March 21, 2019

John Dornhoffer, M.D., Sees Personal Account on Cochlear Implants Published in JAMA

Amy Widner

John Dornhoffer, M.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is a cochlear implant surgeon who also understands what it is like to receive a cochlear implant. His insights are the topic of an article published today in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dornhoffer is chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head…


March 15, 2019

Match Day Tests Nerves, Offers Huge Payoffs to Graduating Medicine Seniors

Amy Widner

Student smiling at podium

Dreams really can come true — and for the 160-plus College of Medicine seniors who attended the annual Match Day event on Friday, those fulfilled wishes came in the form of envelopes that revealed where they will spend the next three to seven years as they complete their residency training. “It feels surreal,” said Daniel…


March 14, 2019

Nobel Laureate Says Teamwork, Relationships, Social Involvement Vital for Scientists

Amy Widner

Scientist at podium addressing large crowd

Science is about relationships, Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, M.D., told the standing-room-only crowd at Student Research Day. The work is collegial, the results are meant to be shared, and its discoveries are inseparably linked to a wider social and political context.


March 26 Science Café — ‘Amateur Astronomy: Just Look Up!’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Amateur Astronomy: Just Look Up!, on March 26. Panelists will discuss amateur astronomy; citizen science; and how to join in the fun of observing the moon, planets, comets, eclipses, galaxies, nebulas and more. Science Café…


March 6, 2019

History of Medicine Society to Hold Annual Dinner April 5

Amy Widner

The public is invited to the Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions’ annual dinner and lecture from 6-9 p.m. April 5 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The meeting will be held in the UAMS Medical Center Lobby Gallery. Parking is available in the Parking 1 deck. Laura Smith,…


February 26, 2019

T.W. Morris III, M.D., Joins UAMS as Neurosurgeon

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Morris

T. W. Morris III, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurosurgeon and treats patients in the UAMS Neurosurgery Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. He is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery. Morris’ main clinical interests are the…


February 19, 2019

Feb. 26 Science Café — ‘Lab Tests: What Results Tell Doctors’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Lab Tests: What Results Tell Doctors, on Feb. 26. Panelists will discuss how lab tests serve as general tools, answer specific questions, and track ongoing conditions and treatments.


Nobel Laureate, Cancer Expert to Give Distinguished Lecture

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Varmus

The public is invited to hear Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, M.D., an expert in cancer biology and former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), at 8:30 a.m. March 12 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The free lecture, “Cancer Research: Then and Now,” will be…


February 6, 2019

Digitally Assisted System Improves Retina Surgery

Amy Widner

Surgical Technician Don Kinney demonstrates the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System during surgery.

The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS is now using the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System for surgeries on the eye’s retina as part of its ongoing effort to harness the latest technology in the name of improving patient care. Designed for digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery, the system makes performing these surgeries easier for…


February 1, 2019

First Act After Hearing Loss Surgery: Propose to Fiancé

Amy Widner

Chad King playing the piano

“Yes” was the first word Chad King of Redfield wanted to hear when he got his cochlear implant. “On the day my implant was activated, I went home and proposed to her,” King said. “I wanted to be able to hear her say ‘yes’ to me.” King’s girlfriend, Jamie, did, indeed, agree to become his…



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