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February 14, 2019

UAMS Physician, Nurse Honored by Legislature

Spencer Watson

Lawrence O'Malley and Jo Smith at the Arkansas State Capitol.

A UAMS physician and nurse were honored Feb. 12 by the Arkansas Legislature with temporary appointments to meet the representatives’ health care needs, along with those of State Capitol guests. Orthopedic specialist Lawrence O’Malley, M.D., and Jo Smith, a nurse and the director of special projects in the UAMS Center for Patients and Families, were…


February 13, 2019

Sally the Robot Now Serving Custom Salads at UAMS

Liz Caldwell

Laura Rule, service line nursing director, was the first at UAMS to have a salad prepared by Sally the robot.

A robot named Sally — the first robot of its kind in the industry — is making customized salads 24 hours a day at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), providing guests and employees with a healthy meal option to meet individual needs. Sally was installed Jan. 30 in the Lobby Café and…


February 11, 2019

40 Employees Complete Certified Research Specialist Program

Yavonda Chase

Forty employees were honored at a Jan. 31 ceremony for successfully completing the Certified Research Specialist (CRS) program in 2018.

Forty employees received their certificates for successfully completing the Certified Research Specialist (CRS) program in 2018 during a Jan. 31 ceremony. Another 132 employees were re-certified in 2018.


February 7, 2019

Patterson Gives Update to UA Board of Trustees

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, gives the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees an update on UAMS' finances and programs.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, gave the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees an update Jan. 31 on the future of UAMS, focusing on the improved financial outlook and efforts to secure National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


January 31, 2019

UAMS-Led Arkansas Stroke Program Named National Hearst Health Prize Finalist

Ben Boulden

Curtis Lowery, M.D., left, pauses during a live video conference. Lowery founded the AR SAVES program, which has been named one of three national finalists for the Hearst Health Prize.

The Arkansas SAVES telemedicine stroke program, led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named one of three national finalists for the 2019 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health.


January 25, 2019

UAMS Honors MLK with Celebration of Diversity and Call to Service

Spencer Watson

Faculty, students and staff listen to keynote speaker Tracy Steele during the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Dozens of UAMS employees gathered for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs, which celebrated the legacy of service advocated by the slain civil rights icon and included the presentation of the Unity Award for completing a collaborative service project.


Outpatient Clinic Reopens After Renovations

Yavonda Chase

The UAMS Allergy, Endocrinology, Podiatry, Pulmonary and Renal clinics are housed in the space that used to be the Internal Medicine North clinic.

The former location of the Internal Medicine North clinic has been completely renovated over the past eight months and reopened Jan. 2 as the new home for the UAMS Allergy, Endocrinology, Podiatry, Pulmonary and Renal clinics.


January 22, 2019

UAMS Volunteers Provide Free Eye Exams, Glasses to Local Students

Spencer Watson

Katie Brown gives student Fily Galicia-Chavez an eye exam on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach at UAMS was a day providing vision care to commemorate a visionary. Nine organizations, four UAMS departments, and two local schools united to provide the opportunity for free eye exams and glasses to students in Little Rock and the surrounding areas.


Fitness Center Classes Prove Popular with Employees

Yavonda Chase

Yoga classes are among the most popular ones offered at the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center offers six classes a day, Monday through Thursday.

The UAMS Fitness Center expanded its class offerings in December. Now members can attend early-morning, lunch or afternoon classes — a flexible schedule that is making many UAMS employees happy.


January 16, 2019

UAMS Celebrates 10 Years in the ‘New’ Patient Tower

Yavonda Chase

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were the first patients to be moved into the new hospital.

Ten years ago, on Jan. 16, 2009, Gov. Mike Beebe stood in the unfinished space we now know as the Hospital Lobby Gallery and said, “This place is magic.” The occasion was the dedication of our new 540,000-square-foot, $200 million hospital.



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