Radiology Paper in the Spotlight
A recent paper by Pediatric Interventional Radiology colleagues, students and others about the positive results of the launch of an interventional radiology consult service at Arkansas Children’s has been in the spotlight. 2023 graduate Dr. Mallory Heft, who will begin her residency in interventional radiology at UAMS this summer, was first author on “Establishing a pediatric interventional radiology inpatient consult service,” which was published in Pediatric Radiology and highlighted in Radiology Business. Second-year medical student Evan Hicks was among the coauthors. Dr. Charles James, Professor of Radiology, led the publication efforts as corresponding author, concluding a 2019 clinical initiative spearheaded by former faculty member Dr. Daniel Ashton.
Dr. Samidha Tripathi and Dr. Payton Lea from the Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Shobhit Sharma from the Department of Radiology teamed up to present a session on the essentials of neuroanatomy and neuroimaging in consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry during the recent American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in San Francisco. CL psychiatry focuses on the care of patients with co-existing psychiatric and general medical conditions. Dr. Tripathi, Director of the UAMS CL Service, chaired the session. Dr. Lea, also a CL psychiatrist, introduced an innovative case conference model that is used in the CL service to enhance trainee education. Dr. Sharma, a neuroradiologist, reviewed the basics of neuroimaging for participants.
Health Literacy Education Call to Action
Collaborators from the Center for Health Literacy, Department of Surgery, College of Nursing and Centers for Simulation Education have completed important work to improve the quality of health literacy education delivered through simulation at UAMS. Better understanding of health literacy is crucial for improving health and reducing disparities. The UAMS team’s work was published in the International Journal of Healthcare Simulation and outlines a national call to action for simulation educators. First author is Alison Caballero, MPH (Center for Health Literacy), and senior author is Dr. Karen Dickinson (Surgery). The initiative also led to their recent presentation of the first educational session in a LEGOS educational series for health care educators, which was well received.
AAFP Fellowship Supports Historical Research
Dr. Diane Jarrett, Director of Education and Communications for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, has been awarded the 2023 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine from the American Academy of Family Physicians. The fellowship will support her research at the Center for the History of Family Medicine in Leawood, Kansas. Dr. Jarrett’s research project is titled “The Family Physician on TV: A Reflection of Societal Changes, 1969-1976” and will focus on the development and importance of Family Medicine in a time of social upheaval.
Fellows Research Day at Arkansas Children’s
A shout-out to the fellows in UAMS fellowship programs based at Arkansas Children’s for the outstanding research presented at the annual Fellows Research Day, as well as their excellence and hard work throughout their training. Neonatology fellow Dr. Sarah Diamond took home top honors in both the abstract and poster competitions, while Neonatology fellow Dr. Ashton Walters won for the best oral presentation. At a banquet that evening, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellow Dr. Tucker Blackledge received the Fellow Educator of the Year Award, which is voted on by pediatric housestaff. Otolaryngology fellow Dr. Jeffrey Dorrity received the Sam Smith Fellow of the Year Award from Program Directors. Click here for more information about the event, additional honorees, and a photo of our fellows at ACH.
Internal Medicine Research Symposium
The annual Internal Medicine Research Symposium, held on May 16, celebrated the hard work, insightful research and quality improvement initiatives of Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics housestaff. With 17 posters and six oral presentations by trainees, the event showcased numerous activities within the department. Congratulations to this year’s award winners: Dr. Amisha Gupta, for best poster abstract; Dr. Vidhu Vadini, for best oral QI presentation; and Dr. Farah Mazahreh, for best oral research presentation. Visit the Internal Medicine website for more information and photos from the event.
New RCP Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Sri Obulareddy, Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, on her election as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Fellowship in the UK-based organization is an honor held by renowned physicians around the world who contribute to the RCP’s mission to improve health care and health. Candidates are selected for service in their field, contributions to medical education, research and other criteria.
National IM Chief Residents Honor
Congratulations to Dr. Husam Salah, Internal Medicine Chief Resident, on receiving the 2023 American College of Physicians (ACP) Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship. Dr. Salah was one of only six chief residents from across the country to receive the honor, which covered expenses to attend ACP’s annual Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego this spring. As a Waxman Scholar, Dr. Salah assisted with teaching popular clinical skills workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty, including multiple sessions on the basics of point-of-care ultrasound.
Short Story Published
Medicine and art so often go hand in hand, as Dr. Humaira Khan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, demonstrates in a fictional short story, “The Resident,” published in the spring issue of Intima, a journal of narrative medicine. Dr. Khan’s story – which follows a resident on a fast-paced stroke unit as she tries to balance her devotion to patients, fellow residents and her family – will resonate with many. The story was also highlighted on the journal’s main webpage.