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Yolanda Emery, a medical assistant, receives the first COVID-19 vaccine at UAMS in December. Beginning Jan. 19, UAMS will offer the vaccine to Arkansans aged 70 and older as well as teachers and other education workers, including K-12, child care and higher education.

UAMS To Open COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Jan. 14, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to Arkansans aged 70 and older as well as teachers and other education workers, including K-12, child care and higher education, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Vaccines will be administered in a UAMS clinic on the seventh floor of the Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.  Appointments are required.

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Fred Prior, Ph.D., is principal investigator for The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Nature Article Highlights UAMS Effort to Share COVID-19 Images on National Cancer Database

Jan. 12, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Data experts with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have uploaded clinical images of COVID-19 patients to a publically available national database that scientists can use in researching the disease and its impact in a global pandemic. Initial findings were published in the journal Nature, Scientific Data that describe de-identified...

David Robinson
Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D.

Glaucoma Specialist Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Jan. 11, 2021 | Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a glaucoma specialist. “We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Sanvicente join us to contribute fellowship-trained expertise in treating our glaucoma patients,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., director of the Jones Eye Institute...

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Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Oct. 15, 2020 | Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to...

Ashley McNatt
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Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat

Oct. 7, 2020 | Researchers spent two days recently, distraction free, writing at the 2020 UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provided an environment for researchers, students, faculty, post-docs, and community partners to come together and enhance their writing skills and dissemination of research findings. In particular, the retreat aimed to increase...

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UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas

Oct. 8, 2020 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood. The project will contribute to short-...

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Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.
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Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Oct. 5, 2020 | Lee Butler loves to garden. Her family and her neighbors all enjoy the abundant foliage of hosta plants and ferns as well as the blooms on the rose and azalea bushes surrounding her Sherwood home. “People ask me how I have time to make them all so beautiful. I tell them, “It didn’t start out...

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UPDATED: Chancellor to Hold Town Hall on Jan. 22

Jan. 21, 2021 | Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, will hold a Town Hall at noon, Friday, Jan. 22, on Zoom. Topics of discussion will include COVID care and resources, the surge plan, staffing projections, vaccinations and equity and inclusion.

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Chancellor Patterson with Mande Corbett

Conversations with Cam — Mande Corbett

Jan. 21, 2021 | In this Conversation with Cam, I speak with Mande Corbett, coordinator of the UAMS Stocked & Reddie food pantry, now located in the Monroe building on our Little Rock campus. The pantry serves as many as 1,600 members — students as well as UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital employees.

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