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UAMS will hold its popular Girlology puberty session April 7.

UAMS To Host Girlology Puberty Event April 7

March 1, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is bringing back its popular Girlology puberty session April 7 to help girls face puberty with greater confidence.

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Staff and faculty members from UAMS take a group photo with participants in the inaugural Building Bridges for Student Success Research Symposium.

Symposium Showcases Research from Students in DDEI’s Community Programs

Feb. 28, 2024 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) showcased some of the best research projects conducted by students in two of its community engagement programs during a Feb. 17 symposium. The inaugural Building Bridges for Student Success Research Symposium was organized by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) in partnership with the...

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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Sparks Embraces Opportunity to Promote Health and Social Equity in Arkansas and Beyond

Feb. 29, 2024 | Carla Sparks, MPH, throughout most of her 45 years of professional experience, has been an advocate of health and social equity. An alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, Sparks is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) specialist for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she...

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Debunking Fad Diets: Signs your diet is doing more harm than good

Feb. 26, 2024 | By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. For those looking to improve their health, fad diets are often a tempting solution. While these trendy eating plans may promise fast results, they often fail to deliver sustainable benefits. Overall, fad diets may not be the best approach for long-term health. Most fad diets are restrictive, meaning they require you...

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Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., orthopaedic spine surgeon
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Spine Surgeon Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

Feb. 21, 2024 | FAYETTEVILLE — Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic spine surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will see patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic in Lowell. Randolph is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 18 years of experience....

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E. Cohen
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Alumna Appreciates how College of Public Health Positioned her to Excel Professionally

Feb. 16, 2024 | Elizabeth Cohen, MHA, an alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is the business operations manager for the Arkansas Children’s Care Network. In that role, her primary duty is to implement the Medicaid Patient-Centered Medical Home program for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “Helping our young patients...

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Students participate in a casting activity during a 2023 MASH camp in Pine Bluff.
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UAMS Accepting Applications for Youths Interested in MASH, CHAMPS Summer Programs

Feb. 27, 2024 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is accepting applications for two summer enrichment programs that introduce high school students to career opportunities in health care. The Medical Applications of Science for Health (MASH) program is a statewide summer day camp for students entering grades 11 and 12. Participants gain exposure to health careers...

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The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service State Office, located at 2301 S. University Ave., in Little Rock.
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UAMS to Hold Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference on March 1

Feb. 22, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Brain Injury Program will hold the 2024 Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference: Total Wellness from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas...

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Mike Pense, MVP for February 2024
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Mike Pense

Feb. 15, 2024 | Meet Mike Pense, the MVP for February. Mike serves as a heating-ventilation-air condition controls technician on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.

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