August 15, 2018

Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D., of the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center, Named Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D.

Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Scott is the section chief for the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell. Diplomate certification is awarded to neuropsychologists who complete a rigorous review of training, practice parameters…

August 8, 2018

UAMS Symposium Shows How Technology Bolsters Learning

Professor demonstrating Sectra table

He hasn’t overhauled his teaching methods or reinvented the wheel, but Jerad Gardner’s lectures, insight and expertise are reaching well beyond the confines most teachers educate within. In the pathology and dermatology fields, and among medical students and residents under his tutelage, Gardner is a bit of a social media star. He has strong followings…

August 7, 2018

UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell Awarded $651,000 for Program Expansion

Group of faculty

The Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell, a pediatric program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received a three-year, $651,000 grant from the Schmieding Foundation to expand its programs and support operations. The center, which provides state-of-the-art developmental assessment and care for children birth through 18, is part of the UAMS College…

August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research Symposium

Student and faculty member viewing a poster

Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk July 25 to the…

August 2, 2018

Virtual Dissection Enables UAMS Students to Explore Human Anatomy

Faculty member with student at Sectra Table

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has acquired a 4K-resolution virtual dissection table that allows students to explore human anatomy in 3D with simple gestures common on the average smartphone. Students can swipe, scroll and zoom to rotate images in 3D, explore inside the human body, swipe off sections with a virtual “knife”…

July 31, 2018

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., Joins UAMS as Stroke Specialist

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D.

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in stroke care. Patrice treats emergency stroke patients in the UAMS Medical Center and provides post-stroke recovery care in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. Patrice also treats patients with cerebral blood vessel abnormalities…

July 25, 2018

Study Finds Mentorship Could Reduce Gender Gap in Radiology

Two researchers with X Ray

With each new class of medical students, the gender gap gets smaller – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Roopa Ram, M.D., has seen that change translate to radiology as a specialty. A historically male-dominated specialty, radiology nationwide has been slow to change. While medical student classes in general are closer to an even split,…

July 24, 2018

Neurosurgery Department’s Gender, Racial Diversity Bucks National Trends

Neurosurgery Faculty

Looking around the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS, you would be forgiven for not knowing that brain surgery is a profession with a reputation for a lack of diversity. That is because the makeup of the department doesn’t reflect national trends. Three of its 10 faculty are female. Of its 11 residents, two are African-American…

July 23, 2018

Training Grant of More Than $740,000 to Encourage Drug Development Renewed for Five Years

Dr. Philip Mayeux

A prestigious grant has been renewed for $742,840 over five years that gives Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) an added foundation in pharmacology and toxicology research. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded the Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Grant (T32) to the Department of…

July 20, 2018

UAMS College of Medicine Names Arundathi Reddy, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia

Dr. Arundathi Reddy

Arundathi Reddy, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed chief of pediatric anesthesia in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She will begin serving at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in November. Dr. Reddy is currently professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Kentucky…

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