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May 19, 2023

UAMS, Project SEARCH Celebrate Decade of Partnership, 10th Graduating Class

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, third from right, stands with UAMS Project SEARCH 2023 graduates, left: Colby Fountain, Jakiyah Williams, Courtney Carroll, Carson Patty, Chase Caterbury, Patterson, Ranal Freeman II and Abby Bogoslavsky

Along with the 10th class of students to graduate from Project SEARCH on May 16, UAMS and Project SEARCH also reached a milestone – 10 years of working together for the benefit of those students.

May 12, 2023

Arkansas Research Alliance Selects UAMS Researchers as Scholar, Fellow

Benjamin Waldrum

John Imig and Antiño Allen

The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) recently announced that two researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be joining their ranks. John Imig, Ph.D., an accomplished scientist focused on cardiovascular, metabolic and kidney diseases, was named an ARA Scholar, and Antiño Allen, Ph.D., a researcher known for his insight into the effects…

May 10, 2023

Author of ‘Hemingway’s Brain’ Discusses Forces that Led to Ernest Hemingway’s Suicide

Linda Satter

Andrew Farah, M.D., discusses the medical and psychological influences that affected Hemingway.

| A forensic psychiatrist who spent 17 years studying Ernest Hemingway presented a detailed look at the neurological and mental health issues that contributed to American writer and journalist’s suicide. The Nobel Prize-winning author was found dead July 2, 1961, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head at his home in Ketchum, Idaho, where…

May 9, 2023

Bates Co-Authors a Book Detailing History of Tuberculosis in Arkansas

Kev' Moye

Dr. Bates

Joseph Bates, M.D., M.S., associate dean for public health practice for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has co-authored a book chronicling the history of tuberculosis in Arkansas. Bates and Larry Floyd wrote “Stalking the Great Killer: Arkansas’s Long War on Tuberculosis.” The book is the culmination…

April 28, 2023

Health Professionals Can Play Important Role in Combatting Climate Change, Guest Lecturer Says

Linda Satter

Victor J. Dzau, M.D., discusses links between climate change and health care at the inaugural lecture for the Richard and Ellen Sandor Lecture Series on Medicine and Sustainability.

Health professionals in the United States have an important role to play in the climate crisis because it is also a public health crisis, Victor J. Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine, told an audience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). As the inaugural lecturer for The Richard and…

April 27, 2023

College of Medicine Recognizes Exemplary Team Members at 2023 Dean’s Honor Day

Tamara Robinson

David L. Davies, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences (center) is the UAMS College of Medicine's 2023 Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner. He is joined on stage by Interim Dean and UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor G. Richard Smith, M.D., (left) and his nominator, Gwen Childs, Ph.D., chair of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences.

 The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) paid tribute to outstanding faculty and staff at the college’s annual Dean’s Honor Day celebration on April 25. Capping the ceremony, the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Service Award was presented to David L. Davies, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and…

April 14, 2023

50 Years Later, Prevention Still Key for Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center

Benjamin Waldrum

Ari Filip with poison shelf

In 1973, the UAMS College of Pharmacy created the Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center — a free, statewide resource to supply rapid, sophisticated and up-to-date poison and drug information. Fifty years later, that mission still resonates just as strongly. “A centralized poison center for the state of Arkansas began as an idea over 50…

March 9, 2023

UAMS Ceremony Recognizes Pioneers in Black History Wall of Honor Exhibit

Chris Carmody

UAMS leaders and members of the Black History Wall of Honor Exhibit stand together after the closing ceremony.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) held a Feb. 28 ceremony to recognize members of UAMS’ 2023 Black History Wall of Honor Exhibit.  The exhibit, which was displayed in the hospital’s first-floor admissions and discharge area during Black History Month, highlighted the accomplishments of Black pioneers…

February 14, 2023

UAMS Celebrates Life of Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D.

Linda Satter

Andrew Morris, Ph.D., addresses the crowd, flanked by his late wife's portrait and son Edward, as well as the family dogs Saleh and Carmine.

About 120 people and two dogs gathered Feb. 9 in the Fred Smith Auditorium to participate in a live-streamed celebration of the life of Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., who was the executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and dean of the UAMS College of Medicine.

December 9, 2022

UAMS Hosts Panel Discussion on Experiences in Military Service

Chris Carmody

David Williams, assistant registrar for veterans' services, describes his experiences from 13 years of service in the Marine Corps.

Four UAMS employees who served in the military or have close ties to service members shared their experiences during a virtual event hosted by the Veterans Subcommittee of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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