UAMS Welcomes Undergraduate Students for Diversity Day

March 22, 2017 | Undergraduate students recently learned the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a UAMS student and work toward a career in health care. More than 150 students from 10 Arkansas colleges and universities were on campus March 10 as part of UAMS Diversity Day, an event sponsored by the [...]

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UAMS Helps Shine Light on Rare Diseases at State Capitol Event

March 20, 2017 | Hoping to bring more attention to rare diseases, several UAMS faculty and staff went to the state Capitol on March 8 to participate in the inaugural Rare Disease Day advocacy event. Gareth Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Myeloma Institute and a professor of internal medicine in the UAMS College of [...]

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Educator Draws Attention of BuzzFeed for Using Social Media to Engage Students

March 14, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) educator caught the attention recently of BuzzFeed, a global media company, for using Snapchat to engage his medical students. BuzzFeed produces and distributes original news, entertainment and video, reaching a global audience of over 7 billion content views. Jerad M. Gardner, M.D., is [...]

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Transparency, Vigilance Highlight UAMS’ Commitment to Patient Safety

March 13, 2017 | Every morning at 8:30 a.m., the UAMS Lobby Gallery is crowded with a mix of white coats, suits and scrubs as about 80 employees from all clinical and support units gather for the daily safety huddle. The huddles, begun by UAMS in February at the suggestion of Richard Turnage, M.D., UAMS [...]

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UAMS’ First MS Fellow Builds on Mentor’s Legacy

March 9, 2017 | If there’s anything Carolyn Mehaffey, M.D., and her mentor Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., argue about, it’s not patient care. “Don’t worry, I do it the way Dr. Archer taught me,” Mehaffey said during a recent visit to the UAMS Neurology Clinic, reassuring a patient who was concerned about who will [...]

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UAMS Recognized by State Senate for Marshallese Work

March 8, 2017 | UAMS was recognized March 6 by the Arkansas State Senate for its work to address health care disparities in diabetes among the Marshallese population in northwest Arkansas. State Sen. Linda Chesterfield introduced the Senate Resolution commending Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus; Peter Kohler, Ph.D., [...]

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Midsouth Summit Black Expo Provides Health Screenings

March 7, 2017 | UAMS provided more than 50 health screenings at the 13th Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo held Feb. 25 at the Little Rock Metroplex. The expo, presented by UAMS, brought together a community of entertainers, health institutions, businesses and other organizations to celebrate Black History Month. The UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography unit [...]

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Showcase Highlights Expertise Available from Core Facilities

March 3, 2017 | By pooling resources through UAMS’ Core Facilities and Technical Services, more technology, tools and collaborative services are available to investigators than ever before – resulting in exciting research opportunities for Arkansas. The core facilities were featured at the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Core Facilities on Feb. 22 — [...]

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Schexnayder Appointed to International Task Force For Pediatric Resuscitation

March 2, 2017 | Steve Schexnayder, M.D., has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Pediatric Task Force, which reviews the latest science to develop pediatric resuscitation guidelines used throughout the world. Schexnayder is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and also practices [...]

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Black History Panel Discusses Higher Education

Feb. 28, 2017 | A group of Arkansas educators and students convened at UAMS on Feb. 23 to discuss issues facing black students throughout the education system. More than 50 UAMS faculty, staff and students attended the event, hosted by the Chancellor’s Committee for Diversity and the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs as part of [...]

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