January 15, 2019

UAMS AR-IMPACT: Untangling the Opioid Epidemic One Week at a Time

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS AR-IMPACT, nearing its one-year anniversary, received continued funding from the Blue & You Foundation. From left, Curtis Barnett, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield president and CEO; UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Patrick O'Sullivan, Blue & You Foundation executive director; and G. Richard Smith, M.D., director of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, at the check presentation held Jan. 14.

The UAMS AR-IMPACT program, nearing its one-year anniversary, has a prescription for health care providers: use each week, as needed. Physicians and specialists have taken advantage by video conferencing in from across the state as they battle the opioid epidemic. Through free weekly live video conferences hosted by a multidisciplinary and interprofessional team of UAMS…


December 20, 2018

John Alexander Jr., M.D., to Join UAMS South in January 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

Alexander has practiced family medicine in Magnolia for 35 years.

John Alexander Jr., M.D., a longtime Magnolia family medicine doctor, will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) South Regional Campus faculty in January 2019. Alexander, a 1980 graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine, has practiced family medicine in the area for 35 years. “The addition of Dr. John Alexander to the…


December 10, 2018

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

Benjamin Waldrum

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history. “This incredible gift will provide for countless students in…


November 14, 2018

UAMS Named High Performer for Third Consecutive Year by Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Benjamin Waldrum

For the third consecutive year, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a high performer by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). UAMS is one of only 54 such high-performing organizations in the U.S. recognized by AHP. High performers represent the organizations in the top 25 percentile for net production…


October 29, 2018

Tim Dockery Recognized in Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Forty Under 40 List

Benjamin Waldrum

Dockery developed and initiated the 1879 Society, whose members have committed $43 million in future gifts to support education, research and clinical care.

Tim Dockery, J.D., executive director of principal and planned gifts for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected for the inaugural Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Forty Under 40, which recognizes future leaders within the health care philanthropy community. “I’m grateful for this recognition and want to say thank you to…


September 28, 2018

Seth Berney, M.D., Invested in Inaugural Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology

Benjamin Waldrum

Seth Berney, M.D., receives his commemorative medallion from Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D.

Seth Berney, M.D., chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 25 as the inaugural professor of the Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology. Berney, who also is director of the UAMS rheumatology fellowship program, has more than 20 years…


September 24, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Benjamin Waldrum

First-year medical students Brittany Demmings and Tia'Asia James meet Edith Irby Jones, M.D. (at right) after receiving scholarships created in her name.

Sept. 24, 2018 | A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American medical student in the South, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served.


September 21, 2018

Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro Receives $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Third-year medical student Zoe Weeks (center), flanked by UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., shakes hands with Corey Little, president of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co.

Sept. 21, 2018 | Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro has been awarded the $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Weeks, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University…


September 19, 2018

William Ventres, M.D., Invested in Ben Saltzman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine

Benjamin Waldrum

William "Bill" Ventres, M.D. (second from left) with his wife, Estella, and daughter Cory, as well as (from left) College of Medicine Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D., Erick Messias, M.D. and Daniel Knight, M.D.

Sept. 19, 2018 | William “Bill” Ventres, M.D., M.A., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 17 as the holder of the Ben Saltzman, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine.


September 14, 2018

Boyers Welcome Pattersons at Friends of UAMS – Northwest Arkansas Event

Benjamin Waldrum

Tommy and Sylvia Boyer hosted UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and wife Kristine Patterson, M.D., at the latest Friends of UAMS event in Fayetteville.

Sept. 14, 2018 | Wet weather kept few away from the Fayetteville home of Tommy and Sylvia Boyer, as more than 130 guests poured in Aug. 30 to welcome UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, for the latest Friends of UAMS event in northwest Arkansas. Tommy Boyer is a member of the University of Arkansas…



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