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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

Marshallese Students Encouraged to Pursue Health Care Careers

July 18, 2017 | More than 50 Marshallese high school students and parents attended the Pathways to Health Professions conference June 9-10 in Springdale, where they were encouraged to pursue higher education and health care careers. Sheldon Riklon, M.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, shared the story of his perseverance and [...]

By | 2017-07-18T14:52:06+00:00 July 18th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Mentorship Program Encourages Careers in Public Health

July 17, 2017 | Eliminating tuberculosis, preventing violence, and improving health for people worldwide. A mentoring program provided jointly by the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Arkansas Department of Health has inspired students to study and make an impact in these areas of public health — areas they may not [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:44:22+00:00 July 17th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

PT Program Turns to Plasticized Remains to Teach Anatomy

July 14, 2017 | John Jefferson, Ph.D., P.T., chair and associate professor of the Department of Physical Therapy (PT) in the College of Health Professions, thought long and hard about the best way to teach anatomy to physical therapy students when he was setting up the program.

By | 2017-07-14T10:29:16+00:00 July 14th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Medical Review by UAMS Physician, Co-Author Shows How President Kennedy’s Back Pain Affected His Life, Death

July 13, 2017 | How President John F. Kennedy’s back pain affected his life and presidency along with the role it may have played in how he died are examined in a review of the 35th president’s medical history done by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physician and his co-author. In their [...]

By | 2017-07-14T10:42:46+00:00 July 13th, 2017|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

Telemedicine’s Future Discussed at Innovation Summit

July 12, 2017 | Nearly 200 Arkansas health care and business professionals gathered June 30 at the 2017 Telehealth Innovation Summit in North Little Rock to discuss the innovations, challenges and future of telemedicine. The day-long event at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub amassed health care administrators, clinicians, IT managers, hospital billing specialists, office and [...]

By | 2017-07-12T09:42:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|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

UAMS Volunteers Honored at Annual Luncheon

July 6, 2017 | Plenty of smiles and more than a few tears were on display as more than 100 UAMS volunteers and their families gathered in the Hospital Lobby Gallery on June 29 to be recognized for their hard work. The volunteers were the focal point of the UAMS Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by [...]

By | 2017-07-06T09:48:50+00:00 July 6th, 2017|University News|0 Comments