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UAMS faced new challenges and achieved new milestones in 2018.

Challenges, Achievements at UAMS Shape 2018

Dec. 18, 2018 | The year 2018 began with challenging transitions that were the foundation for positive developments and success for the year as a whole. To ensure a better financial future, UAMS in early 2018 eliminated about 700 jobs. Although about 250 workers were laid off, the majority of the cuts were in vacant positions, and budget tightening...

Ben Boulden

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Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently led an international medical team in establishing treatment guidelines for Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues.

UAMS Physician Establishes International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Oct. 8, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that for the first time establishes treatment guidelines for patients with a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related...

Linda Haymes
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UAMS Sets January Computer Classes for Adults

Dec. 17, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK – Two computer classes – Computer Basics and Intermediate Computers – and one 50-minute workshop will be taught in January for adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The courses will be presented by the LifeQuest Digital Learning. Little Rock Digital Learning Center, a...

Linda Haymes
Students in the Magazine School District play during HealthyNow field Day.
News Release

UAMS Wins Grant to Create Healthy Living App for Arkansas Students

Dec. 17, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK – Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded a $10,000 grant to create an app that promotes total wellness and healthy living habits in Arkansas students. The grant comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Spencer Watson
The amazing Nutrition Services staff prepared meals for 9,000 UAMS employees. “This was a herculean effort, and I can’t praise my staff enough for all of the work they put into this meal,” said Director Tonya Johnson.
Inside News

UAMS Gets into Holiday Spirit with Employee Celebration

Dec. 17, 2018 | The holiday spirit was alive and well at UAMS as thousands of employees descended on the cafeteria Thursday, Dec. 6, for a turkey or ham dinner and all the fixins’. The festivities also occurred around the state at the various Regional Campuses.

Yavonda Chase
From left: Amber Booth-McCoy, Jacey Curtis, Emily Tharp, Zack Baker, Zain Alfanek and Billy Thomas.
Center for Diversity Affairs

Students Learn About Services for LGBTQ+ Patients

Dec. 17, 2018 | Future health care professionals from throughout UAMS recently gathered to learn about the specific needs of, and services available to, the LGBTQ communities in the Little Rock metro area. The talk, which featured Zack Baker, the education and outreach coordinator from Planned Parenthood Great Plains, was presented by the UAMS Rainbow Health Alliance and sponsored...

Spencer Watson
News Release

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

Dec. 10, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history. “This incredible gift will provide for countless students in...

Benjamin Waldrum

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