August 23, 2019

UAMS College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Leaders Take on New Roles

Jim Clardy, M.D.

UAMS College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) leaders Jim Clardy, M.D., and Molly Gathright, M.D., have accepted new leadership roles as UAMS implements strategies to support the pipeline of educating and training physicians for Arkansas.

August 22, 2019

Recent Faculty Appointments

Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D.

Welcome some of the UAMS College of Medicine’s newest faculty members.

August 21, 2019

Neurosurgeon Erika Petersen, M.D., Awarded for Work to Improve Pain Treatment

Erika Petersen, M.D.

Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon at UAMS, has received the inaugural Clinical Excellence Award from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience for her work to advance the treatment of pain.

She was recognized at the society’s annual meeting July 26-28 in Miami. The award recognizes clinicians for exceptional achievements in clinical practice, research and advocacy.

August 15, 2019

College of Medicine Freshmen Don White Coats to Start Med School Journey

Student receives white coat

What does it mean to wear the physician’s white coat?

Reassurance. Competence. Professionalism. Cleanliness. Responsibility. Trust.

For patients, yes, but what about for the College of Medicine Class of 2023? Its 174 members donned their white coats for the first time during the White Coat Ceremony, held at Robinson Auditorium before a crowd of family, friends and faculty.

August 14, 2019

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., Receives $1.2 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., in his lab

Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases like dementia, ALS and cancer.

August 7, 2019

CampNeuro Helps High School Students Explore Brain Science

Group of students at CampNeuro

Five UAMS medical students spent a week of their summer helping 13 high school students learn about brain science and STEM careers at CampNeuro.

UAMS Head Start Program Receives $41 Million Grant

Head Start teachers with students

The Head Start/Early Head Start Program in Pulaski County, which has been administered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics since 1998, has received a grant of $41 million from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

August 2, 2019

$100,000 Estate Gift Enhances UAMS College of Medicine Scholarship

Dr. Ambrose T. Walker Jr.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Ambrose T. Walker Jr., M.D. to enhance the A.T. and Gladys Walker Memorial Scholarship in the UAMS College of Medicine.

July 29, 2019

On the Bus: UAMS Pediatric Interns Gain Insights on Tour of Little Rock

Interns on bus smile for the camera

Tourist attractions are the usual highlights on a bus tour, but Becca Perin, M.D., had different sights on the itinerary for more than two dozen new UAMS pediatric interns this summer. Each stop was planned to help them provide the best possible care for some of Arkansas’ most vulnerable children.

James Graham, M.D., Appointed Next Executive Associate Dean in UAMS College of Medicine

James Graham MD

James Graham, M.D., a longtime educational leader in the UAMS College of Medicine, has been named the college’s next executive associate dean for academic affairs. He will begin serving in his new role following the retirement of Richard P. Wheeler, M.D., on January 31, 2020.

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