June 28, 2018

81-Year-Old Training for Second Ride for Research for UAMS Myeloma Institute

Ashley McNatt

UAMS Myeloma Institute patient Don Gephardt, 81, begins training for his second Ride for Research.

June 28, 2018 | Don Gephardt of North Little Rock, loves to cycle. At 81, he’s not letting his age or his diagnosis put the brakes on any of the miles he covers on the 16-speed Litespeed he bought in early 1997 to ride across the United States. Three years ago, after his physician found…


June 13, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., MBA as the Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics

Ashley McNatt

Barr

June 13, 2018 | Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Frederick “Rick” E.  Barr, M.D., MBA as the recipient and steward of the Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics on Tuesday, June 12. In 2006, the Arkansas Children’s…


June 7, 2018

Susan Long, Ed.D., Named Dean of UAMS College of Health Professions

Ashley McNatt

Long, Susan

June 7, 2018 | Longtime educator and administrator Susan Long, Ed.D., has been named dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Long, a UAMS faculty member since 1992, had been serving as interim dean since the retirement of Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., on Dec. 31, 2017. She…


May 29, 2018

Community Factors Drive Hospital Readmissions in the Delta

Ashley McNatt

Chen

May 29, 2018 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) call for revision to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to reduce unintended consequences that could threaten the health care delivery system in the Mississippi Delta region in a new study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The program provides…


May 17, 2018

Arkansas FAITH Network Selected for National Public Health Leadership Program

Ashley McNatt

May 17, 2018 | The Arkansas FAITH-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) Network has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for Public’s Health program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Arkansas FAITH Network is a collaboration of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and faith-based…


May 7, 2018

May 22 Science Café — ‘CSI & Evidence Collection’

Ashley McNatt

May 7, 2018 | Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, CSI & Evidence Collection, on May 22. Panelists will discuss crime scene best practices, types of evidence, collection methods and how society defines and responds to crime. Science Café will be…


May 1, 2018

Joan Cranmer, Ph.D., Wins Outstanding Woman Faculty Award

Ashley McNatt

Cranmer

May 1, 2018 | Joan M. Cranmer, Ph.D., a professor with the Department of Pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine recently was honored with the 2018 Outstanding Woman Faculty Award by the UAMS Women’s Faculty Development Caucus. The award is presented to a woman who is a mentor and role model with a record…


April 23, 2018

UAMS Program to Expand in Five Arkansas Counties to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication

Ashley McNatt

April 23, 2018 | Organizations in five Arkansas counties are invited to participate in programs offered free of charge by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) designed to improve doctor-patient communication. The How to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor program will be provided to clinics, hospitals, schools and other interested community organizations in…


April 18, 2018

Long-Term Myeloma Survivor Uses Photos, Humor to Inspire

Ashley McNatt

Kathy Kupka produced humorous greeting cards to help her as she fought myeloma.

April 18, 2018 | In April 2001, I was photographing a young boy in my home studio and decided to bring my cockapoo, Buddie, to the photo session to make the boy laugh. When I bent over to pick up my little dog, I broke my collarbone. My doctor told me I had Multiple Myeloma……


April 16, 2018

Teresa Kramer, Ph.D. Honored For Work With Child Abuse Victims

Ashley McNatt

April 16, 2018 | Teresa Kramer, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Senator Percy Malone Child Protection Award by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas (CACA). Kramer received the award April 11 at a luncheon at the William…



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