College of Medicine


August 11, 2022

UAMS Researcher Co-Authors Nature Communications Article Showing Higher Heart Failure Rates in Some COVID-19 Patients

David Robinson

UAMS' Husam Salah, M.D., is lead author on the national study.

LITTLE ROCK — Patients previously hospitalized with COVID-19 had a 45% higher risk of heart failure than other hospitalized patients, according to the first national study of its kind, which was co-authored by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher. Lead author Husam M. Salah, M.D., at UAMS said the findings reported in…


August 4, 2022

Annual Arkansas Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Returns to UAMS

Linda Haymes

Nate Lemke discusses his summer research project at the ninth annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at UAMS. He conducted his summer research at Hendrix College.

Education in action was the theme of the ninth annual Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Nearly 100 undergraduate students presented their work on July 27, gathering with faculty mentors from institutions across the state and nation for the daylong summer symposium. The annual event had been…


August 1, 2022

UAMS College of Medicine Names Lindsey Sward, M.D., as Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Linda Haymes

Lindsey Sward, M.D.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine appointed Lindsey Sward, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, to serve in the newly created position of assistant dean for clinical education. In her new role, Sward will work to continue and improve the college’s work of producing highly skilled, compassionate physicians for…


July 29, 2022

UAMS Designated a da Vinci Case Observation Epicenter, Begins Hosting Colorectal Surgeons From Across the Country

Linda Satter

Keith Goldberg, M.D., right, watches closely as Conan Mustain, M.D., operates the daVinci robot during a colectomy.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Friday began hosting colorectal surgeons to demonstrate robotic surgery in action, as one of 15 designated da Vinci Observation Epicenters nationwide. UAMS is the only hospital in Arkansas designated as an Epicenter. Conan Mustain, M.D., a colorectal surgeon who heads UAMS’ robotics steering committee and is…


July 28, 2022

Family of Former Neurosurgeon Gives $100,000 to Create Award for UAMS Neurosurgery Residents

Andrew Vogler

LITTLE ROCK — The family of the late Surinder Gupta, M.D., donated $100,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to create an award for neurosurgery residents in the College of Medicine. Gupta’s wife, Urmil, made the gift to establish the Dr. Surinder Nath Gupta Legacy Endowed Resident Award. The award will support…


July 27, 2022

Jessica Snowden, M.D., Appointed Vice Dean for Research at UAMS College of Medicine

Linda Satter

Jessica Snowden, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine appointed Jessica Snowden, M.D., vice dean for research, effective July 1. A professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the college’s Department of Pediatrics, Snowden is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric clinical and translational…


July 25, 2022

Mauricio Garcia, M.D., Returns to UAMS to Lead Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chris Carmody

Mauricio Garcia Saenz de Sicilia is the new chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UAMS.

LITTLE ROCK — Mauricio Garcia Saenz de Sicilia, M.D., has rejoined the UAMS Department of Internal Medicine as an associate professor and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He served most recently on the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “We are pleased to recruit Dr. Garcia back to UAMS to…


UAMS Attains Comprehensive Care Center Designation for Outstanding Patient Care for Parkinson’s Disease

Linda Satter

Rohit Dhall, M.D., with Movement Disorders logo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS Health) has been designated a Comprehensive Care Center by the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network for providing outstanding care to Parkinson’s disease patients. The designation recognizes medical facilities with specialized teams that provide evidence-based Parkinson’s disease care. It signifies that the UAMS Movement Disorders…


July 22, 2022

UAMS Invests J. Paul Mounsey, BM BCh, Ph.D., in Don and Carolyn Kirkpatrick Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Andrew Vogler

J. Paul Mounsey, Kirkpatrick family, Cam Patterson

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested J. Paul Mounsey, BM BCh, Ph.D., FACC, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and leader of cardiovascular clinical services, in the Don and Carolyn Kirkpatrick Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine during a July 19 ceremony. “The Kirkpatrick family have given…


July 14, 2022

William C. Culp, M.D., Pledges $500,000 to UAMS to Establish Interventional Radiology Professorship

Andrew Vogler

William C. “Bill” Culp, M.D

LITTLE ROCK — William C. “Bill” Culp, M.D., made a $500,000 commitment to establish the Dr. William Culp Endowed Professorship in Interventional Radiology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. Culp is a retired professor of radiology, surgery and neurology, who served as vice chair for radiology…



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