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Patterson Chosen as Next UAMS Chancellor

Jan. 3, 2018 |The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas today approved during a conference call the selection of Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas approved the selection during a Jan. 3 conference call.

By | 2018-01-03T16:52:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|University News|0 Comments

Briggs Trust Donates $436,000 for Schizophrenia Research at UAMS

Jan. 3, 2018 | A gift of $436,000 will allow the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to fund additional research into schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions and a loss of touch with reality. The donation from the Caroline T. Briggs Charitable Trust was [...]

By | 2018-01-03T09:59:45+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Sees Changes in Patient Care, Education, Research in 2017

Dec. 28, 2017 | For UAMS, 2017 was a year of leadership changes and opening new buildings, of grants awarded for research and awards granted in recognition and praise. In late December that University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbit will recommend to the UA Board of Trustees that Cam Patterson, M.D., be the [...]

By | 2017-12-28T13:28:29+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Featured, University News|0 Comments

Pharmacy Conference Keeps Pharmacists Up to Date

Dec. 20, 2017 | On a Sunday morning in a UAMS auditorium, John Kirtley, Pharm.D., engaged his audience in a brief call-and-response dialogue. “How many hydrocodone pills were dispensed in Arkansas last year?” Kirtley asked. Scattered voices called out guesses. Kirtley told them the total: It was 108 million, and another 49 million oxycodone pills [...]

By | 2017-12-20T09:11:41+00:00 December 20th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Perry Initiative Helping Change the Face of Orthopaedics

Dec. 19, 2017 | Faces serious with concentration as drill bits spiral into bone. Faces protected by goggles as fragments start to fly. Faces that break into smiles and nervous laughter as they examine their first attempts at standard orthopaedic surgery techniques. Faces that – unlike the trend for most of orthopaedic surgery and engineering [...]

By | 2017-12-19T16:05:20+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

Study Shows Key Molecular Differences in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Lead to Better Treatment

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and [...]

By | 2017-12-19T09:56:30+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging Boasts Two Decades of Accomplishment

Dec. 14, 2017 | Unlike most 20 somethings who are starting careers and have relatively little yet they want to boast about, the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, which turned 20 this year, already can look back on a rich legacy of achievements. Like many things that grow, however, it started with a [...]

By | 2017-12-14T13:46:14+00:00 December 14th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Dementia Update Educates Health Care Professionals, Caregivers

Dec. 12, 2017 | If nothing improves in dementia care in the next three decades, then by 2050 taking care of people with dementia will cost $1 trillion annually in the United States, a guest speaker warned Dec. 2 during the Dementia Update conference at UAMS. Lyketsos, M.D., left, visits with Mark Pippenger, M.D., [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:39:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Belize Provides Training Ground for Public Health Student

Dec. 11, 2017 | Candice Graham, R.N., found herself last July living in a house in Belize with 13 other women from different parts of the world. It was all part of field work experience required as she works toward a Master of Public Health degree in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public [...]

By | 2017-12-11T11:32:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

12th Street Center Students, Faculty, Volunteers Observe World AIDS Day

Dec. 8, 2017 | For the fourth consecutive year, the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center observed World AIDS Day, and it has made the fight against AIDS an even more integral part of its health services by offering quarterly screenings for HIV. At the Nov. 30 event, the center again offered free HIV [...]

By | 2017-12-08T17:21:08+00:00 December 8th, 2017|University News|0 Comments