Inside News


August 13, 2020

Stocked & Reddie Celebrates One Year of Serving Team UAMS

Yavonda Chase

Calvin Tunstall picks up a gallon of milk at Stocked & Reddie. The food pantry celebrated its first birthday in July.

Stocked & Reddie celebrated its one-year anniversary with cupcakes and the resumption of Thursday hours – all in its new location in the Monroe Building (formerly the Red Cross building).


White Coats Symbolize Hope as Med School Freshmen Start Journey

Amy Widner

Professor in foreground while student dons white coat on screen behind

The physician’s white coat still inspires hope, even when it’s seen over a screen or during a pandemic – maybe even especially so. Some symbols transcend all else. Charles Matthew Quick, M.D., the keynote speaker for the 2020 College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 7, kept bringing it back to hope as he…


August 11, 2020

Center for Health Literacy Wins APEX Award for Wellness Guide

Linda Haymes

Booklet cover

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has won an APEX award for its guide to help teens and adults learn to maintain or improve their emotional wellness. The award, sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. More than 1,200…


August 7, 2020

Pinckard-Dover is First Female to Graduate UAMS Neurosurgery Residency

Amy Widner

Dr. Pinckard-Dover and Dr. Petersen pre-op

It doesn’t take long for many young girls to be exposed to messages about what girls “can” and “cannot” do. Thankfully, Heather Pinckard-Dover never got the memo. She is the first female neurosurgeon to complete a residency at UAMS, Arkansas’ only academic health sciences center. “From the time I was little, my parents were always…


August 6, 2020

UAMS Health Rolls Out New Commercials

Yavonda Chase

UAMS Health released two commercials this week reassuring patients that UAMS is open for business.

UAMS Health rolled out two new television commercials this week to assure our patients we are open for business and taking every precaution for their safety – at the Medical Center, at our clinics and at Regional Campuses around the state.


August MVP — Alex Morris

Yavonda Chase

Alex Morris is the MVP of the Month for August.

Congratulation to Alex Morris, our August MVP of the Month!

Morris, an access coordinator at the UAMS Northeast Regional Campus in Jonesboro, is always willing to pitch in wherever needed.


August 5, 2020

UAMS Students Assist Homeless Shelters with COVID-19 Supplies

Ashley McNatt

Austin Larey and Ansley Scott

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, three of the top needs in Arkansas homeless shelters are hand sanitizer, masks and gloves, according to a recent Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health survey of 48 shelters. But not only did the students and faculty reach out to determine needs, they stepped up to work…


August 3, 2020

Day Camp for UAMS Employees’ Children during Pandemic Concludes with Fun, Merriment

Linda Haymes

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, visited with children who attended the UAMS Day Camp at Pulaski Heights Middle School for a celebration on the last day of camp.

When the last day of the UAMS Day Camp arrived July 31, teachers and volunteers said farewell to the children they had spent the last three months caring for with an outdoor party reminiscent of a county fair or carnival. A summer shower shortly before the mid-day event did not dampen the festivities. The children…


July 30, 2020

Student Town Hall Addresses Diversity in UAMS College of Medicine

Spencer Watson

Natasha Thompson, a medical student and president of the UAMS Dr. Edith Irby Jones chapter of the Student National Medical Association, speaks at White Coats for Black Lives on June 11. Thompson helped organize a student town hall on diversity for the College of Medicine on July 7.

Administrators for UAMS and the College of Medicine met with minority medical students July 7 in a town hall to discuss steps the university can take to reinforce a diverse atmosphere within the college and throughout the institution.


July 28, 2020

UAMS Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in State by U.S. News & World Report

Amy Widner

Badges for best hospital and top ENT

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having the best hospital in the state, and its ear, nose and throat (ENT) department was ranked among the top 50 nationwide. “Our health care professionals and support staff at UAMS are dedicated to providing the best…



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