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October 15, 2018

Accomplished Pianist Dedicates Concert to Long-time UAMS Employee

Yavonda Chase

Richard Glazier paid tribute to the Gershwin brothers in “Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery” on Sept. 28 at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

Acclaimed pianist Richard Glazier delighted a full house as he paid tribute to the Gershwin brothers in “Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery” on Sept. 28 at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.


October 10, 2018

2018 Employee Service Awards — The Honorees

Yavonda Chase

Thank You for Your Service

Eighteen* UAMS employees are being honored this year for their four decades or more of service. We want to thank them for their years of dedication to improving the health and well-being of all Arkansans.


October 5, 2018

19th Geriatric Update Spotlights Caring for Patients with Terminal, Advanced Dementia

Ben Boulden

Angela Catic, M.D., speaks about tube feeding versus hand feeding with advanced dementia patients.

In caring for a patient with advanced dementia, hand feeding can give them something much more than simply nutrition near the end of life. It can give them a feeling of comfort, support and contentment, Angela Catic, M.D., said to the audience at the 19th annual Geriatric Update and Long-term Care Conference held Sept. 20-22 at UAMS.


October 4, 2018

UAMS Tops Half a Million in Oct. 2 Day of Giving

Amy Widner

Group photo with check

Over a 24-hour period beginning early Oct. 2 and ending in the wee hours of Oct. 3, the foundation for UAMS received more than $500,000 for the state’s only health sciences university in response to the second annual UAMS Day of Giving fundraising campaign.


October 2, 2018

Symposium Spotlights Psychology of Sickle Cell Disease

Ben Boulden

The Rev. Johnny Smith talks about the faith community and attitudes toward illness and health.

By 2014, Shamonica Wiggins had reached a point where she couldn’t cope with her sickle cell disease. She felt lost and defeated until a therapist helped her try a new approach.


October 1, 2018

Research Induction Ceremony Marks Formal Beginning to Ph.D. Path

Amy Widner

Student helped into white coat

One minute they were all students — the next, they were scientists.

It’s a little bit of magic that happens annually at the UAMS Graduate School’s Research Induction Ceremony, when Ph.D. candidates from a variety of disciplines put on the white lab coats that symbolize their dedication to science.


September 27, 2018

Showcase Puts COBREs in Spotlight

Amy Widner

People talking and looking at posters

Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so.


September 26, 2018

Room Service Coming to UAMS Hospital

Kate Franks

Wendell Foster, a Nutrition Services chef who prepares meals for patients, cooks a hamburger. On Oct. 2, patients will be able to order room service.

Beginning Oct. 2, patients in the UAMS hospital will be able to call Nutrition Services and order their own meals. Orders can be placed from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and orders will be delivered to patient rooms within 45 minutes.


September 25, 2018

Second Annual UAMS Day of Giving Sets Goal of $400,000 in 24 Hours

Linda Haymes

UAMS Day of Giving Oct. 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), seeking to build on last year’s success, will hold its second annual Day of Giving on Oct. 2 and aims to raise $400,000 in 24 hours through donations to its foundation.


September 24, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Benjamin Waldrum

First-year medical students Brittany Demmings and Tia'Asia James meet Edith Irby Jones, M.D. (at right) after receiving scholarships created in her name.

Sept. 24, 2018 | A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American medical student in the South, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served.



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