September 24, 2018

Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., Appointed College of Medicine Dean

Portrait of Dr. Westfall

Sept. 24, 2018 | Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., F.A.C.S., a professor of ophthalmology and longtime clinical and academic leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been appointed dean of the College of Medicine. Westfall has served as interim dean since Feb. 23, when former dean Pope L. Moseley, M.D., stepped down to…


September 18, 2018

Stephan Dehmel, M.D., Joins UAMS as Gastroenterologist

Portrait of Dr. Dehmel

Sept. 18, 2018 | Stephan Dehmel, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a gastroenterologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Dehmel comes to UAMS with 20 years of experience as a physician and educator in the United Kingdom and Germany….


September 10, 2018

Larry D. Wright, M.D., Joins Internal Medicine Residency Program, Butterfield Trail Village Geriatrics Practice

Portrait of Dr. Wright

Sept. 10, 2018 | Larry D. Wright, M.D., has been named associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Northwest Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He will teach undergraduate and graduate medical education and serve as onsite physician for the geriatrics practice at Butterfield Trail Village in…


September 5, 2018

Sept. 25 Science Café — ‘The Science of Language’

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, The Science of Language, on Sept. 25. Panelists will discuss language peculiarities like word order and meaning, alternate communication methods, cultural impacts of language, and more.


August 28, 2018

McKinnon: Physicians Must Embrace Business as Part of Providing Best Care

Dr. McKinnon at podium

Aug. 28, 2018 | Physicians must be actively involved in the business of medicine to provide better patient care, said Brian J. McKinnon, M.D., MBA, M.P.H., as he gave the inaugural Sharon and Dr. Ted Bailey Distinguished Lectureship in Otology at UAMS.


Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., Joins UAMS as Kidney, Liver, Pancreas Transplant Surgeon

Portrait of Dr. Giorgakis

Aug. 28, 2018 | Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon. Giorgakis also serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Giorgakis will perform liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as hepatobiliary and pancreatic…


August 17, 2018

White Coats Mark Beginning of Medical School Journey for COM Class of 2022

Group shot of UAMS College of Medicine students

As Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., began her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Medicine Class of 2022, she said she felt like she was officiating a wedding.


August 9, 2018

Relationship Enrichment Series for Couples to be Held Sept. 18 – Oct. 9

Aug. 9, 2018 | The Couples Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is holding a four-part series designed to help couples of all ages revive their relationship and gain a better understanding of the issues they face throughout the length of their partnership. The relationship enrichment series will be held from 6-8…


August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research Symposium

Student showing poster to professor

Aug. 3, 2018 | Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk…


August 1, 2018

Virtual Dissection Enables UAMS Students to Explore Human Anatomy

Professor and student using smart table

Aug. 1, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has acquired a 4K-resolution virtual dissection table that allows students to explore human anatomy in 3D with simple gestures common on the average smartphone. Students can swipe, scroll and zoom to rotate images in 3D, explore inside the human body, swipe off sections with…



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