Announcements


January 19, 2022

COVID-19 Impact, Response Remain Center Stage at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson asks a question at the Jan. 7 Town Hall meeting.

A year ago, many hoped the fight against the COVID-19 would be won or near victory by this point and would not have expected that the pandemic would be the focus of the first Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting of 2022.


January 16, 2022

Volunteers Needed

News Staff

Team UAMS has shown great resilience and determination in the fight against COVID-19. We appreciate everyone who has volunteered to help by taking on other duties as part of our “All Hands On Deck” program. Right now, we have a significant need for volunteers to help transport patients. At least three volunteers are needed for each shift,…


January 14, 2022

Healthgrades Ranks UAMS in Top 10% of Nation for Brain Surgery; Also Applauds Stroke Program

Linda Satter

Pictured with the award, left to right: Erika Petersen, M.D., neurosurgeon; John Day, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery; Viktoras Palys, M.D., neurosurgeon; and Ebonye Green, APRN, Department of Neurosurgery. Not pictured: Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., neurosurgeon.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for cranial neurosurgery, according to a new analysis by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Healthgrades awarded UAMS a 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery,…


January 5, 2022

Governor Welcomes 12 National Guard Soldiers to UAMS COVID Testing Facility

Yavonda Chase

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks with National Guard soldiers who have been deployed to UAMS to help with COVID-19 testing.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson visited the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Tuesday to welcome 12 Arkansas National Guard soldiers who were assisting with COVID-19 testing.


January 3, 2022

Graduate School Celebrates Students, Faculty and Staff at Annual Winter Awards Reception

Linda Haymes

"One of the best lessons this pandemic has taught us is there are lots of ways to do things right," Graduate School Dean Robert McGehee Jr., Ph.D. told a crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff at a recent Annual Winter Awards reception.

Students, faculty and staff from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School celebrated recent achievements with a reception and awards presentation on Dec. 9. A crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff gathered in the atrium of the Biomedical II building for an afternoon reception before departing for winter break. Graduate…


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.


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 15, 2021

UAMS-led Proposal Competing for $75 Million to Advance Health Care and Technology in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Build Back Better Regional Challenge Finalist

A proposal led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is in the running to receive about $75 million in federal funding for a health care workforce and technology initiative in Northwest Arkansas. The UAMS-led effort is among 60 finalists from around the nation announced December 13, 2021, by the U.S. Department of…


December 10, 2021

UAMS Physicians Among Top Doctors in America

Kalee Sexton

UAMS physicians are among the Top Doctors in Arkansas.

Physicians at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors.


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.



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