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April 23, 2019

Fifth Year of Parkinson’s Symposium Marks Continued Growth

Amy Widner

Demonstrator leading audience in chair yoga

The Parkinson’s Symposium continues to grow each year, welcoming more people who want to learn about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The fifth annual event was held April 7 in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at UAMS, with nearly 200 people in attendance. “Some people have…


April 22, 2019

U.S. Sen Tom Cotton and Family Tour UAMS NICU

Katrina Dupins

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D. greets the Cotton family as the prepare to tour the NICU.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) April 19 to get a glimpse of the life-saving environment that takes care of babies born prematurely, some who have to stay weeks and months separated from their families.


April 19, 2019

State Police Thank UAMS for Saving Officer’s Life

Liz Caldwell

Lila McWilliams with State Police Director Bill Bryant (left) thanks the trauma team for their part in saving her husband’s life.

An Arkansas State Police officer critically injured Jan. 3 in a vehicle accident is alive today because of teams of UAMS physicians, nurses and others who responded in the critical hours and days afterward.


April 17, 2019

UAMS MyChart Offers More Services

Yavonda Chase

UAMS MyChart now offers even more services and convenience!


April 16, 2019

UAMS Hosts Fourth ICARE Conference for Trauma Education

Linda Haymes

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters attended the fourth annual ICARE Conference for Trauma Education at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.


April 12, 2019

Art from the Heart Exhibit Features Creative Works by Employees, Students

Yavonda Chase

An Art from the Heart attendee examines Octahedral with Curve, a woodwork piece created by Shalese Fitzgerald.

UAMS employees and students showed off their creative sides during the Art from the Heart exhibit April 6 at the Arkansas Arts Center.


April 10, 2019

2019 Great 100 Nurses List Includes 29 from UAMS

Spencer Watson

Twenty-nine UAMS nurses were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses.

Twenty-nine nurses from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses.


April 9, 2019

Team UAMS Gets Moving with the #ShowUsYourMoves Challenge

Yavonda Chase

Employees from the UAMS Office of Communications and Marketing stretch during a team meeting.

In the month of February, UAMS had its first challenge for wellness — the Show Us Your Moves UAMS challenge.


April 3, 2019

Genomics Workshop Sparks Students’ Interest in Research

Linda Haymes

Nearly 40 students from across the state gathered at UAMS during spring break to attend a free genomics workshop March 18-20 where they learned about third-generation sequencing through lectures and hands-on computer work.

This spring break about 40 students from across Arkansas passed on the beach and instead advanced their scientific knowledge. Those attending the free workshop at UAMS gained experience with third-generation sequencing, which helps scientists understand the type of genetic information carried in DNA.


April 2, 2019

Garcia-Rill Closing Out Successful 15-Year NIH Grant, Distinguished Career

David Robinson

For Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., successful leadership of the Center for Translational Neuroscience includes his many honors for mentorship of early-career researchers.

After 50 years as a biomedical researcher, Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., is close to hanging up his lab coat. When he does, he’ll look back on the last 15 years as the most rewarding of his distinguished career. “It will be like retiring after winning the Super Bowl,” said the UAMS professor in the Department of…



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