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December 7, 2017

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…


November 17, 2017

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

Sharanda Williams serves a meal to a veteran.

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

Erin Mannen, Ph.D., with International Hip Dysplasia Institute Medical Director Charles Price, M.D.

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…



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