Collaboration, Practice, Exposure: Graduate Symposium Offers Plenty

Nov. 6, 2017 | Each student at the UAMS Graduate Student Association Research Symposium was prepared, organized and confident – and maybe a little nervous. Twenty-nine UAMS Graduate School students participated in the Oct. 27 daylong event, held in the Helen Guinn Adams Atrium and the Rayford Auditorium of the Biomedical Research buildings. Poster presentations [...]

By | 2017-11-06T14:21:57+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Research, Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Kingsland Woman with Rare Lung Disease Finds Courage

Nov. 1, 2017 | Randy Edwards is moved to tears when he talks about how far he’ll go to make sure his wife is happy and well. He says he felt helpless in February 2017 when Leah Edwards, 29, came down with pneumonia and wasn’t getting better. In April, Leah Edwards was vomiting and struggling [...]

By | 2017-11-01T10:21:57+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Post-pregnancy Visits Made Convenient with Telemedicine

Oct. 23, 2017 | Whether it’s her first child or her fifth, the postpartum trip to the doctor can be a hassle for a mother. The UAMS Center for Distance Health has started a new program that will make that visit more convenient. “Some of our patients travel a very long way to deliver here [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:45:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Competitive Golfer Finds Best Approach to Cancer Treatment

Oct. 18, 2017 | Most patients find out they have chronic lymphocytic leukemia after a regular visit to their primary care provider. This blood cancer, commonly called CLL, is most often diagnosed in older patients. It happened this way for Bill Wrentz, 67, of Cabot. Wrentz was scheduled for a visit with his primary care [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:51:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

OrthoNow After-hours, Walk-in Clinic Provides Relief

Oct. 10, 2017 | Since it opened in April, UAMS’ walk-in, after-hours clinic OrthoNow has been a welcome answer for many Arkansans, including UAMS employees. William Fuller, UAMS client services director for technical operations, tore his bicep tendon away from the bone in May. He went to the OrthoNow clinic on Autumn Road and saw [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:43:12+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Surgeon Saved by the Trauma System he Helped Establish

Oct. 3, 2017 | When Todd Maxson, M.D. worked to implement a trauma system for the state of Arkansas in 2009, he didn’t know that his own life would be among the many saved. “It’s certainly different being on the opposite end of care,” Maxson said. On Sept. 1, Maxson, a professor of surgery employed [...]

By | 2017-10-19T16:09:58+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Three UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 21, 2017 | Three UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Steven James, a senior from Conway; Julie Sherrill, a senior from Dumas; and Allison Jackson, a [...]

By | 2017-09-21T13:30:04+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Sickle Cell Symposium Oct. 19 to Focus on Stem Cell Transplants for Sickle Cell Disease

Sept. 15, 2017 | People with sickle cell disease, their families, health care professionals and the public are invited to the 2017 annual Sickle Cell Symposium at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The symposium is free for the general public, and $20 for health care providers who [...]

By | 2017-09-15T09:36:39+00:00 September 15th, 2017|News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Cancer Institute Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount

LITTLE ROCK –More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). To purchase a Partners Card or [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:33:11+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Breast Imaging Center’s Same-Day Results Eases Patient Concerns

Sept. 1, 2017 | Since she was in her early 30s, Tracy Lamey has been coming to the UAMS Breast Center twice a year for breast imaging. Her mother was diagnosed at 39 with breast cancer, so that put Lamey at high risk for the disease. “I come here because of the state-of-the-art technology,” Lamey [...]

By | 2017-09-25T08:25:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments