Inside News


April 3, 2020

Johnathan Goree, M.D., Named Arkansas Physician of the Year by Arkansas Business

Amy Widner

Dr. Goree with Healthcare Heroes Logo

Johnathan H. Goree, M.D., an anesthesiologist who specializes in chronic pain and director of the Chronic Pain Division at UAMS was named Arkansas Physician of the Year on April 2 at the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes celebration. The annual awards event was held virtually on YouTube because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In presenting the awards,…


March 24, 2020

Kindness Eases COVID-19 Disruption of Family Vacation

News Staff

Felicia Newman, UAMS Pharmacy technician

Over the past year, UAMS has cultivated a culture of kindness and during these hard times of uncertainty, acts of kindness – no matter how small – help keep us sane. During this time, we need to depend on each other, band together, and continue to share acts of kindness to one another. We can all use a little positive news as we struggle to make sense of COVID-19.


March 20, 2020

Match Day Goes Virtual: COVID-19 Changes, but Can’t Stop Spirit Behind COM Celebration

Amy Widner

Students on screen with Dr. Tariq in foreground

Match Day is always bittersweet, but the Class of 2020 tried to emphasize the sweet over the bitter at this year’s celebration despite the swirling context of a global pandemic and its unprecedented disruptions to daily life. There were still tears — but they were tears of joy, accomplishment and hard work paid off. And…


March 18, 2020

Aerospace Medicine Expert: Reach for the Stars by Finding, Believing your Dream

Amy Widner

Dean McGehee with Dr. Clark and token

It’s possible to do things that have never been done before — like sky dive from near space — if you build on the past, learn from your mistakes, and don’t put limits on your dreams, said Jonathan B. Clark, M.D., the distinguished lecturer at Student Research Day. “Your task is to turn science fiction…


March 13, 2020

Orthopaedics Scholarship Encourages Student Diversity

Spencer Watson

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, examines an x-ray.

The UAMS College of Medicine has established a scholarship to recruit underrepresented minority students to its orthopaedics program, one of only a handful of medical schools in the country to do so. The scholarship provides financial support to encourage fourth-year minority students outside of UAMS to apply for a four-week visiting student rotation in orthopaedic…


March 12, 2020

UAMS Pharmacy Students Help Refugees Navigate Pharmacies

David Wise

NWA Pharmacy Students

As part of resettlement efforts for newly arrived refugees, pharmacy students from the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus recently gave tours of two local pharmacies to refugees in Washington County. Students also provided gift bags of thermometers, toiletries and other basic essentials.


March 11, 2020

UAMS Medical Center Recognized as Center of Excellence for Childbirth Complication Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Amy Widner

Group photo of women's team with honor banner

The Maternal Safety Foundation has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center an Accreta Center of Excellence, recognizing its superior care for a life-threatening childbirth complication called placenta accreta spectrum disorder. UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to receive the designation, which indicates that UAMS has both…


March 6, 2020

March MVPs — Greg Roberts and Tara Bruce

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, presents the March MVP award to Greg Roberts and Tara Bruce in Nutrition Services.

Congratulations to Greg Roberts and Tara Bruce, our March MVPs of the Month!


March 4, 2020

Guest Lecture Addresses Bias toward Health Care Workers

Spencer Watson

Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., chief diversity officer and professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, presents at UAMS on Feb. 26.

What should doctors, nurses or other health care providers do when a patient makes a request that seems discriminatory? Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., chief diversity officer and professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was a guest of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to discuss precisely that situation in a…


February 27, 2020

How Do I Submit an Announcement? (And Other Questions)

Yavonda Chase

The UAMS Announcements are sent out via email every Tuesday and Thursday, excluding state holidays. The Continuing Education/Academic Events email is sent out every Friday to clinical employees and college faculty.



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