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Matthew Steliga, M.D., (left) is joined by UAMS Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D., following his introduction as the UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree.

Thoracic Surgeon Steliga Honored by UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

May. 20, 2019 | When Matthew Steliga, M.D., arrived at UAMS 10 years ago, he faced an uphill battle. Lung cancer rates in the state were skyrocketing, with an estimated 2,160 Arkansans losing their lives to the disease in 2009 alone. As UAMS’ only surgeon dedicated to the treatment of lung cancer, Steliga jumped in headfirst and began building...

Susan Van Dusen
A decorated table offers cupcakes for dessert during a lunch and learn panel held during Nurses Week.

UAMS Celebrates National Nurses Week

May. 16, 2019 | A week of educational talks, events, awards and discounts marked the many ways in which UAMS celebrated National Nurses Week May 4-10 including weekends, nights and off-site clinics. “Nursing requires a tremendous amount of compassion, spending your entire day attending to the needs of others,” said Trenda Ray, Ph.D., RN, associate vice chancellor for patients...

Spencer Watson
Student chops parsley in class.

Culinary Class Offered to Patients During Infertility Awareness Week

May. 10, 2019 | A group of women gathered inside a commercial kitchen in Little Rock recently for a UAMS-led culinary medicine cooking class. Culinary medicine is the practice of helping patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health. UAMS is developing a culinary medicine program for health profession students, but this is the first...

Katrina Dupins

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Larronda Rainey
College of Nursing

UAMS Faculty Named Nursing Educator of the Year

May. 22, 2019 | Larronda Rainey, M.N.Sc., RN, said she doesn’t come to work as a clinical assistant professor in the UAMS College of Nursing looking for rewards. “I do this job because I love it,” she said. Nevertheless, last month she became the first ever UAMS recipient of the 14-year-old Arkansas Nurse Educator of the Year award, presented...

Spencer Watson

Jennifer Hunt, M.D., Chair of the Department of Pathology at UAMS Selected for National Fellowship Program

May. 20, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is one of five physicians nationwide chosen for the Association of American Medical Colleges  (AAMC) Council of Deans Fellowship Program. The fellowship is offered to leaders in medicine who have...

Linda Haymes
News Release

Better Breathers COPD Support Group to Meet June 7 in Jonesboro

May. 23, 2019 | Tayna Walker, APRN with St. Bernards Clopton Clinic Pulmonology, will be the guest speaker of the Better Breathers COPD Support Group at 11 a.m. June 7 at Nettleton Baptist Church-NEA Fairgrounds, 7001 E. Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro. Walker will be speaking on accessing resources and how to prepare for a primary care office visit. The...

Ben Boulden
News Release

UAMS Graduates 864 Health Care Professionals

May. 18, 2019 | Degrees or certificates were awarded to 864 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 18 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Ben Boulden

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