December 7, 2018

First UAMS Digital Health Conference a Hit for Researchers, Providers

David Robinson

Curtis Lowery, M.D., welcomed the 80-plus attendees to UAMS' first Digital Health Conference.

Nearly everyone in the audience raised their hand when Curtis Lowery, M.D., asked if they used their smartphones for banking or making purchases. In welcoming UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference on Nov. 30, he told the 80-plus attendees the health care industry has been frustratingly slower to follow the banking industry’s embrace of digital technology….

UAMS Exercise Study Looking for Pregnant Women with Depression

David Robinson

Ten pregnant women are needed for a study testing exercise as a possible treatment for depression during pregnancy.

A new study at UAMS is testing whether exercise for pregnant women with depression could become an evidence-based treatment and alternative to antidepressant medications. The pilot study supported by the UAMS Translational Research Institute is the first to test exercise as a possible treatment option for depression during pregnancy. Ten pregnant women with depression are…

November 26, 2018

UAMS Recognizes Community Partners at Awards Dinner

David Robinson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA (left), and TRI Director Laura James, M.D. (far right), presented the award to the Rev. William H. Robinson, Deborah Bell and Arlene Williams.

Better Community Development Inc. (BCD), which has a 25-year history of collaboration with UAMS, received the Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award at the UAMS Translational Research Institute Community Partner Celebration.

November 16, 2018

UAMS Graduates 10 from Community Scientist Academy

David Robinson

The fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy graduates are (l-r): Christine Murrell, Karen Boone, NaKisha Holmes, Sherita Williams, Sarah Pilcher, Jerusha Wynn, Dr. Julia Chears-Young, Jay Young and Ferrin Lunestad.

Researcher Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., threw down the gauntlet for the 10 graduates of the UAMS Community Scientist Academy. “You can’t stop here,” Haynes, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Public Health, said in her keynote speech. She urged the group at their Oct. 30 graduation to share their experience in the academy on social…

October 31, 2018

Klimberg Lectureship Brings Breast Cancer Luminaries Back to UAMS

David Robinson

Isabel Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., with Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., said Klimberg and UAMS changed her life.

Breast cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the last 20 years, with UAMS surgical pioneers such as V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Isabel T. Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., helping lead the way. Rubio, of Madrid, Spain, spent time at UAMS starting in 1996 as a Virginia Clinton Breast Oncology Fellow. She recently shared some of…

October 26, 2018

Amputation Pain Study at UAMS Enrolling Participants

David Robinson

Erika Petersen, M.D.

People with frequent and recurring pain from an amputated leg are being enrolled in a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research study of a device designed to reduce amputation pain. Led at UAMS by Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher, the study is part of a clinical trial being conducted at sites…

September 19, 2018

Visiting Lecturer: Swelling Key to Diagnosing Mozart’s Death

David Robinson

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., pointed to Mozart's edema/anasarca (swelling) as key to his theory on Mozart's death.

Sept. 19, 2018 | At 35, Mozart was feeling well and was as productive as ever, then a sudden illness killed him less than two months before his 36th birthday. The cause of death has been the subject of speculation ever since, with more than 100 proposed diagnoses. Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., MBA, was invited…

September 18, 2018

Public Invited to Attend Fall 2018 UAMS Community Scientist Academy

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans interested in having a voice in UAMS research programs or simply learning how research is done are invited to participate in UAMS’ Fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy. Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, the Community Scientist Academy will be on Tuesdays each week beginning Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, from…

August 30, 2018

Health Summit Invites Faith and Community Leaders, Health Care Providers and Researchers

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas faith leaders, community leaders, students, educators, health care providers, social workers, and researchers are invited to the FAITH Network Summit on Sept. 14 to address health disparities in the state. The conference, presented by the FAITH Network, is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Centre at University Park in…

August 23, 2018

UAMS’ Registry Hits 5,000 Volunteer Milestone

David Robinson

Anita Rose, of North Little Rock, said her mother's breast cancer inspired her to join the volunteer registry.

Aug. 23, 2018 | A registry that matches people’s health interests with research studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) now has more than 5,000 Arkansans signed up.

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