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Paul H. Phillips

Blue & You Foundation Awards UAMS $175,000 for Mobile Vision Screening Unit

April 18, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a $175,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas to support GoVision AR: Mobile Vision Screening for Underserved Children Across Arkansas. GoVision AR, a project of the UAMS Department of Ophthalmology, aims to address the significant disparities in access...

Andrew Vogler
Pathways Academy scholars try out their eclipse glasses as they learn about how to safely view the sun.

Pathways Academy Students Learn About Eclipse, Get Advice from NASA Scientist

April 17, 2024 | An April 6 event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gave youths an opportunity to learn about the total solar eclipse and receive career advice from a NASA scientist. About 50 students in grades 6-12 came to the UAMS campus on a sunny Saturday morning for the event hosted by Pathways Academy,...

Chris Carmody
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Fourth-Year Advanced Practice Rotations Benefit Pharmacy Students and Preceptors

April 15, 2024 | Each year, a new group of UAMS College of Pharmacy fourth-year students begin their rotations as they transition to direct patient care. A major departure from in-classroom instruction, the time-honored tradition is the final hurdle for students before graduation. In recent years, the college introduced an interprofessional continuing education program that allows students to teach...

Benjamin Waldrum

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Students from UAMS’ Pathways Academy take part in a casting activity during a 2023 event. The new Arkansas Delta Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy will serve rising high school seniors in the Delta and South Arkansas.
Academic Pathways and Workforce Partnerships

UAMS Accepting Applications for New Health Career Program for High School Seniors in Delta, South Arkansas

April 12, 2024 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is accepting applications for the inaugural summer academy of the Arkansas Delta Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy, an initiative that supports students in the Delta and South Arkansas as they pursue careers in health care. Open to rising high school seniors, HCOP Academy will equip students...

Chris Carmody
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News Release

UAMS Hosts POWER Workshop for Perinatal Health on April 24

April 12, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ARPQC) will hold an all-day perinatal quality improvement workshop April 24 in Little Rock. This workshop is organized in partnership with the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Through Education and Research (POWER), a part of the High-Risk Pregnancy Program at...

Benjamin Waldrum
At last year's Parkinson's Symposium, many attendees used hand-held instruments to participate in an exercise used in music workshops for Parkinson's patients. A picture of people standing up in the auditorium and shaking instruments.
Medical News

UAMS Hosts Free Parkinson’s Symposium April 21

April 12, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — A free, public forum on Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s plus syndromes will be held April 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The ninth annual Parkinson’s Symposium will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fred Smith auditorium on the 12th floor of the Jackson T....

Linda Satter
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News Release

UAMS Virtual Family Medicine Spring Review Set for April 24-26

April 11, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The 2024 Family Medicine Spring Review at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer up to 14.5 hours of online continuing education April 24–26 for family physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, social workers and certified health educators. Presented by the UAMS College...

Linda Satter

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