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 | 2017-09-05T14:06:52+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Fiberoptic Scope Procedure Shines Light on Baby Swallowing

Aug. 24, 2017 | All parents closely monitor their babies in the first weeks of life for milestones: he grabs your finger; she gazes into your eyes; he starts responding to noises. But in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), baby’s first milestones take on even more meaning. They can be a sign of the [...]

By | 2017-08-25T12:47:12+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Ear, Nose and Throat, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Reaccredited 10 Years by Higher Learning Commission

Aug. 24, 2017 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been reaccredited for another 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is the regional accrediting body for higher education institutions. Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission is important to UAMS for many reasons. It enables students to transfer [...]

By | 2017-08-24T11:25:58+00:00 August 24th, 2017|News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Thoracic Surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. Jason Muesse, M.D. [...]

By | 2017-08-21T11:58:35+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Young Woman Manages Rare Blood Disorder with Help of UAMS

Aug. 21, 2017 | For about six years, Megan Parrish didn’t know what was happening to her own body. The teenager would miss school and outings with her friends due to bouts of extreme nausea, pain and dizziness. Her behavior also changed, although she couldn’t pinpoint any reason or pattern for the psychological and physical [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:01:31+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. Her medical specialties include primary and [...]

By | 2017-08-15T09:48:25+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Sept. 5, 2017 — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:22:49+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Research, UAMS News|0 Comments