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G. Allen Power speaks to the Dementia Update audience about the role medication plays in caring for patients with dementia.

Dementia Update Helps Educate Caregivers, Health Care Professionals

Dec. 11, 2018 | People with dementia too often are seen as problems to be managed and medicated instead of individuals who clinicians and caregivers should listen to and work with, G. Allen Power, M.D., said. He was a guest speaker Dec. 1 at the third annual Dementia Update at UAMS. Power is a clinical associate professor of medicine...

Ben Boulden

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

Dec. 10, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history. “This incredible gift will provide for countless students in...

Benjamin Waldrum
Curtis Lowery, M.D., welcomed the 80-plus attendees to UAMS' first Digital Health Conference.

First UAMS Digital Health Conference a Hit for Researchers, Providers

Dec. 7, 2018 | Nearly everyone in the audience raised their hand when Curtis Lowery, M.D., asked if they used their smartphones for banking or making purchases. In welcoming UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference on Nov. 30, he told the 80-plus attendees the health care industry has been frustratingly slower to follow the banking industry’s embrace of digital technology....

David Robinson

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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.
Myeloma

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
Ten pregnant women are needed for a study testing exercise as a possible treatment for depression during pregnancy.
News Release

UAMS Exercise Study Looking for Pregnant Women with Depression

Dec. 7, 2018 | A new study at UAMS is testing whether exercise for pregnant women with depression could become an evidence-based treatment and alternative to antidepressant medications. The pilot study supported by the UAMS Translational Research Institute is the first to test exercise as a possible treatment option for depression during pregnancy. Ten pregnant women with depression are...

David Robinson
Three undergraduate students in the UAMS Summer Research Internship program recently attended in the ABRCMS in Indianapolis.
University News

UAMS Intern Program Participants Present at National Conference

Dec. 6, 2018 | Some participants in the Summer Research Internship (SRI) program of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs recently had the chance to present their work on the national stage. The program offers undergraduate and even high school students the opportunity to work alongside researchers in a professional lab setting. This year, three college students were selected...

Spencer Watson
Lisa Miller, a lawyer and nurse midwife, speaks to her audience at the POWER workshop about legal issues in perinatal care.
Inside News

POWER Workshop Promotes Better Maternal Outcomes

Nov. 30, 2018 | Lisa Miller has a rare skill set that includes training as a lawyer and as a nurse midwife. On Nov. 15 at UAMS, she put both to use with an audience of dozens of nurses and clinicians attending the POWER workshop at UAMS.

Ben Boulden
Employee Accolades

Employee Accolades — December 2018

Dec. 6, 2018 | Alicia Felling, a patient care technician on E7 Medical Oncology/Transplant, has been named the December BEE of the Month, an award by the Center for Nursing Excellence that honors non-nurse staff who provide exceptional care for patients and families.

Yavonda Chase
News Release

Health Records on iPhone Now Available to UAMS Patients

Dec. 5, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK — Patients at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) can now see their medical data on their iPhone using the Apple Health app, making it easier to monitor and track their health and progress toward wellness goals. UAMS is the first health care institution in Arkansas to partner with the popular...

Kate Franks

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