April 18, 2018

UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

Illustration showing pills over a US map

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond. “As the state’s only health sciences university, UAMS is uniquely positioned to address this issue head on for the betterment…

April 17, 2018

Baileys Give $150,000 to Create Distinguished Otology Lectureship


Sharon and H.A. Ted Bailey, M.D., members of the Society of the Double Helix, have been steadfast supporters of UAMS for decades, particularly when it comes to education. So it’s only fitting that the Baileys chose to continue that tradition by establishing a distinguished otology lectureship with a gift of $150,000. The Sharon and Dr….

April 16, 2018

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Earns Highest Accreditation Level

Bashir Shibabuddin, M.D.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been accredited with the highest designation available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. The Level 4 accreditation means that UAMS is capable of performing the most complex surgeries for the treatment of epilepsy. The accreditation is valid through December 2019….

April 13, 2018

Psychiatry Faculty Honored

Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Margaret Weiss Named to School Safety Panel Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the Arkansas School Safety Commission. The 18-member group, which met for the first time on March 13, has been commissioned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson…

April 12, 2018

Public Invited to UAMS Parkinson’s Forum With Updates on Treatment, Research

Erika Petersen, M.D.

The public is invited to the Parkinson’s Forum, which is presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and features experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s, information on research and clinical trials and discussions for patients and caregivers about living with the disease. The free event will be held from 1-5…

April 10, 2018

Pennsylvania Woman Finds Better Life Through UAMS Pain Clinic

Patient in clinic

Carye Beavers is always in pain. The 45-year-old has a degenerative bone disease that was made worse by a car accident in 2011. Before she discovered relief from the UAMS pain management clinic, Beavers says her days usually ended around noon because it hurt too much to function regularly beyond that. “On a scale of…

April 9, 2018

New Faculty Members

Geeta Sakariya

The UAMS College of Medicine recently welcomed new faculty members: Family Medicine Geeta Sakariya, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Sakariya received her medical degree from Government Medical School in Surat, Gujarat, India, in 2008 and completed her residency in family medicine at the University…

April 5, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Brian Reemtsen, M.D., with UAMS and Children’s officials

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D., professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Heart Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, as the recipient and steward of the Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Endowed Chair in Pediatric…

Life-Saving Skills Taught at Stop the Bleed Event

Doctors showing how to apply a tourniquet

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. It only takes four to seven minutes to bleed to death from a serious injury — a short timeframe that often doesn’t give first responders enough time to get to the scene, much less get the injured person to a hospital. Q: So…

April 3, 2018

Cabot Woman Back to Active Lifestyle after Hip Procedure

woman posing with doctor

Beverly Smith isn’t used to being held back. The now-retired Cabot resident loves to be on the move. She longs to travel. She lives for cruises and trips with her husband, and the freedom to do as they please. Last year, that way of life came to an abrupt halt when knee pain sidelined her….

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