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Rodney Smith shares a photo of himself with wife Danielle Smith and reflects on his memories of her.

National Caregivers Month: Early onset dementia

Nov. 24, 2020 | When two people get married, vows often include through sickness and health, for better or worse. Like most things, these words are often easier when simply spoken. Rodney Smith never expected he’d become his wife’s caregiver, especially not so soon in their lives. He met Danielle when he was 19 while stopping to fill his...

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Chancellor Patterson presents Tonya Johnson with the $30,000 grant for Stocked & Reddie. Since opening on July 15, 2019, Stocked & Reddie has provided more than 68,000 meals to more than 1,100 active members.

Chancellor’s Circle Spotlight: Stocked & Reddie

Nov. 23, 2020 | A little over one year ago, UAMS made good on a promise to build a food pantry for employees and students. Today, Stocked & Reddie has expanded far beyond its humble beginnings, providing welcome relief for thousands during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, a $50,000 grant, awarded by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and...

Benjamin Waldrum
Chancellor Patterson (left) and Dean Westfall (right) present Compton with a commemorative medallion and inscribed chair at the investiture ceremony Nov. 18. Compton, who joined UAMS in 2010, is actively involved in providing educational programs for the public regarding memory and cognitive disorders.

M. Denise Compton, Ph.D., Invested in Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education

Nov. 20, 2020 | Denise Compton, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and geriatric neuropsychologist specializing in seniors and cognitive disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Nov. 18 in the Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Compton was invested in a brief ceremony broadcast online via Zoom....

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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
COPH Writing Retreat

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...

Ashley McNatt
Jacob Painter
College of Pharmacy

Painter Leads PEP Division as New Director

Nov. 24, 2020 | Jacob T. Painter, Pharm.D., MBA, Ph.D., has been named the director of the College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP). Painter is an associate professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and has been  a member of PEP division faculty since 2012. Since April 2019, he has served as associate director...

Ben Boulden
News Release

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Dec. 3 in Lonoke

Nov. 24, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dec. 3 at Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street SW. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...

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News Release

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-...

Ashley McNatt
Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.
Patient Stories

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...

Katrina Dupins
Brigette Serfaty
College of Pharmacy

Serfaty Chosen as UAMS Director of Nuclear Education Online

Nov. 24, 2020 | Brigette Serfaty, Pharm.D., BCNP, FAPhA, has been named the new director of the Nuclear Education Online program in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. From 2019 until recently, Serfaty served as a vice president of PharmaLogic Holdings in Boca Raton, Florida, leading the quality and regulatory department of its PET and radiopharmacy operations. She also was...

Ben Boulden
Alicia Baird, director of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program and department chair, demonstrates how to perform a prism alternate cover test (PACT) on student Mallory England.
College of Health Professions

Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nov. 23, 2020 | Blow up the balloons and cut the cake because the Ophthalmic Medical Technology (OMT) program turns 20 this year. “I think it is pretty fitting that a program dedicated to providing quality optical care celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020,” said Susan Long, Ed.D., dean of the College of Health Professions. A collaboration between the...

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