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The new transplant clinic is located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena.

UAMS Opens Satellite Transplant Clinic in Helena-West Helena

Dec. 4, 2023 | HELENA-WEST HELENA — Community health providers and members of the public gathered today in Helena-West Helena to celebrate the recent opening of the newest University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) transplant clinic. Located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center at 1393 Arkansas 242 South in Helena-West Helena, the clinic is the sixth satellite...

Linda Satter
photo of 14 people standing on stage with plaque: Rohit Dhall, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology (in mask), accepts the plaque from Elizabeth Guerrero of the Parkinson's Foundation (directly to the right of the plaque), while surrounded by team members including Aditya Vikram Boddu, M.D. (bottom right), who co-chairs the UAMS Comprehensive Care Center with Dhall, and Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D. (standing behind Boddu to the left), division chief of neurodegenerative disorders.

UAMS Receives Parkinson’s Foundation Plaque for Comprehensive Care Center Designation

Nov. 29, 2023 | The Parkinson’s Foundation recently presented the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a plaque designating it as a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation created the designation in late 2021, reserving it for just 15 medical centers across the country whose specialized teams have met rigorous standards of excellence in...

Linda Satter
Rampy Check Run

Rampy Foundation Relays $60,000 Donation to UAMS Department of Neurology for MS Research

Nov. 28, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine received $60,000 for multiple sclerosis research from the Rampy MS Research Foundation during a ceremony today. Jo and Scott Rampy, along with other runners and walkers, relayed a check from Bentonville to Little Rock. The run...

Andrew Vogler

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Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

Dominique Covington

Dec. 1, 2023 | Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote: Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.

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Artist Helmar Anitok talks about his mural during the unveiling in downtown Springdale.
Community Health and Research

Marshallese Art Mural Highlights Pacific Islander Culture in Downtown Springdale

Nov. 30, 2023 | A new mural celebrating Marshallese culture was unveiled in downtown Springdale Nov. 16, thanks to a collaborative effort between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research, Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM), and the Downtown Springdale Alliance. UAMS and ACOM reached out to local Marshallese artist Helmar Anitok earlier...

David Wise
Cam Patterson giving award to Linda Chesterfield
University News

UAMS Honors Legislators at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Nov. 27, 2023 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, recognized Arkansas state legislators with newly created awards at a Nov. 14 town hall. In his opening remarks, Patterson said the chief goal of the university’s strategic plan is to make Arkansas the healthiest state in the region by 2029. “It cannot be...

Ben Boulden
Little girl receives a flu shot. Image text says "Five Myths About Flu Vaccines."
Community Health and Research

Five Flu Vaccine Myths … Busted!

Nov. 27, 2023 | By Sheldon Riklon, M.D., UAMS Family Medicine Physician The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. However, myths about the flu shot often cause people to skip it. For National Flu Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-8), here are five of the most common, and untrue, myths about the flu vaccine. Myth:...

David Wise
Come join our team! UAMS is holding a job fair Dec. 5 at The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital.
News Release

UAMS to Hold Job Fair Dec. 5 at Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital

Nov. 22, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a “Cookies & Cocoa Job Fair” from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5, at the new Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital. UAMS is looking for registered nurses, scrub technicians, orthopaedic technicians and more to work at the new facility.

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Muhammad Ali Zulqarnain, M.D., portrait plus UAMS logo
College of Medicine

Interventional Cardiologist and Structural Heart Specialist Muhammad Ali Zulqarnain, M.D., Joins UAMS

Nov. 21, 2023 |  LITTLE ROCK — Muhammad Ali Zulqarnain, M.D., an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology.  He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, hypertension, adult echocardiography, critical care echocardiography, critical care medicine and internal medicine. “We were...

Linda Satter

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