Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I [...]

Medical Center Achieves Stage 6 Recognition for Electronic Medical Records

June 27, 2017 | UAMS Medical Center’s electronic medical records system has been awarded the second-highest ranking available from a health care industry advisory firm that evaluates institutions from across the globe. HIMSS Analytics ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) hospital and outpatient services a Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption [...]

By | 2017-06-27T10:14:02+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Clifford, Parker Join UAMS Northwest Advisory Board

June 22, 2017 | Two prominent northwest Arkansans — Ed Clifford and Karen Parker — will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus Advisory Board to support efforts to expand academic medicine in the region. Their three-year terms begin July 1. Also, Daniel Ferritor, Ph.D., takes over as chair as [...]

By | 2017-06-22T14:52:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Medical Student Survives Stroke Thanks to Classmates’ Quick Reaction

June 15, 2017 | Justin Treas is a busy man. The 29-year-old has a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and has worked in cancer research. He’s married with three children and just earned his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine. On March 28, 2017, Treas had a stroke that his doctors believe would have [...]

By | 2017-06-16T09:06:07+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, Invested in Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair

June 15, 2017 | Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, was invested June 13 in the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair. Barone, a nationally known expert in tobacco cessation and a leader in academic nursing, was first [...]

By | 2017-06-15T11:36:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Cancer, Faculty, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

All Slots for Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Filled by UAMS Residents

June 13, 2017 | Two residents from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been selected for a prestigious fellowship in neuro-oncology administered jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch. A maximum of two fellows per year are selected for the program, and [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:40:47+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Researchers Kill Cancer Cells Using Nanobubble Spaser as the World’s Smallest Laser

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to kill single cancer cells using the world’s smallest laser. At 22 nanometers in diameter, the laser — known as a spaser — is capable of detecting and killing single cancer cells [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:31:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Cancer Diagnosis Yields Big Surprise for New Mom

Read the Spanish version of this story here. June 7, 2017 | If the circumstances surrounding Angel Castillo’s birth are any indication, his life will be full of surprises. It was during a routine gynecological exam in January 2016 when Angel’s mom, Carmen Martinez, got some very unexpected news: She had cervical cancer. As a [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:38:22+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Pine Bluff Man Free of Esophagus Cancer After Early Detection

June 1, 2017 | When Mark Harper went to see his gastroenterologist last September, he wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. “I never had any symptoms,” he said. “I went in because I promised my wife I’d go see Dr. Henry Rogers before he retires.” Harper considers himself lucky. The doctor in Pine Bluff did an [...]