February 22, 2024

UAMS to Hold Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference on March 1

Benjamin Waldrum

The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service State Office, located at 2301 S. University Ave., in Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Brain Injury Program will hold the 2024 Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference: Total Wellness from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas…

February 20, 2024

Low Vision Clinic Helps Patients Get Their Quality of Life Back

Benjamin Waldrum


Most people are familiar with needing glasses for being farsighted or nearsighted. Low vision, however, can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. There is a way forward, though, and it starts at the Low Vision Clinic at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. Low vision is…

February 14, 2024

ACT Names College of Pharmacy Student to Inaugural Cohort of Student Scholars

Benjamin Waldrum

Abbi Kidd

The Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) named UAMS College of Pharmacy student Abbi Kidd as part of the inaugural cohort for its Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leaders Program. Kidd is a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). This year, the program…

February 2, 2024

College of Pharmacy Students Place High at National Competitions

Benjamin Waldrum

COP ACCP Competition 2023

UAMS College of Pharmacy students recently reached two milestones on the national level, ranking high in competitions for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A team of Tori Hoggard, Lexi Jacobus and Dylan Yowell was the national runner-up at the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, held during…

November 16, 2023

College of Pharmacy’s First Black Female Graduate: Experiences “Just Made Me Stronger”

Benjamin Waldrum

Sharon Thomas in 1975

Sharon D. Thomas-Harris, P.D., COP ’76, initially wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a pharmacist, but once she made her decision, she followed through. The UAMS College of Pharmacy’s first Black female graduate persevered despite discrimination. Today, she’s still working and passing her knowledge down to the next generation. “I can’t believe I’ve been…

November 8, 2023

UAMS Receives $1 Million Department of Justice Grant to Help Reduce Violent Crime in Pine Bluff Schools

Benjamin Waldrum

Stanley Ellis, Ed.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help reduce violent crime in and around Pine Bluff schools. The project, School Telemedicine in Arkansas for Lessons in Trauma-informed Education (STARLITE), aims to…

October 26, 2023

UAMS Police Protect and Serve: ‘We Are Very Safe Here’

Benjamin Waldrum

Chief Robert Barrentine

Keeping the peace and ensuring safety is a full-time job for any police officer. For members of the UAMS Police Department, being the only police force in the state that serves both a university and a hospital often means having to do more with less.

October 20, 2023

‘Miracles Still Happen’: After Nearly Losing His Eye, Conway Man Sees Clearly Again

Benjamin Waldrum

Jeremy Richie JEI

Four years ago, Jeremy Richie’s life turned upside-down when an accident blinded him in his left eye. Now, after multiple surgeries, a special contact lens and a team effort from eye specialists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, his sight has been restored to almost normal….

October 19, 2023

Lions Club Donates $10,000 to Jones Eye Institute for Cataract Surgeries

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Lions Club Donation

Members of the Lions Eye Bank and Lab Board, composed of Lions from various clubs around Arkansas, recently made a $10,265 gift to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, in support of its ongoing work restoring sight to Pacific Islander patients across the state. Arkansas Lions Clubs…

October 18, 2023

New Pharmacy Scholarships for 2023 Highlight Perseverance, Service

Benjamin Waldrum

Masked COP Students

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy acknowledged graduating classes past and present this year with the creation of three new scholarships. They recognize the unique contributions of each class and will help support students in the future. Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., announced in April the creation of three new scholarships:…

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