September 21, 2018

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

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

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

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…


September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.


August 7, 2018

UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell Awarded $651,000 for Program Expansion

Barr Reception Group Photo

Aug. 7, 2018 | The Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell, a pediatric program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received a three-year, $651,000 grant from the Schmieding Foundation to expand its programs and support operations. The center, which provides state-of-the-art developmental assessment and care for children birth through 18, is part…


August 2, 2018

Hat Club of Little Rock Lifts UAMS Neonatal Program with $30,000 Gift

Close to two dozen Hat Club members collectively presented a check July 13 to UAMS Consortium board members.

Aug. 2, 2018 | Flush with young professionals and new fathers, members of the Hat Club of Little Rock recently presented a $30,000 check to benefit the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Close to two dozen of the club’s members collectively presented a check July 13 to UAMS Consortium board members Daniel Beck, Mitsy…


June 26, 2018

Bank of America Supports UAMS Diversity Programs with $24,000 Gift

June 26, 2018 | Bank of America continued its longstanding support of UAMS on June 19 with a gift of $24,000 to support the summer enrichment programs of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Chancellor’s Circle. This marks the seventh consecutive year Bank of America has supported the center’s programs, which benefit students…


June 22, 2018

Patterson Receives Warm Welcome at Friends of UAMS – Fort Smith Event

Chancellor Patterson chats with Mardell McClurkin of Alma.

June 22, 2018 | More than a hundred community members and well-wishers braved the heat and humidity to pack the halls of the UAMS West Family Medical Center in Fort Smith on June 14 for a Friends of UAMS event introducing Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. The new chancellor, whose first day at UAMS was…


June 20, 2018

UAMS Establishes Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology with $1 Million Gift from Chris Rakhshan

June 20, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology thanks to a $1 million gift from her father, Chris Rakhshan, in gratitude to the physician who saved her life. UAMS will name a professor to the Rakhshan Chair at a later time. Rakhshan, of…


June 6, 2018

Extending a Hand: Chancellor Patterson Greets UAMS Employees, Staff

Chancellor Patterson met several hundred UAMS employees. many who stood in long lines to say hello.

June 6, 2018 | UAMS employees arrived in droves at the Lobby Gallery on June 5 to meet new UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, who welcomed them with open arms – and selfies. Patterson, whose first day at UAMS was June 1, stood in the middle of the gallery and greeted each employee in…



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