Inside News


January 14, 2021

UAMS Health Back and Neck Clinic to Open Jan. 19

Ben Boulden

Back and neck pain will affect over 50-80% of all adults at some point.

The new UAMS Health Back and Neck Clinic will launch Jan. 19 to combine the best of established programs in both areas of care in one location, 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. “When you integrate and combine specialty providers you can provide care that is more streamlined,” said J.D. Day, M.D., a UAMS…


January 11, 2021

January MVP — Sharon Martin

Ben Boulden

Sharon Martin, MVP for January

Congratulations to Sharon Martin, our January MVP of the Month. Sharon is a research coordinator for the UAMS Rural Research Network within the Translational Research Institute (TRI). This is what her nominator has to say: Sharon is based at UAMS East Regional Campus, Helena-West Helena. On Nov. 4, she was calling potential research participants about…


January 7, 2021

UAMS Opens Outdoor Fitness Court

Spencer Watson

The new Fitness Court is located off 4th and Cedar streets. It is currently open for employees and students.

A new Fitness Court for use by employees and students has opened at Fourth and Cedar streets. The court is a partnership with UAMS and the National Fitness Campaign. Pedestrian access approaches from the east. “This new addition to the UAMS campus is meant to be a benefit not only to our employees and students,…


January 4, 2021

UAMS Medical Center Discharges Its 1,000th COVID-19 Patient

Ben Boulden

Michael Kent, seated left, holds a sign announcing he is the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged by the UAMS Medical Center. Behind Kent, left to right, are UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, UAMS Medical Center CEO Steppe Mette and hospitalist Franklin Gray.

Confetti flew while cheers and applause echoed down a UAMS Medical Center hallway as UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, guided Michael Kent in a wheelchair between rows of exuberant physicians, nurses and staff. Kent was the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged and to start his journey home. Kent, who works as a senior…


December 31, 2020

UAMS Fitness Center Is Ready to Help You Reach Your Goals

News Staff

Adam Carter works out in the UAMS Fitness Center.

By Adam Carter January is the time to move out of the holiday season and into the New Year. Now is the time to focus on healthy self-care. One constant element of 2020 has been stress, and exercise is one of the better ways to manage it. Fitness facilities have been no exception to changes…


December 29, 2020

Faces of UAMS — Lynn Hawkins

Ben Boulden

Lynn Hawkins

Meet Lynn Hawkins, Program Director in the UAMS Office of Strategy Management and Administration and Chief Officer of Communications and Special Initiatives with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership. Listen as she discusses the satisfaction she gets from working with rural hospitals in Arkansas and facilitating their collaboration.


December 23, 2020

UAMS Brings COVID-19 Supplies to Drive-Thru Event in Little Rock

Linda Satter

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson hands a large tote bag containing masks, hand sanitizer and bilingual information on Covid-19 during a drive-thru event Dec. 22 at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock.

UAMS executives, volunteers and two state representatives handed out large tote bags containing masks, hand sanitizer and bilingual information on Covid-19 during a drive-thru event Dec. 22 at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, stopped by to greet volunteers, meet with dignitaries and help hand out bags, telling drivers,…


December 22, 2020

UAMS Triage Team Honored by DAISY Foundation for Compassionate COVID-19 Response

Ben Boulden

The nurses on the COVID Triage Team who designed the awardi-winning screening process are: Sherri Traffanstedt, RN., left; Deborah Hutts, M.S.N., RN, center; and Rebeca Bryan, RN.

LITTLE ROCK – Nurses in the COVID-19 Triage Team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were honored by the national DAISY Foundation and the California-based HealthImpact nonprofit organization for devising a screening process for patients who are homeless or rely on public transportation.


December 17, 2020

Team UAMS Celebrates with Holiday Meal, Virtual Festivities

Yavonda Chase

Nutrition Services employees serve the holiday meal on Dec. 10. “Nutrition Services employees have the hardest job each year with putting on this celebration, and they all do it with smiles on their faces and absolutely wonderful attitudes,” said organizer Annabeth Johnson.

The holiday spirit was alive and well as thousands of UAMS employees across the state enjoyed a holiday meal prepared by Nutrition Services staff.


December 16, 2020

Year in Review: UAMS in 2020 Helps Lead COVID-19 Response, Keeps Focus on Missions

Ben Boulden

UAMS adapted quickly in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic while retaining its commitment to its missions of patient care, medical education and research.

Almost nothing about 2020 has been typical. UAMS nevertheless adapted to the COVID-19 global pandemic, stayed true to its core missions and helped lead state efforts to combat the disease. UAMS responded quickly and robustly to the pandemic’s public health threat in keeping with its 140-year history of patient care, medical education and research. Classes…



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