April 3, 2020

Johnathan Goree, M.D., Named Arkansas Physician of the Year by Arkansas Business

Amy Widner

Dr. Goree with Healthcare Heroes Logo

Johnathan H. Goree, M.D., an anesthesiologist who specializes in chronic pain and director of the Chronic Pain Division at UAMS was named Arkansas Physician of the Year on April 2 at the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes celebration. The annual awards event was held virtually on YouTube because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In presenting the awards,…


March 30, 2020

Research Shows Hypothyroidism Patients Who Choose Alternative Therapies Cite Effectiveness, Improved Symptoms

Amy Widner

Researchers near science poster

Three out of four people with an underactive thyroid using an alternative “natural” treatment not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration report that they do so because it is more effective than the standard therapy, according to research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Mayo Clinic. Freddy J.K….


March 20, 2020

Match Day Goes Virtual: COVID-19 Changes, but Can’t Stop Spirit Behind COM Celebration

Amy Widner

Students on screen with Dr. Tariq in foreground

Match Day is always bittersweet, but the Class of 2020 tried to emphasize the sweet over the bitter at this year’s celebration despite the swirling context of a global pandemic and its unprecedented disruptions to daily life. There were still tears — but they were tears of joy, accomplishment and hard work paid off. And…


March 18, 2020

Aerospace Medicine Expert: Reach for the Stars by Finding, Believing your Dream

Amy Widner

Dean McGehee with Dr. Clark and token

It’s possible to do things that have never been done before — like sky dive from near space — if you build on the past, learn from your mistakes, and don’t put limits on your dreams, said Jonathan B. Clark, M.D., the distinguished lecturer at Student Research Day. “Your task is to turn science fiction…


March 11, 2020

UAMS Medical Center Recognized as Center of Excellence for Childbirth Complication Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Amy Widner

Group photo of women's team with honor banner

The Maternal Safety Foundation has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center an Accreta Center of Excellence, recognizing its superior care for a life-threatening childbirth complication called placenta accreta spectrum disorder. UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to receive the designation, which indicates that UAMS has both…


March 9, 2020

UAMS to Offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Amy Widner

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is offering the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program for the first time. Participants learn mindfulness techniques that foster positivity, inner strength and peace while providing useful skills for navigating difficulty, stress, illness and pain. The program is an eight-week, nine-session training in mindful awareness and meditation skills….


March 3, 2020

Aerospace Medicine Expert to Give Distinguished Lecture March 10

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Clark

The public is invited to hear a free lecture from Jonathan B. Clark, M.D. — an expert in aerospace medicine who has served numerous roles for NASA and the U.S. Navy — at 12:30 p.m. March 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Clark will present “Touch the Future: Research, Medicine and…


March 2, 2020

Surgeon First in U.S. to Perform New Hysterectomy Surgery

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Burnett

Alexander Burnett, M.D., a gynecologic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide and the first in the United States at the cutting edge of a new scarless and almost painless technique for hysterectomy.


February 13, 2020

Feb. 25 Science Café — ‘Mental Health, Burnout & Life Balance’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Mental Health, Burnout and Life Balance, on Feb. 25. Panelists will discuss mental health, stress, job burnout and life balance. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham…


February 11, 2020

James Graham, M.D., Named Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UAMS College of Medicine

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Graham

James Graham, M.D., a longtime educational leader in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has been named the college’s executive associate dean for academic affairs. Graham, previously associate dean for undergraduate medical education since 2010, assumed the new role after the retirement of Richard P. Wheeler, M.D., on Jan. 31….



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