HOT SPRINGS – The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host an event Oct.19 to simulate the symptoms of Azlheimer’s disease and dementia . “The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schmieding Home Caregiver [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Lauren Haggard-Duff, Ph. D., has been named director of in-home caregiver training for the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale, part of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Lauren Haggard-Duff Haggard-Duff will oversee curriculum development and training focusing on in-home caregivers and families. She also [...]
Sept. 27 2016 | Joseph G. Chacko, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and neurology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, was invested Sept. 26 in the Sally McSpadden Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology. Chacko has been the director of neuro-ophthalmology at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute since 2005. An [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Cynthia Kane, Ph.D., and Kristin Hamre, Ph.D., are the first recipients of the USA CORNET Award, established by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to promote collaborative research on substance abuse. The research duo — Kane of UAMS and Hamre of [...]
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will provide free abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building. Advanced registration and an eight-hour fast are required. Please call 501-686-5318 to make an appointment. Individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the screening. [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Entrepreneurs, investors, research scientists, service providers and the public interested in technology companies that develop products to improve people’s lives and health are invited to the Arkansas Life Sciences Summit to be held Oct. 19 in Conway. The event will showcase presentations from 14 of the fastest-growing technology companies with research and [...]
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 [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Orthopaedic sports medicine specialist Chase Smith, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine. He began Aug. 31. “Dr. Smith is an incredibly talented physician that we are thrilled to have join our [...]
LITTLE ROCK — The MammoVan, a mobile mammography unit operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will be at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14-15 to offer mammograms for area women. Appointments are requested in advance by calling (800) 259-8794. Walk-ins are welcome, but may [...]
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.