidisciplinary, non-invasive approach. Pry’s problems began when her local…


December 21, 2017

Dr. Jason Farrar among lead authors of study that could lead to better therapies for pediatric AML

Scientist in lab

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and…


December 20, 2017

Perry Initiative Helping to Change Face of Orthopaedics

Student practicing with drill

Dec. 19, 2017 | Faces serious with concentration as drill bits spiral into bone. Faces protected by goggles as fragments start to fly. Faces that break into smiles and nervous laughter as they examine their first attempts at standard orthopaedic surgery techniques. Faces that – unlike the trend for most of orthopaedic surgery and engineering…


December 18, 2017

Arkansas Children’s, UAMS Pediatric Specialist Honored with National Award for Work to Prevent Child Abuse

Karen Farst, M.D., M.P.H.

The medical director of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Team for Children at Risk has received national recognition for her breakthrough efforts to prevent child abuse in the state and beyond. Karen Farst, M.D., M.P.H., who also serves as the medical director of the Rebecca and Robert Rice Medical Clinic in the Clark Center for Safe…


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…



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