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UAMS Adds Two New Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms

Nov. 14, 2019 | Nov. 14, 2019 | Breastfeeding at UAMS just became a little more convenient for employees and visitors alike with the recent installation of two additional clean, private areas for nursing moms to pump or breastfeed. On Nov. 6, two 50-square-foot, wheelchair-accessible Mamava lactation rooms arrived. Users can access the room through a free mobile app....

Katrina Dupins
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UAMS College of Public Health First to offer MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

Nov. 14, 2019 | The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer a Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics, becoming the only academic program in Arkansas to offer a master’s degree in the emerging field of analytics and health care. Beginning fall 2020, the college’s Department of...

Ashley McNatt
Bhawna Jha, M.D.

Bhawna Jha, M.D., Joins UAMS as Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Nov. 12, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Interventional pain management specialist Bhawna Jha, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. She also is an assistant professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology.   Before coming to...

Linda Haymes

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Fourth-year College of Pharmacy students visit St. Peter's Square during a one-month rotation.
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New Program Takes Fourth-Year Pharmacy Students to Rome

Nov. 8, 2019 | In October, UAMS College of Pharmacy students learned new things about pharmacy practice in one of the world’s oldest cities, Rome. In their fourth year, pharmacy students are required to rotate in ten, one-month blocks through different specialties or clinical settings to gain education and experience about pharmacy practice. On Sept. 30, 10 fourth-year pharmacy...

Ben Boulden
Jones Trust Nursing Scholarships
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UAMS Nursing Students Receive Scholarships

Nov. 7, 2019 | Nursing students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were recently awarded scholarships made possible by the Harvey and Bernice Jones Trust for Nursing of Springdale. The eight UAMS College of Nursing students, all of whom live and work in Northwest Arkansas, were each awarded $5,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year ($2,500 per...

David Wise
Employee Accolades

Employee Accolades — November 2019

Nov. 6, 2019 | Ellen Fuller, an access coordinator in Bone Marrow Procurement, received the Golden Mug for October as the staff member at the Cancer Institute whose work deserves special recognition.

Yavonda Chase
Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, and her family at the naturalization ceremony in Memphis.
College of Nursing

Faculty Spotlight: Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P.

Nov. 8, 2019 | After more than 35 years in Arkansas and more than a decade at UAMS, Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, director of the College of Nursing D.N.P. program and a clinical assistant professor, has recently found the familiar to be surprisingly different. A native of New Zealand who was recruited to move to Arkansas in 1981...

Spencer Watson
The UAMS College of Nursing has been accredited to educate nurse anesthetists. Jason McDonald and Taronda Calvin are two CRNAs already working at UAMS.
College of Nursing

UAMS Receives Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Program

Nov. 6, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) College of Nursing has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs to educate nurse anesthetists. “Creating a nurse anesthesia program fits within UAMS’s larger strategic goals of embracing innovative programs and new approaches to train tomorrow’s health care workforce and improve health...

Spencer Watson

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