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Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

July 25, 2017 | Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. “Dr. Barr epitomizes the leader we have been [...]

By | 2017-07-25T10:46:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

A New Champion for Children: Brian Reemtsen, MD, to Lead Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s and UAMS

July 24, 2017 | There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, MD, of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as professor of surgery in the University [...]

By | 2017-07-25T08:45:07+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Faculty, Featured, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Program to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication Offered in 5 Arkansas Counties

LITTLE ROCK — Health care providers in five Arkansas counties are invited to participate in a program offered free of charge by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) designed to improve doctor-patient communication. The How to Talk to Your Doctor program will be provided to clinics and hospitals in Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, White [...]

By | 2017-07-21T09:12:56+00:00 July 21st, 2017|News Release|0 Comments

UAMS Receives $710,000 to Train Health Professionals to Improve Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

July 19, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor has secured $710,000 in grant funding for the continuation of an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals with the aim of improving services for children with developmental disabilities. UAMS has directed the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) Project since 1994, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:44:50+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Medical Review by UAMS Physician, Co-Author Shows How President Kennedy’s Back Pain Affected His Life, Death

July 13, 2017 | How President John F. Kennedy’s back pain affected his life and presidency along with the role it may have played in how he died are examined in a review of the 35th president’s medical history done by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physician and his co-author. In their [...]

By | 2017-07-14T10:42:46+00:00 July 13th, 2017|News Release, University News|0 Comments

NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

July 12, 2017 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will result in [...]

By | 2017-07-13T08:34:24+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Dedicates Building in Honor of Chancellor Rahn

July 11, 2017 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., was honored today when University of Arkansas System officials dedicated an education building on the north side of campus as the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building. “Dr. Rahn has been a champion of interprofessional education, and I really can’t [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:24:43+00:00 July 11th, 2017|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Big Data Computer Aids UAMS Researchers Exploring Mental Health and Illness

July 6, 2017 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently began using a powerful computer system that they hope will aid them in better understanding the mechanisms of mental illness. The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), a division of UAMS’ Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI), in June installed a [...]

By | 2017-07-10T16:59:32+00:00 July 10th, 2017|News Release|0 Comments

UAMS Pathologist Jerad Gardner, M.D., Makes ‘40 Under 40’ List

July 5, 2017 | Jerad Gardner, M.D., an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s departments of pathology and dermatology, was named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under 40” 2017 list which honors pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals globally under the age of 40. The honorees [...]

By | 2017-07-05T10:14:05+00:00 July 5th, 2017|News Release|0 Comments