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August 21, 2019

Simulation Immerses Nursing Students in Details of the Operating Room

Spencer Watson

Pam deGravelles (center) gives nursing students an introduction to the operating room simulation suite and high-fidelity manikin.

About a dozen nurses gathered around a patient strapped to a table in a cold operating room. In the background sat an intubation laryngoscope, anesthesia machine, sonogram equipment and cabinets full of bandages, tape, clamps, alcohol wipes, equipment, and other necessities found in any operating room. Four at a time, the nurses listened together through…


August 20, 2019

Orientation Gives New Students a Comprehensive Overview of College Year Ahead

Ben Boulden

The 75 members of the College of Pharmacy's Class of 2023 spent two-and-a-half days in orientation in a variety of activities and hearing from a wide array of faculty and students.

Aug. 20, 2019 | By the end of the third and final morning of orientation classes for first-year students of the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Anh Vu said he had no more uncertainties about what was ahead of him. “They answered all the questions that I didn’t even know I had,” said Vu, a first-year…


August 15, 2019

College of Medicine Freshmen Don White Coats to Start Med School Journey

Amy Widner

Student putting on white coat

What does it mean to wear the physician’s white coat? Reassurance. Competence. Professionalism. Cleanliness. Responsibility. Trust. For patients, yes, but what about for the College of Medicine Class of 2023? Its 174 members donned their white coats for the first time during the White Coat Ceremony, held at Robinson Auditorium before a crowd of family,…


August 13, 2019

Students Learn Animation, Robotics and Applications in Health Care

Spencer Watson

Student-built robots battles for an audience at the conclusion of the UAMS NERDIES Health Sciences Camp.

A program called UAMS NERDIES Health Sciences Camp recently gave some sixth through eighth graders the chance to learn how digital art and design could be combined with health care careers. Taught by a Northwest Arkansas digital art and design school called PIXEL, the program was brought to UAMS at the invitation of the Center…


August 12, 2019

Lions International Foundation President Visits UAMS from Korea

Spencer Watson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson receives a donation supporting Regional Programs from Jung-Yul Choi, president of the Lions Club International Foundation.

The president of the Lions Club International Foundation visited UAMS on Aug. 5 to present an award of $61,000 to UAMS Regional Campuses, which is working with the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute to provide vision screenings to all Arkansans with diabetes. Jung-Yul Choi, of Busan, Republic of Korea, was welcomed to campus…


August 9, 2019

UAMS Partners With Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Expand Comprehensive Digital Health Network

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Mahlon O. Maris, M.D., Curtis Barnett, Angela Wimmer, M.Ed., and Curtis Lowery, M.D., pose in front of a digital health interpretive wall commemorating the digital health partnership and honoring Maris' legacy.

A $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will enable the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to advance digital health statewide to provide patients better and more streamlined access to health care. The grant was announced today as leaders from UAMS…


August 8, 2019

Digital Health Obstetrics Program Earns Attention of Cabinet Secretary, States

Ben Boulden

Curtis Lowery, M.D., second from left, stops for a photo with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar, fifth from left, during a break in the secretary's Roundtable with Rural Health Innovators. Lowery gave a presentation at the roundtable along with representatives from programs in other states who are showen here with Lowery and Azar.

Aug. 8, 2019 | The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Obstetrics Program has gotten the attention of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and of several states interested in duplicating them or using them to improve rural health care. In early July, Curtis Lowery, M.D., director of the Institute for…


August 6, 2019

August MVP — Zina Kidd

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and Amber Daugherty, information technology manager, congratulate Zina Kidd (left) on being the UAMS MVP of the Month. Kidd works in the Appointment Business Center.

Congratulations to Zina Kidd, the August MVP of the Month! Zina is a patient relations representative in the Appointment Business Center who has been a member of Team UAMS for 23 years. Her kindness and compassion are evident to everyone she interacts with.


UAMS Head Start Program Receives $41 Million Grant

Spencer Watson

Head Start students enjoying a surprise donation of books, games and toys in 2018.

The Head Start/Early Head Start Program in Pulaski County, which has been administered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics since 1998, has received a grant of $41 million from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will be used to operate the program and is structured to…


August 1, 2019

Fitness Center Gets New Cardio, Strength-Training Equipment

Yavonda Chase

Adam Carter, manager of the UAMS Fitness Center, works out on an XT-One machine, one of six new pieces of equipment in the Fitness Center.

Members of Team UAMS looking to work up a sweat at the Fitness Center now have six new pieces of equipment to help them in their fitness journey.



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