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Field, far left, was dean of the College of Nursing from 1965 to 1978. At right, Dean Cowan poses with the Carters at Alumni Weekend 2019, where Michael Carter was named a distinguished alumnus.

Carter Family Commits $500,000 to Create Research-Focused Scholarship in UAMS College of Nursing

Dec. 3, 2020 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing received a commitment of $500,000 from Michael Carter, D.N.Sc., D.N.P., and Sarah Carter, M.D., to create the Dr. Elois R. Field Endowed Scholarship for Ph.D. Students. The scholarship will encourage Ph.D. nursing students, preferably Arkansas residents from underrepresented groups in the nursing profession, to...

Benjamin Waldrum
Seth Heldenbrand, top left, meets during a live, video class session with students and other participants in the NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership and Leadership Academy.

Academy Finds Real Success in Virtual Form, Garners Sustaining Funding

Dec. 2, 2020 | Converting an in-person program, meeting or event into a live, video streaming one has become common in 2020. Making it almost as successful as its original in-person version has been rare, although the UAMS College of Pharmacy has done it. The NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership and Leadership Academy is a real-world example of the adaptability...

Ben Boulden
Flanked by his mother and father, Grady O. Brown, center, takes a family photo in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. He supports his mother, Virginia, in caring for his father, who also is named Grady Brown.

Little Rock Coach Turns Caregiver

Nov. 30, 2020 | When caring for a person with dementia, sometimes a family caregiver needs support, and sometimes a coach needs a coach. Grady O. Brown, a Little Rock gymnastics coach, found himself in that position as he tried to help his mother, Virginia, 81, as she cared for his father, 84, also named Grady. Brown turned to...

Ben Boulden

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Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Oct. 15, 2020 | Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to...

Ashley McNatt
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Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat

Oct. 7, 2020 | Researchers spent two days recently, distraction free, writing at the 2020 UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provided an environment for researchers, students, faculty, post-docs, and community partners to come together and enhance their writing skills and dissemination of research findings. In particular, the retreat aimed to increase...

Ashley McNatt
Inside News

Fitness Center Rolls Out Upgraded Equipment

Dec. 3, 2020 | The UAMS Fitness Center always wants to offer members a great workout for a great price, said manager Adam Carter. Regularly updating the equipment plays an important part in meeting that goal, he added.

Yavonda Chase
Announcements

Call for Submissions: 2020 IPE Small Grants Program to Resume, Deadline Dec. 21

Dec. 3, 2020 | Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 UAMS Interprofessional Education (IPE) small grant program, sponsored by the UAMS Office of the Provost and Office of Interprofessional Education, with a special window for submissions in December. The program had advertised for submissions earlier this year but was paused in March due to COVID-19. The new deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21. Two $15,000 grants will be awarded, with an announcement in early January 2021.

Yavonda Chase
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Traffic Update for Pine and Cedar Project — Capitol Avenue

Dec. 3, 2020 | Beginning Dec. 21, Capitol Avenue at Pine and Cedar streets will be one way. Traffic will be able to go from Pine to Cedar. Drivers wanting to go from Cedar to Pine will need to detour at the next block. This one-way traffic pattern will last for approximately two weeks.

Yavonda Chase
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News Release

UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas

Oct. 8, 2020 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood. The project will contribute to short-...

Ashley McNatt
Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.
Patient Stories

Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Oct. 5, 2020 | Lee Butler loves to garden. Her family and her neighbors all enjoy the abundant foliage of hosta plants and ferns as well as the blooms on the rose and azalea bushes surrounding her Sherwood home. “People ask me how I have time to make them all so beautiful. I tell them, “It didn’t start out...

Katrina Dupins

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