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Michael Mancino, M.D., oversees the MATRIARC program at UAMS. UAMS recently received a $2.3 million grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services for the medication-assisted treatment of opioid-use disorder.

UAMS Receives $2.3 Million to Reimburse Facilities that Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use

Feb. 18, 2020 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently received $2.3 million from the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) to compensate facilities across the state providing opioid use disorder patients with medication-assisted treatment. The money will allow medical providers to offer treatment for opioid use disorder to patients without insurance or the ability to pay...

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Ryall Addresses MHSA/MHA Alumni; Stover Awarded Alumni of the Year

Feb. 6, 2020 | More than half of the hospitals in Arkansas lost money last year, putting some at risk of closure, UAMS public health alumni were told Jan. 31 at an alumni luncheon. Bo Ryall, M.P.A., president and Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Hospital Association, spoke on the “State of Hospitals in Arkansas” at the Annual Alumni...

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Pharmacist Dr. Corey Hayes and colleagues found that higher opioid doses did not bring more pain relief—but did increase the risk of harmful side effects. (Photo by Jeff Bowen)
College of Pharmacy

Study: Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain

Feb. 19, 2020 | Increasing chronic pain patients’ opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a VA study. Researchers from the Central Arkansas and Minneapolis VA health care systems and three universities looked at prescribing data of more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids. They found that patients who had their opioid dosage increased did...

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Eric Hale, Penny Talbert and Kenneth Bailey created this tree sculpture from wrought iron saved from the homes along Pine and Cedar.
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UAMS Employees Create Sculpture for Cancer Institute Drive

Feb. 18, 2020 | For 10 years, Penny Talbert has been trying to get something to grow in a certain spot along the circle drive at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “I finally realized that the area was too shaded and too windy for anything to thrive in that spot,” the landscape manager said. “What we needed was a sculpture.”

Yavonda Chase
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UAMS Midsouth Summit Black Expo set for Feb. 29

Feb. 14, 2020 | The 16th Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, presented the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will celebrate black history month with an event highlighting health education, minority-owned businesses and family-friendly entertainment.

Susan Van Dusen

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CE Event, Feb. 27: 201E -- Facilitator Skills & IPE Event Design
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Teach the Teacher Symposium, Feb. 28: 'Promoting Growth in Teaching and Learning'
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I. Dodd Wilson Room 115 A/B
Geriatric Grand Rounds, March 3, 'Naloxone: Formulations, Availability, and When to Talk to Patient'
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Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium Institute on Aging
CE Event, March 3: Connecting Across Professions -- 'Opioids: Friend or Foe'
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Shorey 5/25 or access remotely
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