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January 27, 2020

Bone Research Showcased as Vibrant, Vital at UAMS

Amy Widner

Crowd shot of poster session from above

Bone health is an expanding area of research with far-reaching clinical applications — from regenerating limbs to stopping bone cancer in its tracks — and UAMS is well-situated as a leader in the field. That was the resounding theme of the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Bone Research, held Jan. 22 at UAMS….

January 24, 2020

Paul H. Phillips, M.D., Named Chair of Ophthalmology and Director of Jones Eye Institute at UAMS

Spencer Watson

Paul H. Phillips, M.D.

Paul H. Phillips, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine and director of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Dr. Phillips brings exceptional strengths to his new post as a highly respected leader in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus,…

UAMS Professor’s New Book Sheds Light on Neuroscience and the Law

Ben Boulden

Edgar Garcia-Rill holds a copy of the recently published "Fundamentals of Neuroscience and the Law," which he co-authored with the late Erica Beecher-Monas.

If science isn’t about the search for absolute truth but instead the search for the best possible answer, then a UAMS professor hopes he and his late co-author have found the best answers so far to questions about neuroscience and the law. Cambridge Scholars Publishing recently released a new textbook on the subject “Fundamentals of…

January 17, 2020

UAMS Celebration of MLK Encourages Attendees to Serve

Spencer Watson

Guest speaker Crystal C. Mercer speaks about public service during the UAMS Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

Service was the centerpiece as employees and students gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15, enjoying addresses from campus leaders and a guest speaker and then breaking for lunch and to sign up for volunteer opportunities. “Today I want to talk about how Dr. King…

January 16, 2020

Team UAMS Takes on Blue and You Fitness Challenge

Yavonda Chase

NamastaPA won first place in the 21-50 participants category.

It’s almost time for the 2020 Blue and You Fitness Challenge. Before we lace up our sneakers and get to work, let’s look back at the 2019 challenge.

January 9, 2020

UAMS Level 1 Trauma Center Recognized by American College of Surgeons

Kate Franks

UAMS has a comprehensive Emergency Department prepared to treat a wide range of medical needs with immediate, around-the-clock access to orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists and other specialists.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has once again been designated  by the American College of Surgeons as the state’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center, signifying UAMS can provide the highest level of trauma care for the most serious and urgent cases. UAMS first achieved this Level 1 verification in 2017 after…

UAMS Launches Redesigned Website, New Advertising Campaign

Yavonda Chase

The new television commercials feature members of Team UAMS. The commercials are part of a new UAMS Health advertising campaign that also includes outdoor, print and digital ads.

The Office of Communications & Marketing rolled out a new look for and started a new advertising campaign — all part of telling Arkansans about UAMS Health, an integrated statewide system of care that encompasses our hospital and all our clinical operations.

January 7, 2020

January MVP — Shanita Harris

Yavonda Chase

Shanita Harris

Congratulations to Shanita Harris, our January MVP of the Month!

December 26, 2019

Tips to Avoid Packing on the Holiday Pounds

Yavonda Chase

It can be easy to overeat during the holidays.

The Employee Nutrition Clinic and Adam Carter from the UAMS Fitness Center offer some tips for enjoying the holidays — and avoiding packing on the pounds.

December 23, 2019

UAMS Joins Partners in Education with Little Rock’s Hall High

Spencer Watson

Hall High School Principal Mark Roberts, Ed.D., Kimberlyn Blann-Anderson and Brian Gittens, Ed.D., of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore.

The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has joined the Little Rock School District’s Volunteers in Public Schools program as a partner in education working specifically with Hall High School. “This is, as they say, the beginning of a beautiful partnership,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at UAMS….

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