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UAMS Awarded $450,000 Telemedicine Grant to Serve Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

July 19, 2018 | A new telemedicine program to provide care and services to traumatic brain injury survivors recently received funding through a $450,000 federal grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living awarded the three-year grant for The Traumatic Brain [...]

By | 2018-07-19T09:13:54+00:00 July 19th, 2018|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Researcher Aims to Improve Mobile Tools for Mental Health

July 18, 2018 | A UAMS researcher is exploring ways coaching and other additions might improve a suite of apps that aims to help patients with depression and anxiety. “Whether it’s time, money, geography or stereotypes, we know there are many roadblocks to people having access to therapy, and anxiety and depression can have a [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:08:25+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

Neurosurgery Department’s Gender, Racial Diversity Bucks National Trends

July 17, 2018 | Looking around the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS, you would be forgiven for not knowing that brain surgery is a profession with a reputation for a lack of diversity. That is because the makeup of the department doesn’t reflect national trends. Three of its 10 faculty are female. Of its 11 [...]

By | 2018-07-17T13:12:17+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Graduates 17 in Latest Community Scientist Academy

July 16, 2018 | Ashley Young, one of 17 graduates of the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s spring 2018 Community Scientist Academy, said graduation night was bittersweet. Kate Stewart, M.D., MPH, (left) who leads the Community Scientist Academy, presents a graduation certificate to Ashley Young. “I loved it. I’m sad that it wasn’t longer,” [...]

By | 2018-07-16T15:47:40+00:00 July 16th, 2018|University News|0 Comments

UAMS Medical Center Certified as First and Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Arkansas

July 13, 2018 | UAMS Medical Center has become the first and only health care provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. “Achieving [...]

By | 2018-07-13T12:12:45+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Featured, News Release, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Myeloma Researchers Link Size and Number of Focal Lesions as an Indicator of Prognosis

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers with the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have connected clinical outcomes for patients with types of so-called focal lesions, which are solid, elevated areas of plasma cell accumulations within the bone present in most myeloma patients. The focal lesions are important contributors to the progression [...]

By | 2018-07-10T11:32:28+00:00 July 10th, 2018|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Pulaski County Crisis Stabilization Unit Holds Ribbon Cutting

July 9, 2018 | With the state’s jails and emergency rooms at or near capacity, the need for an alternative setting for those individuals dealing with behavioral health issues has become a priority for Arkansas’ leaders. Act 423 of 2017, sponsored by state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson of Benton and state Reps. Clarke Tucker of Little [...]

By | 2018-07-09T13:53:48+00:00 July 9th, 2018|University News|0 Comments

First-Year Residents from UAMS Regional Campuses Gather

July 6, 2018 | While health care in recent years has pursued the triple aim of patient satisfaction and positive health outcomes while reducing the costs, Mark Jansen, M.D., told first-year resident physicians June 21 there should be a fourth target — provider satisfaction. “If we don’t have healthy, happy providers, you are not going [...]

By | 2018-07-06T08:31:02+00:00 July 6th, 2018|University News|0 Comments

UAMS Gets Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Program Approval

July 5, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for a Nurse Anesthesia specialty in the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program. The UAMS Council of Deans and the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees previously approved the program. The [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:09:56+00:00 July 5th, 2018|College of Nursing, News Release, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Telemedicine Program in Magazine School District Reduces Obesity

July 3, 2018 | More than half of obese fifth through eighth graders in the Magazine School District reduced their obesity in the last year after participating in a program by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health. The program is part of the School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) program [...]

By | 2018-07-03T16:49:11+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|News Release, University News|0 Comments