June 19, 2018

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Named Interim Director of UAMS’ Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Laura Hutchins

LITTLE ROCK — Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately. She succeeds Peter Emanuel, M.D., who…

ICARE Conference Focuses on Best Practices in Emergency Care

Man practices providing care using an infant mannequin

June 18, 2018 | Emergency care requires health care professionals and first responders to be adept at reacting quickly and efficiently to a variety of needs. Staying abreast of the latest advancements in treating common conditions and identifying what needs to be done takes training and practice. About 100 health care professionals, first responders, police…

June 14, 2018

Two UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Faculty Inducted into Clinical Society

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Sheldon Riklon, M.D., and Thomas Schulz, M.D., associate professors in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine on the Northwest Regional Campus, were recently inducted into the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. The society was formed by leaders of 19 southern medical schools in 1946 to advance medically related research and…

Investiture Ceremony for Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., MBA

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Frederick “Rick” E.  Barr, M.D., MBA as the recipient and steward of the Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics on Tuesday, June 12. In 2006, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Board of Directors…

June 12, 2018

Two Ph.D. Graduates Head to Post-docs at Emory

Johnasha Stuart and Kimberly Cooney

Two Ph.D. students in the spring graduating class of the UAMS Graduate School have accepted positions at Emory University in Atlanta to continue their postdoctoral work. “They will join other UAMS alumni at Emory for us to have a strong presence there,” said Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School. “We’re…

June 7, 2018

Dr. Luis Juncos Named Nephrology Director at CAVHS

Luis Juncos, M.D.

Luis Juncos, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as a Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Director of Nephrology at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Dr. Juncos, who previously served as Nephrology Division Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is nationally recognized for his expertise and contributions in acute…

June 5, 2018

Well Done, Class of 2018!

Medical students wearing caps and gowns at commencement

The College of Medicine Class of 2018 said goodbye to medical school with the time-honored traditions of burning their short white coats, receiving accolades at Honors Convocation, and formally receiving the M.D. after their names at the UAMS Commencement Ceremony on May 19. Toby Vancil, M.D., spoke on behalf of the faculty at Honors Convocation,…

June 4, 2018

Katie Brown, O.D., Chosen Young Optometrist of the Year

Optometrist with award

Katie Brown, O.D., an optometric physician at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, is the Arkansas Optometric Association’s 2018 Young Optometrist of the Year award recipient. The award is given to an optometrist who has practiced at least four years, shows promise and interest in Arkansas Optometric Association leadership, and volunteers their time.  Brown…

May 30, 2018

On the Shoulders of Giants: College of Medicine Honors Academic House Namesakes

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UAMS College of Medicine students, faculty and leaders paid homage to the namesakes of the college’s seven Academic Houses at a recent dinner for family members of the iconic educators, alumni and other groundbreakers whose legacies live on through their impact on health care in Arkansas. “It is an understatement to say that our Academic…

Ph.D. Candidate Bolden Wins Prestigious SREB Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate in lab

Ever since Ph.D. candidate Chris Bolden can remember, he’s been fascinated by how small changes can have big impacts in the biological world. Today, he studies how he can harness for positive purposes one of the basic functions of viruses, using them to deliver antibodies into cells that work against methamphetamine addiction. In the past…

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