Inside News


January 19, 2022

COVID-19 Impact, Response Remain Center Stage at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson asks a question at the Jan. 7 Town Hall meeting.

A year ago, many hoped the fight against the COVID-19 would be won or near victory by this point and would not have expected that the pandemic would be the focus of the first Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting of 2022.


January 14, 2022

Healthgrades Ranks UAMS in Top 10% of Nation for Brain Surgery; Also Applauds Stroke Program

Linda Satter

Pictured with the award, left to right: Erika Petersen, M.D., neurosurgeon; John Day, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery; Viktoras Palys, M.D., neurosurgeon; and Ebonye Green, APRN, Department of Neurosurgery. Not pictured: Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., neurosurgeon.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for cranial neurosurgery, according to a new analysis by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Healthgrades awarded UAMS a 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery,…


January 5, 2022

Governor Welcomes 12 National Guard Soldiers to UAMS COVID Testing Facility

Yavonda Chase

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks with National Guard soldiers who have been deployed to UAMS to help with COVID-19 testing.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson visited the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Tuesday to welcome 12 Arkansas National Guard soldiers who were assisting with COVID-19 testing.


December 27, 2021

UAMS Holiday Celebration Gains Efficiency While Bringing Cheer

Ben Boulden

At this year’s Holiday Celebration on Dec. 16, 5,568 people came through the cafeteria line for a no-cost-to-them holiday lunch.

Smiling faces and the satisfied appetites of thousands of members of Team UAMS showed that university organizers have learned how to efficiently and cheerfully serve holiday meals to about 10,000 employees.


December 16, 2021

UAMS Patient Story, Nurses Get National Acclaim

Ben Boulden

Rebecca Thacker, right, speaks Dec. 6 before the public unveiling of the new DAISY wall at UAMS.

Out of 1.8 million stories of nurses worldwide caring for patients, the story of a family at UAMS and its gratitude for two nurses took center stage at a national nursing conference. And, in early December, 12 UAMS nurses who each had won a monthly DAISY award in the preceding year gained greater recognition on…


December 15, 2021

UAMS-led Proposal Competing for $75 Million to Advance Health Care and Technology in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Build Back Better Regional Challenge Finalist

A proposal led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is in the running to receive about $75 million in federal funding for a health care workforce and technology initiative in Northwest Arkansas. The UAMS-led effort is among 60 finalists from around the nation announced December 13, 2021, by the U.S. Department of…


December 10, 2021

UAMS Physicians Among Top Doctors in America

Kalee Sexton

UAMS physicians are among the Top Doctors in Arkansas.

Physicians at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors.


December 6, 2021

COVID-19’s Impact on Asian-Americans Significant but Not Well-Documented, Associate Dean Says

Linda Satter

Sara Tariq, M.D., illustrates her talk with graphics.

There is a tendency when discussing the impact of COVID-19 in America to treat all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as a monolith, Sara Tariq, M.D., associate dean of student affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, told a crowd of mostly students on Nov. 18. “Painting us with…


December 3, 2021

UAMS Provides Medical Support for Little Rock Marathon

Kalee Sexton

Volunteers stand in front of an ambulance

More than 60 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) employees volunteered to provide medical services during the 2021 Little Rock Marathon.


Outpatient Pharmacy Quadruples in Size in Remodeled Space

Ben Boulden

Pharmacy technicians serve patients at the new, greatly enlarged front counter of the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy.

Operations have improved and customer service enhanced at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, all because of its ongoing expansion to an adjacent space. “Plans have been around for years that we weren’t able to implement,” said Layton Kelley, Pharm.D., senior director of pharmacy for Outpatient Services. “We needed more space to be able to continue to…



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