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July 24, 2020

Legislators Donate Lunches for Frontline COVID Workers

Spencer Watson

Deb Hutts, Sgt. Greg McKinney and Yukari Juniel offer thanks for lunches donated by members of the Arkansas Legislature to those working COVID-19 screening sites at UAMS.

Members of the Arkansas Legislature showed their appreciation for those at UAMS who continue to work on the front lines screening and testing Arkansans for COVID-19, as well as those working to care for patients already diagnosed during the pandemic. The effort was spearheaded by state Rep. Jamie Scott, who contacted Marcia Dunbar, UAMS volunteer…


July 23, 2020

UAMS Named ‘Best Place to Work’ in Best of Arkansas Poll

Spencer Watson

UAMS was chosen as the “Best Place to Work” in the Arkansas Times’s 2020 Best of Arkansas poll.

UAMS was chosen as the “Best Place to Work” in the Arkansas Times’s 2020 Best of Arkansas poll. UAMS was also among the finalists in the “Best Hospital” and the “Best Diet/Weight Loss Center” categories.


July 21, 2020

Art from the Heart Celebrates Creativity of Team UAMS

Yavonda Chase

Gohar Azhar, M.D., submitted two pieces for the Art from the Heart exhibit, including "Together." Twenty members of Team UAMS submitted artwork for the exhibit, which was presented via Zoom on July 9.

The second “Art from the Heart: Creative Works from Team UAMS” went virtual July 9 as about 60 people tuned in to celebrate the creativity of UAMS employees and students.


July 17, 2020

Chancellor Encourages UAMS to ‘Mask Up;’ Leadership Provide Updates at Town Hall

Amy Widner

Dr. Patterson at podium

Team UAMS pledged to #MaskUpUAMS and heard from the chancellor and senior leadership about the university’s finances, educational plans for the fall, and the latest COVID-19 case projections at a July 16 Town Hall. More than 900 employees participated virtually and others were masked and socially distanced in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium for the…


July 15, 2020

Office of Interprofessional Education Hosts Virtual Quality Improvement Conference

Yavonda Chase

Derrick Henry, M.D., a UAMS resident physician, presents "Orthopedic Add-on Case Delays, a Quality Improvement Project" during the second annual Quality Improvement for Advanced Learners Program (QIALP) conference on June 24.

The Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) hosted its second annual Quality Improvement for Advanced Learners Program (QIALP) conference via Zoom on June 24. QIALP is a quality improvement program designed to train advanced learners, such as residents and fellows, to work effectively on interprofessional teams. Each team includes two faculty facilitators, said Wendy Ward, Ph.D.,…


July 14, 2020

Awardees Celebrated at First-ever MVP Luncheon

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, center, stops for a photo with nine of the 12 MVP award winners celebrated July 10 at a noon luncheon.

July 14, 2020 | After enjoying a meal prepared by UAMS MVP Greg Roberts, another eight of Roberts’ fellow MVP awardees listened as Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, praised and thanked each of them one more time. “When we started the MVP program a year ago, we knew we were going to identify some great…


July 10, 2020

July MVP — Sgt. Greg McKinney

Yavonda Chase

Sgt. Greg McKinney of the UAMS Police Department is the July MVP of the Month.

Congratulations to Sgt. Greg McKinney, our July MVP of the Month.


July 8, 2020

ENT Residents Score Among Top in Nation at In-Service Exam

Amy Widner

Portraits of ENT residents

After setting a goal to best themselves, the residents in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ended up besting most of the nation at this year’s in-service exam. UAMS scored in the top three or four among the 100-plus ENT residency programs in the nation. The in-service exams for each specialty are good practice…


July 6, 2020

Supportive Conversations Hotline Offers Employees Someone to Talk To

Yavonda Chase

Susan McDougal, director of pastoral care at UAMS, is one of several volunteers for Supportive Conversations, a 24/7 hotline for UAMS employees who need to someone to listen. "Being able to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through and can talk with you through your immediate crisis is so valuable.”

During this stressful time of social isolation in the midst of a pandemic, employees need someone to talk to, said Susan McDougal, director of pastoral care at UAMS.


July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Draws Hundreds to North Little Rock Drive-thru

Ben Boulden

Working at the COVID-19 testing drive-thru at Shorter College in North Little Rock, a UAMS nurse takes a minute to enter some patient information into an iPad.

The UAMS Mobile Triage team offered COVID-19 testing to anyone who came to their drive-thru June 30 at Shorter College in North Little Rock, and hundreds of people showed up in response. For a brief time before police could reroute the vehicles, cars and trucks were backed up onto the nearest Interstate 30 off ramp….



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