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December 5, 2019

UAMS Researcher Teresita Bellido Named ARA Scholar

Ben Boulden

Teresita Bellido, UAMS' newest ARA Scholar, second from right, talks to UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, second from left and other dignitaries before the formal ceremony recognizing her as an ARA Scholar.

UAMS’ Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., an internationally known leader in bone research, was named an Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Scholar at a news conference today at the State Capitol. Bellido, who will receive $500,000 from the ARA to further her research, was presented with a certificate by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D.,…


December 4, 2019

December MVP — Gina Boshears

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, congratulations December MVP Gina Boshears.

Congratulations to Gina Boshears, our December MVP of the Month!


November 27, 2019

Cancer Research Highlights Largest-Ever Showcase of Medical Discoveries

Susan Van Dusen

Stephanie Byrum, PhD

Scientists conducting cancer research in the lab, clinic and community gathered Nov. 20 at the 26th UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries to share their projects and discuss ways to work together.


November 22, 2019

Deep Roots — For CHP’s Faculty Alumni, There’s No Place Like UAMS

Yavonda Chase

Twenty-eight members of the College of Health Professions faculty graduated from UAMS. (L-R, first row) Tony Baker, Catherine Smith, Con-nie Bracy, Layla Simmons, Lisa Rhoden, Cherika Robertson, Claire Tucker (second row) Lindsay Gilbert, Kathy Atkinson, Katy Warren, Lindsey Clark, Alicia Baird (third row) Ellis McVoy, Tiffany Lepard Tassin, John Calloway, Tonya Cook (fourth row) Jason Key, Leslie Spurlock, Art Maune (top row) Bryson Howard, Lesley Jones, Betholyn Gentry, Tom Jones. Not shown: Shannon Turley, Christi Arthur, DeAndria Green, Allison Wingfield and Ashley McCrary.

For some faculty members in the College of Health Profession, their roots at UAMS go deep — all the way back to when they were students themselves.


November 21, 2019

Team UAMS Builds Thanksgiving Bags for Stocked & Reddie

Yavonda Chase

About 150 members of Team UAMS volunteered to build Thanksgiving bags for Stocked & Reddie, the UAMS food pantry.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Thanksgiving at UAMS. Members of Team UAMS gathered Nov. 12 in the Hospital Lobby Gallery to put together Thanksgiving baskets for Stocked & Reddie, the on-campus food pantry.


November 20, 2019

UAMS Breaks Ground on a more than $150 Million Energy Project at Main Campus

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, speaks at the start of the groundbreaking ceremony for a $150 million energy project as UA Board of Trustees Chair John Goodson, Christina Clark, UAMS chief operating officer and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. wait to address attendees.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) broke ground today in a ceremony marking the start of a more than $150 million energy project, including a new $49 million electrical power plant. The project is being paid for by a bond issue approved this year by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. Shovels…


November 15, 2019

Caucus Celebrates 30 Years of Women Faculty in Research

Amy Widner

Dr. Davidson by gesturing by poster

The Women’s Faculty Development Caucus celebrated 30 years by turning a spotlight on women in research at UAMS, while also setting new goals to ensure that progress continues.


November 14, 2019

UAMS Adds Two New Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms

Katrina Dupins

Mamava Pods

Nov. 14, 2019 | Breastfeeding at UAMS just became a little more convenient for employees and visitors alike with the recent installation of two additional clean, private areas for nursing moms to pump or breastfeed. On Nov. 6, two 50-square-foot, wheelchair-accessible Mamava lactation rooms arrived. Users can access the room through a free mobile app….


Chancellor Gives UAMS Health Update at Town Hall

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, spoke to employees about UAMS Health and other important topics during a Nov. 6 Town Hall meeting.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, shared more details about UAMS Health while Chief Financial Officer Amanda George gave an update on UAMS’ financials at the latest Town Hall meeting Nov. 6.


November 12, 2019

UAMS Celebrates Veterans with Luncheon, Care Packages

Spencer Watson

Veterans, now serving in the UAMS Police Department, served as the color guard for a flag ceremony to open the Veterans Day luncheon.

Dozens of veterans and active duty members representing all five major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard — attended a luncheon as part of a month of ongoing events to celebrate employees and students at UAMS who serve. “Today we honor our UAMS employees and…



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