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September 19, 2017

Faculty Leader Explains Importance of Tolerance in History

Sept. 19, 2017 | Tolerance has aided the rise of the world’s great empires and intolerance has abetted their fall, said Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate dean for faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine. Messias’ Sept. 13 lunchtime lecture, which followed Day of Empire, a book by Yale Law School Professor Amy…


UAMS Recognized for High-Quality Anesthesiology Simulation

Sept. 19, 2017 | The Simulation Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a program of quality in anesthesiology simulation and approved by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to offer educational courses for anesthesiologists to hone their skills and maintain their professional certifications. The UAMS Simulation Center is…


September 15, 2017

UAMS Medical Students Pull for Each Other in Competition – and Medical School

Sept. 15, 2017 | UAMS College of Medicine students gathered with faculty members, family and friends on the field at War Memorial Stadium on a September Saturday afternoon that started with food and games and ended with students literally pulling for one another. Just as in the tug-of-war matchups that capped the events at the…


Doctor Credits His Life to the Trauma System He Helped Create

He still has a long road to recovery, but Professor of Surgery Todd Maxson, M.D.,  said he likely wouldn’t be alive or in as good of shape is he’s in now if it weren’t for the state’s trauma system he helped establish. Read the full story on KATV’s website: http://katv.com/news/local/doctor-credits-his-life-to-trauma-system-he-helped-create


September 13, 2017

Krishna Nalleballe, M.D., Joins UAMS as a Stroke Neurologist

Sept. 13, 2017 | Krishna Nalleballe, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a stroke neurologist, providing comprehensive stroke care from the initial emergency contact to outpatient recovery care. In addition, Nalleballe will serve as a consulting neurologist with the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support(AR SAVES) network, which…


Curtis Lowery, M.D., featured in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Curtis Lowery, M.D., chairman of the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAMS about how The UAMS Center for Distance Health telemedicine program is helping high-risk pregnant women across Arkansas.  Read the article for more information about how our 15-year-old telemedicine program is serving patients in remote locations for a Better State…


September 6, 2017

Kevin Young, Ph.D., Named Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

Kevin D. Young, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Sept. 1. Young has served as a professor in the department since 2009. He succeeds Richard P. Morrison, Ph.D., who became the college’s executive associate…


UAMS Scientists Believe Enzyme Could Help Avoid Transplant Rejection

Sept. 6, 2017 | UAMS scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that could be manipulated to help stave off transplant rejection in patients following surgery. The findings of Lyle Burdine, M.D., Ph.D., transplant surgeon and assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Surgical Research and his research team — including postdoctoral fellow…


September 5, 2017

UAMS Center Helps Secure More than $100 Million in Research Funding

LITTLE ROCK — A nationally funded research center that was created to help the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) grow its research enterprise has helped UAMS researchers successfully compete for grants totaling more than $100 million in just 13 years. UAMS is reaping the rewards of its first Center of Biomedical Research Excellence…


September 1, 2017

UAMS Grads Reunite at Alumni Weekend 2017

Aug. 31, 2017 | Amid all the handshakes, hugs, smiles and laughter, UAMS alumni reminisced and caught up on their divergent paths, delighted to be together again – some who hadn’t seen each other since graduation, decades ago. The 2017 Alumni Weekend held Aug. 18-20 welcomed back more than 200 graduates from all colleges with…



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