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Pharmacy Senior from Bahamas Finds Family at UAMS

Sept. 18, 2020 | Fourth-year pharmacy student Byron Johnson found more than an education at UAMS, he found family. Johnson told his story to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, which oversees UAMS, at its September meeting. Johnson is from Freeport, Bahamas, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. His aunt and cousin died, and...

Amy Widner
Ashlyn Tedder, left, smiles as a family member of a first-year College of Pharmacy student assists her in putting on her white coat. Tedder is a third-year pharmacy student and the president of the UAMS Chapter of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Diverse College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 Dons White Coats

Sept. 18, 2020 | The UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 donned white coats Sept. 5 in a virtual ceremony that still honored the right of passage signifying a pharmacy student’s transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. This year’s annual White Coat Ceremony, had one of the highest percentages of underrepresented minorities in the college’s history, nearly...

Ben Boulden

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Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, M.D., Joins UAMS as Dermatologist

Sept. 28, 2020 | Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a dermatologist. Valdes-Rodriguez sees patients with all types of dermatology concerns in the Dermatology Clinic in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Valdes-Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the departments of Dermatology and Pathology in the UAMS College of Medicine....

Amy Widner
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AGECaring Friends Facebook Live Series to Present “Magic & the Brain” Oct. 7

Sept. 24, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — The AGECaring Friends Program will present “Magic & the Brain” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 as part of its new Facebook Live Series. To access the live presentation, go to https://www.facebook.com/uamsagec. The AGECaring Friends Program will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. on the AGEC Facebook page....

Ben Boulden
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Virtual UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 20-23

Sept. 28, 2020 | The 24th annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer up to 16 hours of online continuing education Oct. 20-23 for family physicians, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and certified health educators. The conference is completely...

Amy Widner
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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Sept. 30 in Mountain Home

Sept. 23, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sept. 30 at Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Drive in Mountain Home. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for...

Ben Boulden
Nine UAMS Health Family Medicine Clinics at regional campuses across the state and one Internal Medicine clinic in Fayetteville will convert to Epic electronic health record software over the next two months.
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Regional Campus Clinics Converting to Epic

Sept. 21, 2020 | Nine UAMS Health Family Medicine Clinics at regional campuses across the state and one Internal Medicine clinic in Fayetteville will convert from Centricity to Epic electronic health record software in October and November.

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