Announcements


September 23, 2022

UAMS Speaks Out Against Racial Inequities in Health Care

Chris Carmody

Participants stand together after the White Coats for Black Lives event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Students and employees gathered in front of UAMS Medical Center to oppose disparities and structural racism in health care that adversely affect Black communities and to hear about efforts by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide equitable care for everyone. The White Coats for Black Lives event was first held in…


September 19, 2022

UAMS Ramping Up ‘Resource Optimization’ Efforts for Fiscal Year 2023

Benjamin Waldrum

Gold and Staggers

In response to rapid inflation and increased patient care expenses, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is expanding a successful savings initiative to find $85 million in savings for fiscal year 2023. UAMS has returned to pre-pandemic levels of surgeries and patient visits and is meeting expectations for clinical revenues, grants and contracts….


September 13, 2022

September MVP — Janet Hopper

Ben Boulden

Janet Hopper, September 2022 MVP

Meet Janet Hopper, the MVP for September. Janet serves UAMS as a grants/cost accounting data manager.


September 8, 2022

BioVentures Team Aims to ‘Change Culture,’ Help Researchers Advance Discoveries

David Robinson

Kevin Sexton, M.D., here at a recent planning retreat, is making organizational changes at BioVentures that he hopes will help more researchers commercialize their discoveries.

Kevin Sexton, M.D., stepped into the role as president of BioVentures LLC this year with a vision and a plan for increasing commercialization resources to UAMS-affiliated researchers.


UAMS to Offer Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

News Staff

UAMS' Mindfulness Program is offering a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program online starting Sept. 27.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Mindfulness Program is offering the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program online starting Sept. 27.


August 16, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Basks in Two Decades of Success

Kev' Moye

Joseph Bates, M.D., speaks to Samantha Wells, a doctoral student in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, following her Grand Rounds presentation at the Arkansas Department of Health.

Standing behind a podium in the Rahn Auditorium, Joseph Bates, M.D., MS., prepared to present an award during the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s 2022 Convocation.


UAMS Begins Training for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program

Chris Carmody

Physicians take part in point-of-care ultrasound training at the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

More than two dozen physicians from across the state gathered at the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in Little Rock for a training session that served as a first step in a program to expand the use of point-of-care ultrasound.


August 2, 2022

August MVP — Melissa Bryan

Ben Boulden

Melissa Bryan

Meet Melissa Bryan, the MVP for August. Melissa serves UAMS as a diagnostic radiology technologist in the Internal Medicine Service Line.


July 22, 2022

UAMS Nurses Enjoy Cooking, Eating, Learning through Culinary Medicine

Ben Boulden

Rebecca Smith, left, and Dees Davis, right, cook a frittata during a workshop in late June in the UAMS Culinary Medicine Kitchen.

The UAMS Culinary Medicine Kitchen offers Team UAMS members like Dees Davis, RN, an opportunity to eat what they have learned at the end of a class.


July 19, 2022

UAMS Researchers Publish Advances in Use of Noninvasive, Miniature Laser-Based Blood Scanner for Disease Identification

David Robinson

The journal Scientific Reports recently published the research findings of co-authors Vladimir Zharov, right, and James Y. Suen, left.

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team has published new advances in its ability to detect cancer, infections and other medical conditions using a portable blood sensor that does not require needles or other invasive methods. Scientific Reports, a Nature Portfolio journal, published the work led by UAMS’ Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc.,…



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