February 21, 2019

UAMS Establishes Institute for Digital Health & Innovation; Curtis Lowery, M.D., Named Director

Curtis Lowery, M.D., standing in front of a video monitor

“The concept of home digital monitoring is where it’s all going to go,” Lowery said. “You’re going to do more things outside of the hospital and office and integrate patient care into people’s everyday lives.”


January 30, 2019

Admissions Takes a Big Team

Jeanne McLachlin, Ph.D., Tom South, and Tammy Henson

In late February, the College of Medicine Admissions staff will wheel a cart of letters to the UAMS mailroom. Some recipients will be overjoyed – learning that they have been accepted as one of 174 members of the next freshman class and are on their way to becoming a physician. Others will be informed they…


January 25, 2019

UAMS Researcher Joins International Colleagues in Urging Open Access to Genomics Data

David Ussery, Ph.D., conducting a genetic sequencing workshop.

Scientific discovery could be accelerated with more open access to genomic data, says an article in the latest journal Science by a group of research leaders from across the globe that includes David W. Ussery, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Recent Faculty Appointments – January 2019

Dr. Sisira Yadala

Welcome new faculty members in Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Radiology!


January 23, 2019

Arkansas Legislators Offer Support to UAMS Cancer Institute, Tour Campus

Female legislators give thumbs up and clap after announcement

A group of Arkansas legislators proclaimed their support of a UAMS initiative to expand its cancer research and treatment efforts during a Jan. 23 event at the state Capitol.


January 22, 2019

UAMS Volunteers Provide Free Eye Exams, Glasses to Local Students

Dr. Katie Brown examines a student

The 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach at UAMS was a day providing vision care to commemorate a visionary. Nine organizations, four UAMS departments, and two local schools united to provide the opportunity for free eye exams and glasses to students in Little Rock and the surrounding areas.


January 17, 2019

Arkansas Autism Program Receives $2.17 Million in Federal Funding

Autism puzzle logo

The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was awarded a four-year grant of $2.17 million by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


January 16, 2019

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

Schmieding building exterior

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


January 14, 2019

Pro Visits UAMS for Study of Golfing Motion

Group posing in the ortho movement lab

Standing in a long, rectangular room with his feet firmly planted on an artificial, green turf surrounded by a series of 10 different infrared motion-capture cameras, PGA golfer and Arkansas native Austin Cook aimed carefully with a driver as he prepared to send a golf ball flying from a tee into a net.


January 7, 2019

After Years of ‘No’ Elsewhere, Patient Finds Hope with James Suen, M.D.

Doctor and nurse examine patient

Hailey Dougherty, 17, remembers crying from constant pain she was too young to even understand. She didn’t know it yet, but blood vessels were growing out of control and pressing against her 8-year-old brain.

“She would just cry from the time she got up until the time she went to bed,” said Hailey’s mom, Marisa Rokstad.


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