Does science stop in retirement? The short answer — according to Gerald A. Dienel, Ph.D. — is no.
By Amy Widner Barrett McAlister hopes an ongoing clinical trial at UAMS can help establish a new treatment for Tourette syndrome in children so they can focus on being kids, playing and learning, without worrying about being “different.” “If they’ve got a chance at a normal life, I say take it,” McAlister said. “Take it […]
By Amy Widner The Parkinson’s Symposium continues to grow each year, welcoming more people who want to learn about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The fifth annual event was held April 7 in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at UAMS, with nearly 200 people in attendance. “Some people have been […]
By Katrina Dupins He no longer feels comfortable climbing ladders, but Mark Avra says there is plenty of work to be done on the ground. Avra is a builder and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. “I had two houses going at once and had to have extra help to finish them,” Avra said. “I […]
By Katrina Dupins Every year in America, health care professionals diagnose 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, Glenn Davis, M.D., was one of those patients, though he’d experienced symptoms a few years prior. He says he’s slower than he used to be and has to be careful sometimes carrying things. The […]
Sisira Yadala, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Yadala graduated from Osmania Medical College in Koti, Hyderabad, India, in 2007. She completed a preliminary internal medicine residency at West Lake Hospital/Resurrection Health Systems in Melrose Park, Illinois, followed by a neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She […]
By Amy Widner Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., chairman of the College of Medicine Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Pulaski County Medical Society. Society President Amir Qureshi, M.D., presented Archer with the President’s Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to Medicine during […]
Watch the KATV video about this story on their website. By Katrina Dupins On the afternoon of November 10, 2017, the temperature hovered just below 60 degrees. A few clouds passed through the sky as a light breeze moved through leaves rich with fall foliage. Joshua Moody, 22, and his father, David, decided they would […]
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Arkansas. A pilot program that launched at UAMS allows doctors to begin evaluating some of the state’s stroke patients before they reach the emergency room. Sanjeeva Onteddu, M.D., and C. Renee Joiner, R.N., B.S.N., are featured. Watch the story on the THV11 website.
Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in stroke care. Patrice treats emergency stroke patients in the UAMS Medical Center and provides post-stroke recovery care in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. Patrice also treats patients with cerebral blood vessel abnormalities […]