July 19, 2019

Morehouse Medicine Leader Sees Challenges, Promise in Pursuing Health Equity

Amy Widner

Dr. Rice gives presentation

Arkansas and Georgia both face challenges and opportunities when it comes to reaching underserved health populations in the rural South, said Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice said both Morehouse and UAMS have vital roles to play in addressing health equity as a means of improving health care…


July 17, 2019

Hannah Williams, M.D., Joins Women’s Mental Health Clinic

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Williams

Psychiatrist Hannah Williams, M.D., has joined the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Women’s Mental Health Clinic treats women who are struggling with mental health issues and are pregnant, postpartum or having difficulty getting pregnant. This can include drug use disorders like…


July 2, 2019

Researcher Receives Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from National Consortium

Amy Widner

Dr. Weinkopff posing with plaque and Drs. Patterson and Ho

UAMS researcher Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D., has received a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which recognizes promising new scientific careers and supports their development. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Vice Chancellor for Research Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Lawrence E. Cornett, Ph.D.,…


June 28, 2019

SONOcamp Aims to Inspire STEM Possibilities for High School Students

Amy Widner

students with infrared tec

“So if I told you this is where the diaphragm sits, where do you think the right superior, middle, and inferior lobes are on him?” Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D., co-director of the Division of Clinical Anatomy in the UAMS College of Medicine, drew an arc with his finger just along the bottom of the rib…


June 27, 2019

Orthopaedics Dedicates One-Stop Clinic for Upper Extremity Amputees

Amy Widner

Arm prosthesis

Patients with amputations to their fingers, hands and arms can receive care from a specialized physician, occupational therapist and prosthetist all under one roof at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Autumn Road Orthopaedics Clinic. Once a month, this multidisciplinary team will focus on upper extremity amputations so patients can be seen by…


June 25, 2019

Research Recommends Against Routine Use of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks

Amy Widner

Portrait of Pothineni, Mehta, and Saad in a clinical hallway

A daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack? Not so fast, according to recent research from UAMS. For some people, it may do more harm than good.


June 14, 2019

June 25 Science Café — ‘50 Years of NASA Glory’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, 50 Years of NASA Glory, on June 25. Panelists will discuss NASA’s 50-year history, including the space shuttles and space station, working at NASA-Johnson Space Center, science and engineering spinoffs, and the importance of future…


June 10, 2019

Eight-Year Survivor of Two Deadly Cancers Thanks ‘Guardian Angel’

Amy Widner

Doctor next to patient, who is in hospital bed

The night before his cancer surgery in April 2011, Michael McGhee asked his church family to pray for him. “I laid my cigarettes on the altar and didn’t pick them up again,” McGhee said. Eight years later, McGhee is 72 and has survived not one, but two, cancers that are often deadly: esophageal cancer and…


June 7, 2019

Robust Family Medicine Research, Strong Residency Highlighted at Poster Day

Amy Widner

Doctors near scientific poster

Great things are happening in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, with a recent research poster day as just the latest sign of the department’s “good health.” The poster session featured 35 posters, including 20 projects by residents. Topics included residency administration and education, ethics, case reports, improvements in patient…


June 6, 2019

Researcher Receives Grant to Continue Work on High Blood Pressure as Immune Disorder

Amy Widner

Researchers together in lab

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher who is seeking an explanation for why millions of people worldwide do not respond to the current available treatments for high blood pressure has received $1.89 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue this groundbreaking work. Shengyu Mu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department…



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