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Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

July 25, 2017 | Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. “Dr. Barr epitomizes the leader we have been [...]

By | 2017-07-25T10:46:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

A New Champion for Children: Brian Reemtsen, MD, to Lead Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s and UAMS

July 24, 2017 | There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, MD, of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as professor of surgery in the University [...]

By | 2017-07-25T08:45:07+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Faculty, Featured, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Receives $710,000 to Train Health Professionals to Improve Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

July 19, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor has secured $710,000 in grant funding for the continuation of an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals with the aim of improving services for children with developmental disabilities. UAMS has directed the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) Project since 1994, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:44:50+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

July 12, 2017 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will result in [...]

By | 2017-07-13T08:34:24+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Dedicates Building in Honor of Chancellor Rahn

July 11, 2017 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., was honored today when University of Arkansas System officials dedicated an education building on the north side of campus as the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building. “Dr. Rahn has been a champion of interprofessional education, and I really can’t [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:24:43+00:00 July 11th, 2017|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Summertime! And the Entertainment is Lively

July 5, 2017 | Employees gathered June 30 to share their talents during The Dog Days of Summer one final time with Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D. before his retirement in July. He, in return, kicked off the summer talent show with a trio of musical treats at noon Friday in the Hospital Lobby Gallery Rahn, [...]

By | 2017-07-05T16:25:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Patient’s Dramatic Improvement Highlights New MS Treatment Options

July 5, 2017 | Two years ago, Josh Martin wouldn’t have believed he could walk down the aisle at his own wedding. Or easily navigate his classroom as an elementary school music teacher. Or play disc golf with his friends. Martin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, when he was a junior in high [...]

By | 2017-07-05T10:30:28+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Neurology, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Pathologist Jerad Gardner, M.D., Makes ‘40 Under 40’ List

July 5, 2017 | Jerad Gardner, M.D., an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s departments of pathology and dermatology, was named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under 40” 2017 list which honors pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals globally under the age of 40. The honorees [...]

By | 2017-07-05T10:14:05+00:00 July 5th, 2017|News Release|0 Comments

Medical Center Achieves Stage 6 Recognition for Electronic Medical Records

June 27, 2017 | UAMS Medical Center’s electronic medical records system has been awarded the second-highest ranking available from a health care industry advisory firm that evaluates institutions from across the globe. HIMSS Analytics ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) hospital and outpatient services a Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption [...]

By | 2017-06-27T10:14:02+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Clifford, Parker Join UAMS Northwest Advisory Board

June 22, 2017 | Two prominent northwest Arkansans — Ed Clifford and Karen Parker — will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus Advisory Board to support efforts to expand academic medicine in the region. Their three-year terms begin July 1. Also, Daniel Ferritor, Ph.D., takes over as chair as [...]

By | 2017-06-22T14:52:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments