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Shane Tubbs, Ph.D., shows neurosurgery residents some of the anatomical features in the back of the neck.

Flanigan-Boop Lecturer: Anatomy Research Benefits Patients

Oct. 18, 2019 | Despite all the centuries physicians have studied the human body, its anatomy still has secrets to reveal that can improve the treatment of patients and their health outcomes, said R. Shane Tubbs, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and cell biology, and director of surgical anatomy at Tulane University in New Orleans. Tubbs spoke Oct. 11 on...

Ben Boulden
Ernest Ferris, M.D., longtime chair of the Department of Radiology and the chair's namesake, and Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., wearing the commemorative medallion.

Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., MBA, Invested in Ernest J. Ferris, M.D. Chair in Diagnostic Radiology

Oct. 16, 2019 | Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., MBA, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Oct. 14 in the Ernest J. Ferris, M.D. Chair in Diagnostic Radiology. Choudhary is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric neuroimaging and imaging related to pediatric abusive head...

Benjamin Waldrum
Portrait of Dr. Dhall with Cala Trio device

UAMS at the Forefront of Essential Tremor Research with Largest Therapeutic Trial

Oct. 15, 2019 | Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) participated in the largest therapeutic trial ever conducted in essential tremor, called the PROspective study for SymPtomatic relief of Essential tremor with Cala Therapy (PROSPECT). The landmark study found that nerve stimulation with Cala Therapy can significantly reduce hand tremors. Topline results from PROSPECT were...

Amy Widner

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UAMS’ Jerad Gardner, M.D., Ranked No. 1 Thought Leader by Pathologist Magazine

Oct. 15, 2019 | Jerad Gardner, M.D., a pathologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and recognized leader for using social media to advance medicine, is ranked No. 1 on The Pathologist magazine’s 2019 Power List of the industry’s top 100 trailblazers. The annual list acknowledges those dedicated to positive developments within laboratory medicine by highlighting...

Amy Widner
Teaching Scholars gather for the first meeting of the nine-month program in September.
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Innovation is Focus of Storied Faculty Development Program

Oct. 14, 2019 | A storied, 24-year-old program in the UAMS Office of Educational Development (OED), Division of Academic Affairs, is taking steps to help faculty members become better teachers and scholars as they themselves become students and embrace innovative instructional methods in a professional development program called Teaching Scholars. “Teaching Scholars has a great tradition of advancing the...

Spencer Watson
Leslie Harrell, D.O.
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Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Oct. 14, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in...

Linda Haymes
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine stop for a photo with the blue tarp they used during a team building exercise.

Division’s Team Building Good for ‘Silo’ Prevention

Oct. 17, 2019 | The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine staff gathered Oct. 8 to problem solve and have fun to ensure that strong communication and coordination between them stays strong. The team building workshop brought together about 20 members who ordinarily are split up working in three different buildings across campus. The Organizational Development Division of UAMS Human...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS Researcher Cardenas Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Columbia

Oct. 14, 2019 | Victor Cardenas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher  with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Columbia where he will study birth defects caused by the Zika virus and develop curriculum for a epidemiology training program there. The Fulbright award, established in 1946 under legislation introduced by...

Ashley McNatt
J.D. Day, M.D. (seated) wears his commemorative medallion from the investiture alongside UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., FACS and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.
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J.D. Day, M.D., Invested in Robert Watson, M.D. Chair in Neurological Surgery

Oct. 11, 2019 | J.D. Day, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in skull base surgery and specialist in Gamma Knife surgery and vascular disorders of the brain and skull base at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Oct. 10 in the Robert Watson, M.D., Chair in Neurological Surgery. “This is probably one of the most...

Benjamin Waldrum

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