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Students from Little Rock Central High School are surprised when a mannequin at the UAMS Simulation Center provides verbal feedback during their visit for Physiology Understanding ("PhUn") Day.

Teens get ‘PhUn’ learning experience at UAMS

Nov. 19, 2018 | Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology...

Spencer Watson
The fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy graduates are (l-r): Christine Murrell, Karen Boone, NaKisha Holmes, Sherita Williams, Sarah Pilcher, Jerusha Wynn, Dr. Julia Chears-Young, Jay Young and Ferrin Lunestad.

UAMS Graduates 10 from Community Scientist Academy

Nov. 16, 2018 | Researcher Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., threw down the gauntlet for the 10 graduates of the UAMS Community Scientist Academy. “You can’t stop here,” Haynes, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Public Health, said in her keynote speech. She urged the group at their Oct. 30 graduation to share their experience in the academy on social...

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.

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
UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Mary Cantrell stop for a photo at the Employee Services Awards ceremony.
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UAMS Honors Employees for Their Service

Nov. 20, 2018 | UAMS honored 1,350 employees for their years of service in ceremonies on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The Oct. 30 ceremony recognized 311 employees with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. Robert Burns, Ph.D., a College of Medicine professor of Anatomy and Interdisciplinary Toxicology in the Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, was honored for his 50 years of service.

Yavonda Chase
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Nov. 27 Science Café — ‘Bones: Makem or Breakem’

Nov. 15, 2018 | Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Bones: Makem or Breakem, on Nov. 27. Panelists will explain how bones are formed, broken and repaired, as well as discuss factors that affect bone health and strength. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m....

Amy Widner
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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

UAMS, Our House Announce $2.5 Million Program to Provide Mental Health, Parenting Support for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Nov. 13, 2018 | A program to provide homeless and near homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children access to behavioral health services was announced today by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Our House, a Little Rock non-profit center serving homeless and near-homeless populations in central Arkansas. The Home Together project is funded with...

Liz Caldwell
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Family Caregiver Month Event Nov. 17 Recognizes Caregivers

Nov. 14, 2018 | The Schmieding Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging on Nov. 17 will honor Kay Ruddell with their local Caregiver of the Year award. November is National Family Caregiver Month. Family caregivers and professional caregivers are invited to the award presentation during...

Ben Boulden
News Release

UAMS Named High Performer for Third Consecutive Year by Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Nov. 14, 2018 | For the third consecutive year, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a high performer by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). UAMS is one of only 54 such high-performing organizations in the U.S. recognized by AHP. High performers represent the organizations in the top 25 percentile for net production...

Benjamin Waldrum


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Bone and Joint Lecture Series, Nov. 30: 'Current Therapies and Future Approaches for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis'
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CE Event, Nov. 28, UAMS AR-IMPACT: 'Addiction During Pregnancy'
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CE Event, Dec. 3: 'Civility Ninjas: Fostering Effective Colleague to Colleague Interactions'
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CE Event, Dec. 5: 'Insomnia -- A Golden Opportunity to Address Psychiatric Disorders'
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IPE Faculty Development, Dec. 11 -- "Taking Care of Yourself for Busy Professionals"
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