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July 30, 2019

UAMS Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in State by U.S. News & World Report

Amy Widner

Badge honoring UAMS as No. 1 Hospital in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having the best hospital in the state, and its ear, nose and throat (ENT) department was ranked among the top 50 nationwide. “The world now knows what we know — wonderful things are happening here at UAMS…


July 29, 2019

Summer Outreach Programs Steer Students to Health Sciences

Spencer Watson

Students learn about cardiovascular disease during the health professions portion of the Academy of Pre Health Scholars program.

There is no lack of learning during the summer, or so goes the thinking at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, which hosted a continuum of programs during the out-of-school months for students from kindergarten to high school, all intended to spark an interest in health sciences. Two programs in particular, the Junior STEM Academy…


July 26, 2019

Summer Undergraduate Researchers Get First Taste of Real Science

Amy Widner

Group shot of students

Twelve undergraduate students from across the United States worked in real labs, doing real research this summer at UAMS — many of them for the first time. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research is hosted annually by the UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs and is funded by the…


July 25, 2019

Vice Chancellor for Research Highlights Goals for NCI Designation

Ben Boulden

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for research, presents two new displays celebrating recent grants to UAMS researchers.

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for research, outlined some of what UAMS needs to do to grow and support research at all levels and areas in preparation of an attempt for National Cancer Institute Designation during the July 23 Research Staff Meeting.


July 23, 2019

Staff Cereal Drive Haul Represents 652 Boxes

Spencer Watson

The staff of H4 trauma/surgical/cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit donated the equivalent of 652 boxes of cereal to the Arkansas Foodbank.

The staff of H4 trauma/surgical/cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, including nurses and nursing assistants, harnessed their own generosity and combined it with that of numerous other donors to provide a plentiful donation of cereal to the Arkansas Food Bank.


July 18, 2019

Stocked & Reddie Opens Its Doors to Serve UAMS

Yavonda Chase

Stocked & Reddie, the new UAMS food pantry, opened its doors July 15. Participants are able to select the fresh produce, frozen Cafeteria meals and nonperishable items that best suit their family. Photo credit, Bryan Clifton

Fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen Cafeteria meals, peanut butter and cereal — Stocked & Reddie, the UAMS food pantry, opened its doors July 15 offering all of these and more to students and employees who struggle with food insecurity.


July 16, 2019

UAMS Reaches Out to Community with Walk with a Doc Program

Yavonda Chase

Physicians and medical students walked with patients and members of the community at UAMS' first Walk with a Doc event.

UAMS kicked off its Walk with a Doc and Walk with a Future Doc programs June 29 at War Memorial Stadium. Physicians and medical students answered health questions from patients and community members, all while taking a stroll around War Memorial.


July 11, 2019

July MVP — Gayla Houston

Yavonda Chase

Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., presents Gayla Houston with a UAMS swag basket.

Congratulations to Gayla Houston, the inaugural UAMS MVP of the Month! Gayla is a technician in the Outpatient Pharmacy whose friendly demeanor is appreciated by her colleagues and patients.


July 9, 2019

CDC Director Discusses Important Public Health Issues for Arkansas

Ashley McNatt

CDC Director Redfield

Stigma has no role in public health, said Robert Redfield, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a visit June 27 to UAMS.


Schwartz Rounds Offer Support to Caregivers

Kate Franks

Susan McDougal, the associate director of pastoral care, speaks during the first Schwartz Round session June 19. Photo credit, Kate Franks

UAMS held its first Schwartz Rounds session June 19 in the hospital’s Lobby Gallery. More than 100 frontline caregivers, physicians and clinical staff attended and participated in the hour-long session designed to bring caregivers together to discuss the human elements of health care.



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