December 27, 2021

UAMS Holiday Celebration Gains Efficiency While Bringing Cheer

Ben Boulden

At this year’s Holiday Celebration on Dec. 16, 5,568 people came through the cafeteria line for a no-cost-to-them holiday lunch.

Smiling faces and the satisfied appetites of thousands of members of Team UAMS showed that university organizers have learned how to efficiently and cheerfully serve holiday meals to about 10,000 employees.

UAMS Stays on Course despite New Challenges from COVID-19 Pandemic

Ben Boulden

The Little Rock campus of UAMS in early fall 2020, as viewed through the branches of a tree along Hooper Drive, was home to many positive developments in 2021.

As UAMS did everything it could to fight COVID-19, it maintained its commitment to excellence and its core values during the public health crisis — a commitment that was noticed by multiple national organizations and publications.

December 16, 2021

UAMS Patient Story, Nurses Get National Acclaim

Ben Boulden

Rebecca Thacker, right, speaks Dec. 6 before the public unveiling of the new DAISY wall at UAMS.

Out of 1.8 million stories of nurses worldwide caring for patients, the story of a family at UAMS and its gratitude for two nurses took center stage at a national nursing conference. And, in early December, 12 UAMS nurses who each had won a monthly DAISY award in the preceding year gained greater recognition on…

December 9, 2021

New Report by CDC, UAMS Finds 1 in 44 Arkansas 8-Year-Olds Have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ben Boulden

Maya Lopez, M.D., is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.

A new report shows the number of 8-year-old Arkansas children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is significantly higher than data released two years ago by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

December 7, 2021

December MVP — Kristie Cervantes

Ben Boulden

Kristie Cervantes, LPN, left, is surprised by Chancellor Cam Patterson as he informs her she is the MVP for December.

The MVP for December is Kristie Cervantes. Kristie is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology, and she wonderfully represents the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate.

December 3, 2021

Outpatient Pharmacy Quadruples in Size in Remodeled Space

Ben Boulden

Pharmacy technicians serve patients at the new, greatly enlarged front counter of the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy.

Operations have improved and customer service enhanced at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, all because of its ongoing expansion to an adjacent space. “Plans have been around for years that we weren’t able to implement,” said Layton Kelley, Pharm.D., senior director of pharmacy for Outpatient Services. “We needed more space to be able to continue to…

November 18, 2021

College Honors Three Faculty Members

Ben Boulden

The College of Health Professions recently recognized three exceptional faculty members.

Melissa Halverson, Pharm.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, received the college’s 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award.

November 16, 2021

IT Security Tightens to Prevent ‘Zoombombing’

Ben Boulden

Zoom and UAMS are implementing tighter security measures for Zoom meetings. Effective immediately, all Zoom meetings scheduled on the UAMS Zoom account will require a passcode. Note that meeting links should never be published to web pages.

UAMS Compliance ‘Champions’ for 2021 Chosen

Ben Boulden

To highlight Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week from Nov. 7-13, each of the four areas of the UAMS Office of Institutional Compliance has selected one member of Team UAMS to recognize as their Compliance Champion. 

November 5, 2021

Updated: Rahn Bridge Closed for Renovation

Ben Boulden

Rahn Bridge over Campus Drive and between Parking 2 and the Rahn Building closed Nov. 9 to allow for its renovation. Construction will take about four to six months. The closing was originally scheduled for Nov. 4.

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