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 [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Faculty, Featured, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Mother of Two Says Angel Eye Cameras Eased Mind

Sept. 15, 2016 | It was more than a month before Lucy Josserand, born weighing 2 pounds, 11.5 ounces, was able to see and enjoy the comforts of her own nursery in her Texarkana home. But Lucy’s parents never left her side thanks to the help of Angel Eye Camera Systems. The web-based system allows [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Nine Siblings Contribute to Fetal Development Research

Sept. 1, 2016 | While Asa Kearby was still in the womb he was contributing to scientific understanding of fetal development – just like his eight brothers and sisters before him. Baby Asa was born Aug. 23 at UAMS. He is the ninth sibling in the Kearby family to participate in prenatal research through [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Featured, Medical News, OB/GYN, Patient Stories|0 Comments

ROC Star Event Hits Homerun for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Aug. 30, 2016 | For many people, a night at the ballpark is an ordinary summer outing. But for young people with cancer, a simple ballgame can become a lifelong memory. ROC Stars get a pep talk prior to the Arkansas Travelers baseball game. Creating those memories is the idea behind the ROC [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Nurses Spring into Action after Visitor Has Stroke

In the blink of an eye, Ricky Mays went from caregiver to patient.

By | August 23rd, 2016|Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

Following Trauma, Arkansas Woman Hopes to Counsel Others

Aug. 10, 2016 | Life for the Boxx family changed dramatically on Dec. 26, 2013. Janet Boxx, her husband, David, their three children and an international student were traveling from Kansas City and were almost to their Bentonville home when they were involved in a three-vehicle accident just outside the Arkansas border. “The truck pulled [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Trauma|0 Comments

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

Aug. 5, 2016 | An artificial cornea procedure, only offered in Arkansas at UAMS’ Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has allowed Jessica Ferguson to see again. Ferguson, 28, was working with bleach at a salon in 2006 when a chemical burn occurred that would alter the next several years of her life. “I put [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Sickle Cell Program Going Strong

July 26, 2016 | William Cooney, 66, has stuck with UAMS for 63 years as a sickle cell patient because he said over decades of change it has consistently provided him with the care he needs. William Cooney has been a sickle cell patient of UAMS for more than 60 years. Through transformations [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

Pine Bluff Man Confident after Significant Scar Removal

July 18, 2016 | His mother calls him the “selfie king,” and says she could not be more pleased with the fact that her son Terrance Griffin, 28, feels confident in his looks. For many years, the Pine Bluff man was embarrassed and lived in a bubble because he had significant keloid scarring on his [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Ophthalmologist Rids Little Rock Woman of Pain

July 5, 2016 | There was no aspect of Zantiel Mooney’s life not affected by the excruciating pain she felt in her left eye. Though she has temporarily lost sight in the eye, the work of UAMS cornea and uveitis specialist, Tayyeba Ali, M.D., took away the pain while ensuring she could keep the eye. [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments