College of Medicine


December 8, 2022

First-Year Medical Students Pay Tribute to Those Who Donated Their Bodies to Science

Linda Satter

Eleven students in white coats sing on stage as their classmates watch from audience in auditorium.

First-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered Nov. 14 in the Fred Smith Auditorium for a ceremony honoring those who donated their bodies to medical science. Thanks to the anatomical donations, the Class of 2026 was able to study 37 bodies in small groups in the Human Structure class…


December 7, 2022

CDC Awards UAMS $1.2 million to Establish Statewide Collaborative to Improve Maternal, Infant Health

Linda Satter

young mother in a hospital gown gently holds her infant in her arms and smiles down at her. The baby's eyes are closed.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an award of $1.2 million in federal funds over five years to help establish a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies throughout Arkansas. The collaborative will work with the Arkansas Department of Health to…


December 6, 2022

Endocrinologist Arwa Albashaireh, M.D., Joins UAMS, Offers Streamlined Thyroid Biopsies

Linda Satter

Endocrinologist Arwa Albashaireh, M.D., is seeing patients in the UAMS Endocrinology Clinic.

LITTLE ROCK — Arwa Albashaireh, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.


December 5, 2022

Hands-on Program at UAMS Encourages Young Women to Consider Orthopaedics as Career

David Robinson

Theresa Wyrick, M.D., (center) instructs high school students during a hands-on session of the Perry Outreach Program workshop at UAMS.

Thirty-five female high school students from across the state spent a recent Saturday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where they learned techniques for repairing bone fractures from a group of female orthopaedic doctors, primarily from UAMS. Led by UAMS orthopaedic hand specialist Theresa Wyrick, M.D., the hands-on workshop was part of…


November 29, 2022

Rampy Foundation Relays $50,000+ Donation to UAMS Department of Neurology for MS Research

Andrew Vogler

Rampy Foundation

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine received more than $50,000 for multiple sclerosis research from the Rampy MS Research Foundation during a Nov. 29 ceremony. Jo and Scott Rampy, along with other runners and walkers, relayed a check from Bentonville to Little…


November 17, 2022

Memphis Neurosurgeon Says Surgery Isn’t Always Best Option in Treating Spinal Deformities

Linda Satter

Paul Park, M.D., discusses spinal surgery during the annual Flanigan-Boop Lectureship in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute.

| The surgical treatment of spinal deformities such as scoliosis was the subject of a Nov.4 lecture presented as part of the annual Flanigan-Boop Endowed Lectureship in Spinal Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Paul Park, M.D., a Memphis neurosurgeon, addressed a live and virtual audience of primarily physicians during his…


November 16, 2022

UAMS Invests Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., in Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair

Andrew Vogler

Smyth Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean, in the Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair during a Nov. 9 ceremony. “Serving as the Dean of the College of Medicine is an incredible honor,…


UAMS Invests Andrew J. Morris, Ph.D., in Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Andrew Vogler

Andrew J. Morris flanked by and Cam Patterson (left) and Stephanie Gardner.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Andrew J. Morris, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, in the Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research during a Nov. 9 ceremony. “I am honored to have this chair, and as I learn more about UAMS, I am…


November 15, 2022

Lauren M. Story-Hefta, M.D., Joins UAMS Division of Vascular Surgery

Linda Satter

Lauren M. Story-Hefta, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Lauren M. Story-Hefta, M.D., recently joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery in the College of Medicine Department of Surgery. A Hot Springs native, Story-Hefta graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia with a…


November 14, 2022

UAMS Using $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Bacterium that Causes Tick-borne Relapsing Fever

David Robinson

Jon Blevins, Ph.D., in his lab with a Cytiva ÄKTA pure chromatography system used for purification of proteins in his research of tick-borne relapsing fever.

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a new federal grant to study genetic systems of the bacterium that causes tick-borne relapsing fever to better understand their molecular functions and reveal possible drug targets. UAMS’ Jon Blevins, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Medicine Department of…



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