June 21, 2018 | A couple dozen school-aged girls broke into groups of four and five and spread out across the room. In each group, one girl stood in the center as the rest — armed with a pen, clipboard, paper and measuring tape — outfitted her with round, silvery, shiny markers to track movement. [...]
June 20, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology thanks to a $1 million gift from her father, Chris Rakhshan, in gratitude to the physician who saved her life. UAMS will name a professor to the Rakhshan Chair at a later time. Rakhshan, of [...]
June 19, 2018 — Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately.
June 15, 2018 | UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, met today with employees of the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, thanking them for their work to improve the health and health care for the people of Arkansas. Patterson’s first day as chancellor was June 1. He traveled to northwest Arkansas for the morning reception held [...]
June 4, 2018 | Katie Brown, O.D., an optometric physician at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, is the Arkansas Optometric Association’s 2018 Young Optometrist of the Year award recipient.
May 25, 2018 | The process of creating new drug therapies is completely foreign to most people. But for UAMS’ Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., it’s just another day at the office.
May 22, 2018 | Rarely are child temper tantrums a sign of success, but this is one of those circumstances. The WISE program – Together, We Inspire Smart Eating – has been working to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into the diets of Arkansas children since 2011. “Parents come into the program thinking, ‘oh, my [...]
May 19, 2018 | Degrees and certificates were awarded to 969 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 19 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 157 in the College of Medicine; 282 in the College of Nursing; 111 [...]
May 17, 2018 | More than 145 family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists learned updates on marijuana and medicine, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea and common orthopedic issues May 10-12 at the 40th annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course at UAMS. The conference, one of UAMS’ larger family-medicine conferences, offered 23 hours of continuing education on medical [...]
May 17, 2018 | Patricia Wright, Ph.D., R.N., and Kristen Sterba, Ph.D., were honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year at the Graduate School Spring Reception, where two new awards for administrative support were also given to Pam Kahler and Johnpaul Jones. “It’s been a great year for the graduate school,” said Robert E. McGehee [...]