Sept. 23, 2016 | Approximately 200 business and community leaders from across northwest Arkansas gathered Sept. 14 at the invitation of Johnelle Hunt to launch the inaugural chapter of Friends of UAMS – Northwest Arkansas. Held on the spacious 10th floor of the recently opened Hunt Tower in Rogers, guests enjoyed an evening of food [...]
UAMS Awarded Nearly $42 Million by NIH to Oversee 17-site Pediatric Clinical Trial Network Across U.S.
Sept. 21, 2016 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $41.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to oversee a 17-site pediatric clinical trial network that will provide medically underserved and rural children access to clinical studies studying environmental influences on early development. UAMS will be the Data [...]
Sept. 19, 2016 | Dan W. Rahn, M.D., chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) since 2009, announced today that he plans to retire effective July 31, 2017. During Rahn’s tenure at UAMS, the state’s only academic health sciences university and largest public employer, has undergone a significant transformation, expanding educational, clinical [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Sheldon Riklon, M.D., one of only two Marshallese physicians in the world who has completed medical school and residency training from U.S.-accredited programs, has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler, M.D., Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities.
Sept. 15, 2016 | Two medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. Evan Branscum, a senior who grew up in Marshall, and Julie Sherrill, [...]
Sept. 14, 2016 | The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs awarded a faculty, staff member and student with 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Awards of Excellence on Sept. 12. The honorees and other nominees were announced during the annual State of Diversity and Inclusion at UAMS. There were 22 nominees across three categories for contributions to [...]
LITTLE ROCK – The public is invited to help fight breast cancer by voting online for a video featuring the dancing talents of doctors, nurses and others at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and members of the Little Rock Trojans. The video to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was [...]
Peter Kohler, M.D., is retiring as vice chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ northwest Arkansas campus, effective Dec. 31.
Sept. 8, 2016 | UAMS biomedical informatics researcher David Ussery, Ph.D., and UAMS cancer treatment researcher Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., were named Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Scholars at a news conference today at the State Capitol. Ussery and Li each were presented with a certificate by Gov. Asa Hutchinson ARA Board of Trustees Chair Sonja Hubbard [...]
Sept. 7, 2016 | The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation presented a $150,000 check Aug. 31 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) 12th Street Health & Wellness Center to support dental care and encourage dental education and residency at UAMS. The 12th Street Center’s dental service has seen more than 400 patients since [...]