February 25, 2020

Patient Moves Forward in Sickle Cell Care and in Life

Ben Boulden

Jayla Buford recently transitioned into the UAMS Adult Sickle Cell Clinical Program from Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Feb. 25, 2020 | Maturing into adulthood often means leaving familiar things behind while embracing new ones, and Jayla Buford did just that in late 2019 as a sickle cell patient. Buford had been receiving care through the sickle cell program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital since she was 4. In late 2019, now an adult,…


February 24, 2020

UAMS Schmieding Program to Provide Free Respite Training for Volunteer Caregivers March 5 in Fort Smith

Ben Boulden

The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program in Fort Smith, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is offering free Respite Volunteer Training on March 5 in Fort Smith. The all-day training session will he held 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Center, 2414 S. 57th St.,…


February 18, 2020

UAMS Receives $2.3 Million to Reimburse Facilities that Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use

Ben Boulden

Michael Mancino, M.D., oversees the MATRIARC program at UAMS. UAMS recently received a $2.3 million grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services for the medication-assisted treatment of opioid-use disorder.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently received $2.3 million from the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) to compensate facilities across the state providing opioid use disorder patients with medication-assisted treatment. The money will allow medical providers to offer treatment for opioid use disorder to patients without insurance or the ability to pay…


February 10, 2020

Poison and Drug Information Center at UAMS Inspires Career Choices

Ben Boulden

Josh Harper, Pharm.D., a certified specialist in poison information, takes a call while working in the Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center.

Spending a month last May in the Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center helped Masha Yemets, a UAMS College of Pharmacy student, define the career path she wants to follow. Yemets, who graduates in May, spent that month answering calls in the center from a broad cross-section of the public. “I had an inkling I…


Lisa Smith Named Director of UAMS Library

Ben Boulden

Lisa Smith has been named director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library. She replaces Jan Hart who retired as library director in late 2019. Before coming to UAMS in early January, she served in Fort Worth, Texas, for three years as executive director of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South…


January 30, 2020

Free Dementia Care Workshop for Family Caregivers to be Held Feb. 12 in Texarkana

Ben Boulden

A free family caregiver workshop, “Dementias,” will be offered Feb, 12 in Texarkana for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.  The workshop is presented by the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held…


January 28, 2020

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Gives $817,000 to Upgrade Digital Health Network in State’s Rural Hospitals

Ben Boulden

CEOs of Arkansas hospitals that are part of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, UAMS and Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials gather for a group photo after a news conference in Pine Bluff.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has awarded $817,000 to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help South Arkansas hospitals and clinics improve how they exchange patient information and ensure better continuity of care during patient transfers.


January 27, 2020

Free Dementia Care Workshop for Family Caregivers to be Held Feb. 7 in Little Rock

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – A free family caregiver workshop, “Dementias,” will be offered Feb, 7 in Little Rock for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.  The workshop is presented by the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program. The workshop, which is open to the…


January 24, 2020

UAMS Professor’s New Book Sheds Light on Neuroscience and the Law

Ben Boulden

Edgar Garcia-Rill holds a copy of the recently published "Fundamentals of Neuroscience and the Law," which he co-authored with the late Erica Beecher-Monas.

If science isn’t about the search for absolute truth but instead the search for the best possible answer, then a UAMS professor hopes he and his late co-author have found the best answers so far to questions about neuroscience and the law. Cambridge Scholars Publishing recently released a new textbook on the subject “Fundamentals of…


January 23, 2020

Free Tickets Available for TEDxUAMS Feb. 7

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be hosting TEDxUAMS from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at 501 Jack Stephens Drive. Following the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), TEDxUAMS aims to present multiple issues and a…



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