February 21, 2018

New Technology at UAMS Significantly Reduces Pathogen Identification Time

Eric Rosenbaum, M.D., M.P.H., (right) shows the Accelerate Pheno to resident Jonathon Gralewski, D.O.

Feb. 21, 2018 | A new technology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reduces from days to hours the time it takes to identify pathogens associated with life-threatening blood-borne infections. The FDA-approved Accelerate Pheno(TM) system also quickly identifies which antibiotic would be most effective on a case-by-case basis. It is the latest addition…

February 20, 2018

Gundogdu Joins UAMS as Neuromuscular Disorder Specialist

Betul Gundogdue, M.D.

Feb. 20, 2018 | Betul Gundogdu, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disorders. She sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. She provides electromyography, which measures nerve and muscle function using electrical activity and is used in diagnosing a…

February 16, 2018

Brandi Mize Wins Scheving Award

Brandi Mize poses with award

Feb. 16, 2018 | A new name now graces the Lawrence E. Scheving Award plaque outside the Division of Clinical Anatomy’s office on the ground floor of the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building. Brandi M. Mize accepted the award, given to the first-year medical student with the highest grade in Human Structure, February 12 from…

Informatics Track is First in U.S.

Amy Jones chats with Meredith Zozus, Ph.D.

Amy Jones, M.S., often studies at a back table at Cheers in the Heights restaurant in Little Rock, where she also waitresses. Over the years she’s come to know the regulars, who include UAMS physicians and researchers. They’ve watched her grow up there, she said, and they have always encouraged her scholarship. Last summer when…

February 13, 2018

UAMS’ Christopher Trudeau Tapped for National Health Literacy Roundtable

Christopher Trudeau, J.D.

Feb. 13, 2018 — Christopher Trudeau, J.D., an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected for a three-year term on the Roundtable on Health Literacy with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The private, nonprofit institution provides independent, objective analysis and…

Curtis Lowery, M.D., Featured in Local News Story on AR SAVES

Curtis Lowery, M.D. on KARK-TV

Stroke is a leading cause of death in Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. When you suffer from a stoke every second counts. One program through UAMS is making it so more patients across the state can be seen by a neurologist no matter where they live. Watch the story about AR SAVES…

Stroke Survivor Beats the Odds with Help from AR SAVES Network

Larry Guthrie with wife and daughter

Time seemed to have run out for Larry Guthrie, 49, on April 27, 2017. But the statewide tele-stroke network and quick-responding emergency medical professionals in Bald Knob and Searcy all saved him precious time in stroke treatment and ensured that the saved time meant a saved life. The tele-stroke network, the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through…

February 12, 2018

UAMS Trauma Center Featured on Local Television News

UAMS trauma staff with a patient in the ER.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the curtain at Arkansas’s only Level 1 Trauma Center? THV11 reporter Laura Monteverdi and photojournalist Bre Conyers spent more than 20 hours inside UAMS’ emergency room. The story features Ron Robertson, M.D., professor in the Trauma and Acute Care Division in the Department of Surgery.  Watch their three-part…

Department of Pediatrics featured on CBS News

Shane McKinney, M.D.

CBS News featured Dr. Shane McKinney of the Department of Pediatrics in their story about the flu outbreak in Arkansas. Watch their story on the CBS News website.

February 8, 2018

High-Tech Gait Lab Maps Infant Biomechanics

Erin Mannen, Ph.D. with infant carrying device

Modern babies move from car seat to stroller to baby swing and back again. Meanwhile, what they aren’t moving is their muscles. What effect does all of this containment have? What muscles are key as babies work toward developmental milestones? How can baby products have an impact – for better or worse? These and other…

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