Two-Day Event Educates Professionals on the Latest Cancer Therapies

March 16, 2017 | For 20 years, a UAMS event has provided health care professionals with the most up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. A second day of educational sessions, combined for the first time in 2017, expanded the offerings to include overviews of several cancer-related topics specifically for primary [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Cancer, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Former Medicaid Advisor Discusses Impact of Health Care Reform

Watch the video March 14, 2017 Dennis Smith, former director of the federal Medicaid and Medicare program under President George W. Bush, spoke March 10 about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a room full of UAMS faculty and staff. Smith talked about the impact of health [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Faculty, Research, Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

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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Journey Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 7

LITTLE ROCK — Relive the sights, sounds and energy of 80’s rock ’n roll when Resurrection – A Journey Tribute headlines RockStar Lounge. Resurrection - A Journey Tribute will be the featured performer at RockStar Lounge on April 7. The event starts at 7 p.m. April 7 at Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Weight Control Clinic Helps Nurse Drop 80 Pounds

Feb. 24, 2017 | “Who’s going to take care of me when I can’t take care of myself?” Donnia Cox a patient in the UAMS Weight Control Clinic says she asked herself that question as she struggled to lose weight and get in shape. “I was at a point in my life where I realized [...]

David W. Ussery, Ph.D., Invested in Inaugural Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Bioinformatics

Feb. 24, 2017 | David W. Ussery, Ph.D., director of the Arkansas Center for Genomic and Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Feb. 21 as the inaugural recipient of the Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics. Ussery, who has worked with bacterial [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Emergency Care Providers Urge Education, Training, Technology

Feb. 21, 2017 | There are inconsistencies in the quality of emergency care across Arkansas that can and should be addressed, and UAMS staff are partnering with stakeholders to get that message out to lawmakers and the public. In short, they are asking lawmakers to improve education, training and technology for emergency, or acute, care [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments