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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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UAMS Awards Six Grants for Opioid / Pain Research

Jan. 7, 2019 | Six UAMS researchers have received pilot awards for opioid addiction and pain management studies. The one-year awards of up to $25,000 each will help the researchers get the preliminary data needed to apply for larger federal grants to continue and expand their research at UAMS. Below are the awardees, research study titles, and links to...

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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 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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Introducing Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., CRNA

Jan. 14, 2019 | Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., CRNA, joined UAMS on Jan. 2 to guide the formation and accreditation of the new nurse anesthesia educational program in the College of Nursing. She comes to UAMS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she served as an assistant professor and simulation coordinator, and performed clinical practice as a...

Spencer Watson
News Release

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
UAMS AR-IMPACT, nearing its one-year anniversary, received continued funding from the Blue & You Foundation. From left, Curtis Barnett, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield president and CEO; UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Patrick O'Sullivan, Blue & You Foundation executive director; and G. Richard Smith, M.D., director of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, at the check presentation held Jan. 14.
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UAMS AR-IMPACT: Untangling the Opioid Epidemic One Week at a Time

Jan. 15, 2019 | The UAMS AR-IMPACT program, nearing its one-year anniversary, has a prescription for health care providers: use each week, as needed. Physicians and specialists have taken advantage by video conferencing in from across the state as they battle the opioid epidemic. Through free weekly live video conferences hosted by a multidisciplinary and interprofessional team of UAMS...

Benjamin Waldrum
News Release

UAMS Hires Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., to Direct New Nurse Anesthetist Program

Jan. 14, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has hired Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., CRNA, to guide the formation and accreditation of a new nurse anesthesia educational program. Gonzalez comes to UAMS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she served as an assistant professor and simulation coordinator and performed clinical...

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