April 3, 2018

James E. McDonald, M.D., Invested in Ernest J. Ferris, M.D., Chair in Diagnostic Radiology

James McDonald, M.D., sits while surrounded by UAMS officials

James E. McDonald, M.D., FACR, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested March 27 as the holder of the Ernest J. Ferris, M.D., Chair in Diagnostic Radiology. McDonald, who joined UAMS in 2010, was appointed department chair in November 2016….

April 2, 2018

Dr. Martin Radvany Named Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology

Martin Radvany, M.D.

Marvin G. Radvany, M.D., an internationally known leader in interventional neuroradiology and specialist in vascular disorders of the brain and spine, has joined the Department of Radiology as Professor and Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology. Dr. Radvany received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1991. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at…

Dr. Jill Mhyre to Chair Anesthesiology

Jill Mhyre, M.D.

Jill Mhyre, M.D., Director of Obstetric Anesthesia and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been appointed to serve as Chair of Anesthesiology effective July 1. Dr. Mhyre will succeed W. Brooks Gentry, M.D., who has decided to step down in order to focus more of his time on research and academic…

March 28, 2018

$300,000 Supplemental Award Aims to Take Bone Research to Pilot Drug

Maria Almeida, Ph.D., in laboratory

Maria Almeida, Ph.D., is the first researcher at UAMS to receive supplemental funding through the NIAMS STAR program and hopes it will not only take her work to the next level but show other investigators a roadmap for their careers. Almeida, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology in the UAMS College of Medicine,…

Robertson and Wendel Awarded by Arkansas Business

Ron Robertson, M.D.

The Arkansas Business Publishing Group honored two College of Medicine faculty members this week.  The awards recognize individuals, companies and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas. Ron Robertson, M.D., of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Surgery in the Department of Surgery, received the Physician…

March 27, 2018

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at UAMS, has received the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Get more information in the article on the Arkansas Business website.

Greenville Man Fitted for Robotic Arm Controlled by Thought

Close up of prosthetic arm

The first memory David Scott has following his traffic accident July 31, 2017, is a paramedic leaning over trying to help release him from underneath his 18-wheeler. “I’m trying to pull my arm out and they’re telling me I can’t,” Scott said. “So I turn around and try and force it. But they stopped me.”…

March 26, 2018

Internal Medicine Chair James Marsh, M.D., Honored by American Heart Association

Dr. Marsh receiving award from Doris Washington

James D. Marsh, M.D. – chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – has been honored by the American Heart Association for his three-decade career fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. Marsh received the Worthen-Cornett Award on March 10 at the Little…

March 21, 2018

UAMS to Offer Arkansas’ First-ever Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Group picture of Fen Xia, Thomas Kim, and Ellie Dickinson

Radiation oncology is a complex and competitive field, attracting some of the brightest medical students from across the country. Until now, however, anyone in Arkansas interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology had to leave the state for advanced training. This summer, that will change when Arkansas’ first-ever radiation oncology residency program welcomes its…

March 20, 2018

Invasive Colon Cancer Caught Following Primary Care Visit

Blake Pond and family in snow gear

In the summer of 2016, Stuttgart native Blake Pond, 36, moved back to his home state after living in Dallas for 16 years. He, his wife, Ann, with their infant daughter, Caroline, wanted to be closer to family. So Pond accepted a position as chief of staff at the UAMS Myeloma Institute. On Oct. 5,…

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