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February 3, 2021

February MVP — Marcia Dunbar

Ben Boulden

Marcia Dunbar

Congratulations to Marcia Dunbar, our February MVP of the Month. Marcia is the volunteer coordinator for UAMS Volunteer Services. This is what her nominator has to say: Marcia is full of energy and a smile for anyone she passes. Her kindness is contagious as she genuinely cares about those she interacts with on a daily…


February 1, 2021

‘Showcase’ Spotlights Digital Health using Digital Connection

Ben Boulden

Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., left, Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., center, and Nalin Payakachat, Pharm.D.; Eswaran and Payakachat were presenters Jan. 21 at the Showcase of Medical Discoveries. Ho is UAMS vice chancellor for research.

Digital technology was both the method of connecting presenters and the focus of the UAMS College of Medicine’s “Showcase of Medical Discoveries: Digital Health & Innovation” on Jan. 21. Digital health uses interactive video, data and imaging devices as well as a patient’s computer, smart phone or tablet to deliver specialized medical services and expertise….


January 29, 2021

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Inaugural Provost’s Innovator Awards

David Robinson

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Inaugural Provost Innovator Awards

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) today announced four UAMS faculty as recipients of the inaugural Provost’s Innovator Awards. Established by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Research and Innovation, the grants of $25,000 each support groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact projects that are likely to establish new clinical approaches or achieve…


January 26, 2021

Expert Panel Answers COVID-19 Questions at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, introduces Jan. 22 the panel of UAMS expert physicians at the Town Hall. They are, left to right, Michelle Krause, Nirvana Manning, Robert Hopkins and Keyur Vyas.

That the health benefits of being vaccinated against COVID-19 far outweigh the grave risks of the disease or any potential vaccine side effects was the consensus of a UAMS College of Medicine panel of experts Jan. 22 during the chancellor’s monthly Town Hall. UAMS Chancellor and UAMS Health CEO Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, said while…


January 25, 2021

Service and Knowledge Encouraged at Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Spencer Watson

UAMS Serves MLK

The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was the topic of a Jan. 21 virtual celebration hosted by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The event was organized by volunteers on the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement subcommittee. Emphasizing King’s legacy of service, the event also kicked off the 2021 UAMS Serves…


January 14, 2021

UAMS Health Back and Neck Clinic Launched

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 launched 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 Neurosurgeon…


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…



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