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Christina Clark Named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Support Services and COO; Amy Wenger Named Chancellor’s Chief of Staff

Jan. 23, 2019 | Christina Clark, MBA, has been named vice chancellor for institutional support services and chief operating officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Previously she was interim vice chancellor for administration and before that she served as the chancellor’s chief of staff. Clark will oversee Campus Operations, Information Technology and the Police Department....

Amy Widner
The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to UAMS.

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

Jan. 15, 2019 | The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, joined Schmieding Foundation President Gilda Underwood and Schmieding Foundation Vice President/Treasurer...

David Wise

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Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently led an international medical team in establishing treatment guidelines for Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues.
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UAMS Physician Establishes International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Oct. 8, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that for the first time establishes treatment guidelines for patients with a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related...

Linda Haymes
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UAMS Nursing Students Receive Scholarships

Jan. 23, 2019 | FAYETTEVILLE – Nursing students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received scholarships for the 2019 spring semester, which were made possible by the Harvey and Bernice Jones Trust for Nursing of Springdale. The 16 UAMS College of Nursing students, all of whom live and work in Northwest Arkansas, received $2,500 each....

David Wise
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UAMS Regional Campuses’ Mellie Bridewell Chosen as National Rural Health Fellow

Jan. 17, 2019 | Mellie Bridewell of Lake Village recently was selected as one of 15 health care leaders across the nation to participate in the 2019 Rural Health Fellows program through the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Bridewell is contracted to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership as its CEO through UAMS Regional Campuses. Bridewell has obtained over $10...

Ben Boulden
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Free Family Caregiver Workshop to be Jan. 30 in Jonesboro

Jan. 23, 2019 | The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in cooperation with St. Bernards Healthcare will hold a free family caregiver workshop Jan. 30 in Jonesboro for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop, which is open to...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS Myeloma Center Social Work Manager Harold Dean to Lead National Association

Jan. 22, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — The Association of Social Work Boards recently elected Harold Dean, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), president-elect of the association’s board of directors. Dean will serve as president-elect for one year, followed by a two-year term as president...

Linda Haymes
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Arkansas Autism Program Receives $2.17 Million in Federal Funding

Jan. 17, 2019 | The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was awarded a four-year grant of $2.17 million by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Arkansas monitoring program tracks the number and characteristics of 8-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability....

Ben Boulden
Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were the first patients to be moved into the new hospital.
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UAMS Celebrates 10 Years in the ‘New’ Patient Tower

Jan. 16, 2019 | Ten years ago, on Jan. 16, 2009, Gov. Mike Beebe stood in the unfinished space we now know as the Hospital Lobby Gallery and said, “This place is magic.” The occasion was the dedication of our new 540,000-square-foot, $200 million hospital.

Yavonda Chase

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