January 25, 2019

UAMS Researcher Joins International Colleagues in Urging Open Access to Genomics Data

David Ussery, Ph.D., conducting a genetic sequencing workshop.

Scientific discovery could be accelerated with more open access to genomic data, says an article in the latest journal Science by a group of research leaders from across the globe that includes David W. Ussery, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


January 23, 2019

Arkansas Legislators Offer Support to UAMS Cancer Institute, Tour Campus

Female legislators give thumbs up and clap after announcement

A group of Arkansas legislators proclaimed their support of a UAMS initiative to expand its cancer research and treatment efforts during a Jan. 23 event at the state Capitol.


January 22, 2019

UAMS Volunteers Provide Free Eye Exams, Glasses to Local Students

Dr. Katie Brown examines a student

The 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach at UAMS was a day providing vision care to commemorate a visionary. Nine organizations, four UAMS departments, and two local schools united to provide the opportunity for free eye exams and glasses to students in Little Rock and the surrounding areas.


January 17, 2019

Arkansas Autism Program Receives $2.17 Million in Federal Funding

Autism puzzle logo

The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was awarded a four-year grant of $2.17 million by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


January 16, 2019

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

Schmieding building exterior

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


January 14, 2019

Pro Visits UAMS for Study of Golfing Motion

Group posing in the ortho movement lab

Standing in a long, rectangular room with his feet firmly planted on an artificial, green turf surrounded by a series of 10 different infrared motion-capture cameras, PGA golfer and Arkansas native Austin Cook aimed carefully with a driver as he prepared to send a golf ball flying from a tee into a net.


January 7, 2019

After Years of ‘No’ Elsewhere, Patient Finds Hope with James Suen, M.D.

Doctor and nurse examine patient

Hailey Dougherty, 17, remembers crying from constant pain she was too young to even understand. She didn’t know it yet, but blood vessels were growing out of control and pressing against her 8-year-old brain.

“She would just cry from the time she got up until the time she went to bed,” said Hailey’s mom, Marisa Rokstad.


January 2, 2019

UAMS Has State’s Only Pediatric OB-GYN

Laura Hollenbach

Laura Hollenbach, M.D., an assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has become the first and only physician in Arkansas to be board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology with Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She mostly sees pediatric patients on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where UAMS Department of Pediatrics faculty members practice.


December 20, 2018

Santa Gets Back to Work After Wrist Repair at UAMS

James Pruss as Santa talking with a little girl

For the first time in decades, James Pruss is spending this December making appearances as Santa Claus. Until the Spaghetti with Santa event in North Little Rock on Dec. 2, Pruss says he had forgotten how much he enjoys the gig.


December 18, 2018

Recent Faculty Appointments – December 2018

Dr. Bobby Boyanton

Bobby Boyanton Jr., M.D., has joined the Department of Pathology as Professor and Section Chief of Pathology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He previously was a Professor of Pathology at the William Beaumont College of Medicine of Oakland University in Michigan, where he led the clinical microbiology and molecular pathology laboratories and served as Associate Residency Program Director at Beaumont Hospital.


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