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A Little Rock Zoo interpreter shows off a hawk at the UAMS celebration of Earth Day.

Earth Day at UAMS Continues to Grow, Even in Rain

April 24, 2019 | Heavy, spring rains April 18 in central Arkansas only brought more growth to Earth Day at UAMS. On the Little Rock campus, 18 vendors staffed tables set up to educate employees, distribute promotional items and environmental information, recycle materials and just generally celebrate nature.

Ben Boulden
UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D. greets the Cotton family as the prepare to tour the NICU.

U.S. Sen Tom Cotton and Family Tour UAMS NICU

April 22, 2019 | U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) April 19 to get a glimpse of the life-saving environment that takes care of babies born prematurely, some who have to stay weeks and months separated from their families.

Katrina Dupins
A panel of experts discuss the public health and patient health issues associated with opioid use at the Combating the Opioid Crisis and Chronic Pain education event April 12 at the Clinton School for Public Service.

UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, Clinton School Address Opioid Crisis

April 18, 2019 | April 18, 2019 | Arkansas has the second highest prescribing rate for opioids of all the states, 102.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people, and the public health crisis it has caused is affecting every Arkansan from newborns to the elderly. This crisis was the focus of “Combating the Opioid Crisis and Chronic Pain,” an...

Ben Boulden

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Brown & Tilford
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Medicaid Expansion States See Decline in Low-Birth-Weight for Black Infants, UAMS Researchers Report in JAMA

April 23, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK | States that expanded Medicaid showed a significant reduction in low-birth-weight and preterm births for black infants, but no significant difference in those rates overall, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) report in an article published today in JAMA. Since 1990, states have been required to provide Medicaid coverage...

Ashley McNatt
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New UAMS Screening Initiative Aims to Save Vision of Patients with Diabetes

April 19, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – Patients with diabetes visiting University of Arkansas of Medical Science (UAMS) Family Medicine Clinics throughout the state will soon receive a new screening during regular doctor’s visits in an effort to save their vision. The screening is called teleretinal imaging and uses a special camera to take pictures of the retina at...

Spencer Watson
News Release

UAMS Addiction Training Program Awarded $2.1 Million

April 18, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — The Addiction Research Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was recently awarded $2.1 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to renew the program another five years. The award marks the second time the program has been renewed by NIDA, part of the National Institutes...

Tim Taylor
Marshallese diabetes self-management
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UAMS Uses Culturally Unique Methods to Improve Diabetes Management

April 17, 2019 | FAYETTEVILLE – Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have demonstrated that a culturally adapted family model of diabetes self-management is an effective approach for Marshallese community members in Northwest Arkansas to manage diabetes. A recently published study by researchers at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus showed that by using cultural concepts...

David Wise
Portrait of Dr. Robertson

Ronald Robertson, M.D., Named Chair of Surgery

April 16, 2019 | Ronald Robertson, M.D, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Robertson will assume the role in May upon the retirement of Frederick “Rick” Bentley, M.D., who has served as chair of the Department of Surgery since 2015. “Dr. Robertson...

Amy Widner


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