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November 17, 2017

UAMS College of Medicine Staff “Give Back” to Vets, Children

For the UAMS College of Medicine’s Sharanda Williams, giving back is a way of life. So it’s no surprise that on the Nov. 10 UAMS holiday in observance of Veterans Day, the college’s director of academic affairs was cheerfully serving veterans. “I have been given so much,” Ms. Williams said as she worked with other…


November 16, 2017

UAMS Research Could Help Babies with Hip Dysplasia

Promising research by Erin Mannen, Ph.D., into the use of baby carriers as a break from the cumbersome orthopaedic devices used for babies with hip dysplasia is being featured on the website of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI). Mannen, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is conducting…


November 14, 2017

NPR Story features Jerad Gardner, M.D.

Jerad Gardner, M.D., associate professor in the departments of Pathology and Dermatology, has become a social media firestorm by teaching, collaborating and connecting with doctors, nurses, medical students and patients around the globe. National Public Radio featured Dr. Gardner in a report about pathology and social media. Read the story from NPR.    


November 13, 2017

UAMS’ Curtis Lowery, M.D., Receives National Award for Work in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Curtis Lowery Jr., M.D., on Nov. 6 was honored for his work in maternal-fetal medicine with the Effective Practice Award from the Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association. The Effective Practice Award recognizes individuals or groups whose work has made…


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…



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