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Regina Gibson, center stage, and two assistants lead the audience through a few Ageless Grace exercises during the Dementia Update at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Dementia Update Presents Latest Research

Dec. 6, 2019 | The full power of UAMS experts in dementia was on display at the Dementia Update hosted by the UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging on Nov. 21-22. The conference drew more than 130 health care professionals and caregivers. The theme was “Preserving function and information about quality of life” among patients with neurocognitive disorders. The presentations...

Ben Boulden
Teresita Bellido, UAMS' newest ARA Scholar, second from right, talks to UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, second from left and other dignitaries before the formal ceremony recognizing her as an ARA Scholar.

UAMS Researcher Teresita Bellido Named ARA Scholar

Dec. 5, 2019 | UAMS’ Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., an internationally known leader in bone research, was named an Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Scholar at a news conference today at the State Capitol. Bellido, who will receive $500,000 from the ARA to further her research, was presented with a certificate by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D.,...

Ben Boulden
Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D., talks about the 'human factor' that needs to be considering in developing digital health technology.

‘Human Factor’ Research Needed in Digital Health, Lecturer Says

Dec. 2, 2019 | Whether new technology in digital health enhances the performance of health care professionals or improves patient outcomes are the ‘human factors’ that need to be central to the development of digital health, Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D., said. A professor and vice chair of research in Radiology & Imaging Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, Kurpinski was...

Ben Boulden

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Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute

UAMS’ First Epilepsy Symposium Highlights Latest Advances

Nov. 26, 2019 | About 45 health care professionals and patients met Nov. 16 to discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders at Arkansas’ first Epilepsy Symposium at UAMS. Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological condition that affects over 50 million people worldwide. Epilepsy specialist and UAMS neurosurgeon Viktoras Palys, M.D....

Katrina Dupins
Potrait of Dr. Patterson
News Release

Infectious Disease Specialist Kristine Patterson, M.D., Joins UAMS

Dec. 4, 2019 | Kristine Patterson, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and well-known expert on HIV in women, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Patterson is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine. She sees patients through UAMS’ Infectious Diseases Clinic. She earned her medical...

Amy Widner
Portrait of Dr. Mette
News Release

Stephen Mette Named Senior Vice Chancellor for UAMS Health

Nov. 25, 2019 | Stephen A. “Steppe” Mette, M.D., has been named senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health and chief executive officer for UAMS Medical Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Dr. Mette has done an outstanding job since joining UAMS in April 2015 as chief clinical officer, and he has taken on additional responsibility,...

Liz Caldwell

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