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COM Student Sasha Ray Elected to SNMA Board of Directors

Sept. 22, 2017 | Sasha Ray, a third-year College of Medicine student from Little Rock, has been elected director for Region III of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the nation’s oldest and largest, independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Ray was elected to the SNMA Board [...]

By | 2017-09-22T11:33:45+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Student, University News|0 Comments

Three UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 21, 2017 | Three UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Steven James, a senior from Conway; Julie Sherrill, a senior from Dumas; and Allison Jackson, a [...]

By | 2017-09-21T13:30:04+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Genetic Counseling Across Arkansas

Sept. 20, 2017 – A grant of more than $55,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will assist health care providers across the state to identify and treat families with an inherited risk for cancer. The one-year grant totaling $55,554 was presented to Kristin Zorn, M.D., director of the Division of Gynecologic [...]

By | 2017-09-20T10:54:07+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Tolerance Plays Important Role Throughout History

Sept. 19, 2017 | Tolerance has aided the rise of the world’s great empires and intolerance has abetted their fall, said Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate dean for faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine. Messias’ Sept. 13 lunchtime lecture, which followed Day of Empire, a book by Yale Law School Professor Amy [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:14:35+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Joins Nationwide Network to Offer Simulation Courses for Anesthesiologists

Sept. 19, 2017 | The Simulation Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a program of quality in anesthesiology simulation and approved by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to offer educational courses for anesthesiologists to hone their skills and maintain their professional certifications. The UAMS Simulation Center is [...]

By | 2017-09-19T08:58:37+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Myeloma Institute Hosts Patient Power Event on Rare Blood Diseases

Sept. 18, 2017 | UAMS Myeloma Institute patients, caregivers and health professionals gathered Sept. 9 at UAMS for Patient Power, a free event offering information about myeloma and other blood-related diseases and the significance of genetic profiling, imaging and getting involved with developing research. “Living Well with Myeloma” drew a crowd of nearly 100, with [...]

By | 2017-09-19T09:18:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

UAMS Medical Students Pull for Each Other in Competition – and Medical School

Sept. 15, 2017 | UAMS College of Medicine students gathered with faculty members, family and friends on the field at War Memorial Stadium on a September Saturday afternoon that started with food and games and ended with students literally pulling for one another. Just as in the tug-of-war matchups that capped the events at the [...]

By | 2017-09-20T10:02:02+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Student, University News|0 Comments

Faith, Community Leaders Convene to Address Mental Health Disparities

Sept. 15, 2017 | Developing an action plan for emotional wellness was the goal for leaders who gathered Sept. 9 at the FAITH Network Summit held at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The FAITH (Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health) Network is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) [...]

By | 2017-09-15T09:01:44+00:00 September 15th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Dedicated Team Helps Patients Stop Smoking

Sept. 13, 2017 | It was just a chance encounter on a Friday evening, but that fateful meeting has had quite an impact on tobacco cessation research and work in Arkansas. Seven years ago, Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D., A.P.R.N., a professor in the UAMS College of Nursing and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, was at [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:27:41+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts

Sept. 12, 2017 | Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy, program coordinator [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:50:20+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments