October 12, 2018

New Technology to Examine Heart, Brain of Fetus During Pregnancy

Woman gets into position in SARA sensors

By Ben Boulden Oct. 11, 2018 | Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., and his research team are working hard to see if a new generation of technology can improve on a device developed at UAMS while lowering its cost and benefitting pregnant mothers. In 2000, Eswaran was part of the UAMS team that developed the SARA (SQUID-Array for Reproductive…


UAMS Orthopaedic Surgeon Bumpass Among Nation’s Top Young Spine Professionals for 2018

David Bumpass, M.D.

By Linda Haymes David Bumpass, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named one of the nation’s outstanding young spine care providers by the North American Spine Society’s SpineLine magazine in its inaugural “20 Under 40” list honoring spine professionals under the age of 40. Bumpass, 37, is featured in…


October 10, 2018

Family and Preventive Medicine Receives $3.29M CDC Grant to Reduce Obesity

Two women next to Family Medical Center sign

By Amy Widner Oct. 10, 2018 | The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.29 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta….


UAMS Physician Establishes International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., in a clinic room

By Linda Haymes Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that for the first time establishes treatment guidelines for patients with a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related…


October 2, 2018

UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Announce Updated Research Collaborative Agreement and College of Medicine Affiliation Agreement

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, and Arkansas Children’s President & CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE, pose with children

By Susan Van Dusen Oct. 2, 2018 | Arkansas’ children have a healthier tomorrow before them, after the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s today signed updated research collaborative and affiliation agreements. The agreements, which take effect Oct. 1, continue the strategic partnership of the state’s only medical university and the state’s only children’s…


September 28, 2018

Seth Berney, M.D., Invested in Inaugural Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology

Dr. Berney, seated, with Drs. Patterson and Westfall

By Benjamin Waldrum Seth Berney, M.D., chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 25 as the inaugural professor of the Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology. Berney, who also is director of the UAMS rheumatology fellowship program, has more…


Showcase Puts COBRES in Spotlight

Researcher visits with UAMS faculty in poster session

By Amy Widner Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so. There are now six active Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at UAMS and the Arkansas Children’s Research…


September 26, 2018

UAMS Receives $1.27M Grant for Educational Outreach with Little Rock Schools

Dr. Kevin Phelan with teachers

By Amy Widner The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.27 million science education research grant to teach Little Rock School District students about STEM careers and cardiovascular health using handheld ultrasound devices and other interactive technology. The five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) comes from the National Institute of General…


September 25, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Edith Irby Jones meets a student

A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American student in the South to attend a previously all-white medical college, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served. A pioneer in the desegregation of higher education in Arkansas…


September 24, 2018

Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., Appointed UAMS College of Medicine Dean

Christopher Westfall, M.D.

Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., F.A.C.S., a professor of ophthalmology and longtime clinical and academic leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been appointed dean of the College of Medicine. Westfall has served as interim dean since Feb. 23, when former dean Pope L. Moseley, M.D., stepped down to pursue his research….


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