Inside News


December 17, 2018

UAMS Gets into Holiday Spirit with Employee Celebration

Yavonda Chase

The amazing Nutrition Services staff prepared meals for 9,000 UAMS employees. “This was a herculean effort, and I can’t praise my staff enough for all of the work they put into this meal,” said Director Tonya Johnson.

The holiday spirit was alive and well at UAMS as thousands of employees descended on the cafeteria Thursday, Dec. 6, for a turkey or ham dinner and all the fixins’. The festivities also occurred around the state at the various Regional Campuses.


December 14, 2018

Head Start Elves, Reindeer and Santa Carol at UAMS

Spencer Watson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson greets students from Head Start Sherwood, who came to carol on campus.

Though a dreary mist darkened the midmorning sky outside, it was all brightness and cheer in the offices of UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, as 19 preschool carolers from UAMS Head Start Sherwood came to spread the holiday spirit.


December 13, 2018

Seven Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Yavonda Chase

Molly the therapy dog is part of the Special Pets Offering Therapy (SPOT) program. She, and others dogs in the program, spent time in the Library during November and December to provide stress release for students and employees.

The holidays can be a stressful time. The Arkansas Employee Assistance Program offers these seven tips for managing holiday stress.


December 10, 2018

UAMS Blanket Drive Warms Homeless and the Heart

Spencer Watson

From left: UAMS students Phuong Gip, Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna, Dalith Bessemepseayuk and Thelma Juarez distributing blankets to the homeless at Canvas Community Church.

Hundreds of homeless or housing insecure people in and around Little Rock now have something to help them stay warmer during the winter months all because a student in the UAMS College of Nursing just happened to witness – and be inspired by – a specific act of kindness.


December 6, 2018

Alumni Association Holds Open House with Miss Arkansas

Yavonda Chase

Miss Arkansas 2018 Claudia Raffo signs an autograph for a fan. Raffo and four former Miss Arkansas titleholders were special guests at the UAMS Alumni Association holiday open house.

The UAMS Alumni Association held a holiday open house Dec. 4 in the Administration West building, as they welcomed Miss Arkansas 2018 Claudia Raffo to the UAMS family.


November 30, 2018

POWER Workshop Promotes Better Maternal Outcomes

Ben Boulden

Lisa Miller, a lawyer and nurse midwife, speaks to her audience at the POWER workshop about legal issues in perinatal care.

Lisa Miller has a rare skill set that includes training as a lawyer and as a nurse midwife.
On Nov. 15 at UAMS, she put both to use with an audience of dozens of nurses and clinicians attending the POWER workshop at UAMS.


November 27, 2018

UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries Highlights Collaboration, Variety of Approaches in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Spencer Watson

UAMS researchers present their work investigating methods of combatting the opioid epidemic.

A variety of solutions with which to attack the ongoing national opioid epidemic took center stage at the 22nd Showcase of Medical Discoveries, held Nov. 14 in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


November 20, 2018

UAMS Honors Employees for Their Service

Yavonda Chase

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Mary Cantrell stop for a photo at the Employee Services Awards ceremony.

UAMS honored 1,350 employees for their years of service in ceremonies on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1.


November 13, 2018

First “Play Reading Remedy” Examines Patient/Physician Relationship

Yavonda Chase

The cast of "W;t," including Richard Wheeler, M.D., (third from left), tells the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a 50-year-old professor of 17th century English literature who has been diagnosed with stage four metastatic cancer.

UAMS faculty and standardized patients joined faculty and students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance to present “W;t,” Oct. 24 in the Rahn Building.


November 9, 2018

UAMS Ensures Bright Smiles at Boo at the Zoo

Yavonda Chase

The Delta Dental Tooth Fairy encourages Boo at the Zoo participants to get their free fluoride varnish application.

Some of Central Arkansas’ witches, ghosts and goblins are smiling bright thanks to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).



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