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On the UAMS main campus in Little Rock, T. Glenn Pait, M.D., second from left, consults with a spine patient at one the UAMS Regional Campus locations

UAMS Starts Digital Health Program to Help Spine Patients Statewide

June 26, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun a digital health spine clinic to allow patients across Arkansas with spinal disorders, spinal cord tumors, and patients who have recently undergone surgery to go to the location closest to home without having to travel to Little Rock to see a specialist. The UAMS Institute...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS Names Jay Gandy Associate Provost For Northwest Regional Campus

June 21, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Jay Gandy, Ph.D., as associate provost at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus effective Aug. 1. As associate provost, Gandy will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to all academic programs in Northwest Arkansas. Gandy is currently the interim dean of...

David Wise
Dina Elsayed

New UAMS Biomedical Informatics Program Has First Graduate

June 19, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) made history this spring with its first Master of Science graduate in biomedical informatics/translational bioinformatics. Biomedical informatics professionals use computational tools to learn from medical and public health information to improve human health. As one of the program’s first enrollees, Dina Elsayed was aware she would be...

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UAMS First in Arkansas to Join NIH StrokeNet, Will Make New Treatments Available

June 25, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently became the first medical institution in the state to join the National Institutes of Health StrokeNet, which will make new potential treatments available for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke. NIH StrokeNet is made up of 25 regional centers across the United States...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS’s McSweeney Named American Heart Association Volunteer of the Year

June 24, 2019 | Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., RN, associate dean for research and a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been named the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year by the American Heart Association (AHA). McSweeney was presented with the award at a June 19 luncheon held at the...

Spencer Watson
Peña earned a bachelor’s of business administration, marketing and management at Texas Tech University and held a number of different advancement roles there.
News Release

Tara Peña Joins UAMS Institutional Advancement as Director of Alumni and Annual Giving

June 25, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Tara Peña has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Institutional Advancement as director of alumni and annual giving, effective June 3. Peña earned a bachelor’s of business administration, marketing and management at Texas Tech University and held a number of different advancement roles there, including coordinator of...

Benjamin Waldrum
UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, speaks to a university town hall audience about the Vision 2029 strategic plan.
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Review Phase of ‘Ambitious’ 2029 Strategic Plan Nears End

June 20, 2019 | After more than a month collecting feedback and reactions to the draft 10-year Vision 2029 strategic plan, UAMS is nearing the point where it will finalize the plan and shift to implementation, said Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., provost and chief strategy officer, during a June 17 town hall update.

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