College of Medicine


October 22, 2021

Three UAMS Researchers Receive DART Seed Grants for Data Science Projects

Linda Satter

Tiffany Huitt and Kevin Phelan sit behind open computers that display some of the NOAA curriculum students will use.

Three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – two in the College of Medicine and one in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health –  recently received seed grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology to increase Arkansas students’ knowledge about data science. The DART (Data…


October 19, 2021

UAMS Named Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement

Yavonda Chase

UAMS ranks among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement surgery for the second year in a row, according to Healthgrades. UAMS also received the Joint Replacement Excellence Award.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement surgery for the second year in a row, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.


October 15, 2021

UAMS Remembers Those Mourning Infant and Pregnancy Loss

Linda Haymes

Doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at sunset on Oct. 7 to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year.

As the sun set Oct. 7, doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year.   “Parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members want to know that their children are loved and…


October 13, 2021

New Lung Biopsy Robot at UAMS Detects Early-Stage Cancer in Far Reaches of Lung

Linda Satter

photo of the robot

Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently activated the first lung biopsy robot in Arkansas. The robot allows doctors to discover and biopsy previously undetectable cancerous nodules in the far reaches of the lungs. “This enables us to visualize and precisely biopsy lung nodules so we can catch lung cancer in…


October 12, 2021

UAMS Adds Five Physicians to Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Linda Satter

five portrait images of doctors in white coats and UAMS logo

Five new physicians have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, expanding the comprehensive, integrated network of orthopaedic and sports medicine care available at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s in both Central and Northwest Arkansas. The new physicians include: Jordan Gross, M.D., Adrienne Koder, D.O., Lauren Poindexter, M.D., Justin Rabinowitz,…


Documentary Details Struggle with Opioids in Arkansas

Tim Taylor

Johnathan Goree, M.D., is one of two UAMS physicians included in the documentary “7 Days: The Opioids Crisis in Arkansas.”

A documentary dealing with the deadly problem of opioid addiction will premiere Oct. 13 at the 30th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film, which will be available online the following day, features a pair of UAMS physicians who are all too familiar with the hazards opioids pose to the state.


October 11, 2021

UAMS Cancer Researcher Brian Koss, Ph.D., is First in State to Earn Prestigious NIH Director’s Award

Marty Trieschmann

Brian Koss, Ph.D., a researcher with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the state’s first recipient of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award.

LITTLE ROCK — Brian Koss, Ph.D., a researcher with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the state’s first recipient of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award.


October 4, 2021

Jose Romero, M.D., Receives Mexico’s Ohtli Award for His Efforts in Fight Against COVID-19

Yavonda Chase

Jose Romero, M.D., (left) received the Ohtli Award from Rodolfo Quilantan Arenas (right) from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock. The Ohtli Award is the highest award given by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to persons residing outside of Mexico.

LITTLE ROCK — Jose Romero, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who also serves as the Arkansas Secretary of Health and director of the Arkansas Department of Health, recently received the Ohtli Award, the highest award given by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to persons residing outside of Mexico.


September 29, 2021

UAMS Research Team Upends Understanding of How Blood Clots Form; NIH Awards $2.5 Million for Further Study

David Robinson

Brian Storrie, Ph.D., with members of the research team (standing, l-r), Kelly Ball, M.S., Sung Rhee, Ph.D., and Irina Pokrovskaya, M.S., displaying images of blood platelets that have combined to seal a puncture wound.

LITTLE ROCK — A UAMS-led research team has found that blood clots form in puncture wounds similar to a skyscraper, with rooms and furnishings that scientists can now see. Published in Communications Biology, the discovery of the vaulted thrombus (blood clot) structure surprised researchers and is a big change from a long-held hypothesis. The Sept….


September 28, 2021

UAMS Online Panel with Leading Medical Experts Sheds Light on Youth and COVID-19

Linda Haymes

A recent virtual panel hosted by the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Arkansas Department of Health featured health care experts answering COVID-19-related questions regarding children and adolescents and drew nearly 300 attendees.

Children and adolescents were the focus of “Our Students and COVID-19,” a virtual expert panel held Sept. 20. The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) partnered with the Arkansas Department of Health to answer questions via Zoom about the pandemic. Panelists ranged from frontline doctors to health care leaders. They included Jennifer Dillaha,…



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