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May 20, 2022

UAMS Invests Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

Paul H. Phillips with wife

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “I am thankful for the honor of the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology, which supports the mission of education, research and clinical care…


UAMS Invests John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

John David Pemberton with guests

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in the Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “It’s a great honor to be named the new Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology,”…


May 19, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Ninth Project SEARCH Graduating Class

Ben Boulden

The Class of 2022 Project SEARCH graduates hold up their Certificates of Completion just after the conclusion of their graduation ceremony at UAMS. Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, also spoke at the event.

On their way to their May 16 graduation ceremony, the Project SEARCH graduating Class of 2022 interns provided valuable assistance to UAMS this winter during the omicron surge of COVID-19 pandemic.


May 18, 2022

UAMS is First in State to Offer Groundbreaking Brain-Mapping Technology

Linda Satter

An example of how the brain-imaging technology looks on a computer screen.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer Omniscient Neurotechnology’s Quicktome, an FDA-cleared platform that allows surgeons to visualize a patient’s unique brain networks before life-changing surgery. A breakthrough in preoperative imaging, Quicktome uses sophisticated algorithms to analyze millions of data points and build…


May 16, 2022

UAMS Infectious Disease Researchers Awarded $5.7 Million COBRE Grant Extension

Linda Satter

UAMS’ Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., first secured a Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program grant in 2012 and will lead the program through its final phase.

LITTLE ROCK — The National Institute of General Medical Sciences within the National Institutes of Health awarded an additional $5.7 million, five-year grant to fund the third and final phase of a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences program that supports infectious disease research. This final phase of the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)…


May 13, 2022

Gift Bags Offer Encouragement and a Chance to Give Back

Tim Taylor

A former patient herself, Anna Ruth Merritt and members of the Mosaic church in Conway made gift bags for the patients in the Women’s Inpatient Unit at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

With her ever-present smile and energetic personality, one might not comprehend the struggles that Anna Ruth Merritt has dealt with since she was a young girl.


May 10, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk Draws 1,000, Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Marty Trieschmann

the crowd at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk

More than 1,000 people gathered at War Memorial Stadium early April 30 for the 2nd Annual Be A Part of the Cure Walk benefiting the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Despite predictions of rain, the weather and atmosphere were perfect for the event that brought together cancer survivors, family, friends, physicians, nurses, researchers, and…


May 6, 2022

First LVAD Recipient at UAMS Ready to Head Home, Get Back to Fishing

Linda Satter

Layman Roseby sits next to Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., surrounded by his UAMS and care team, upon being discharged.

LITTLE ROCK — The first patient to receive a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) through the new Heart Restoration Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is being discharged today after a successful procedure Feb. 28.


May 5, 2022

Arkansas Medical Partnership Launches Health Careers Workforce Mobile Unit

Andrew Vogler

Health Careers Workforce Mobile Unit

LITTLE ROCK — The Health Careers Workforce Mobile Unit, a new traveling medical education facility, is hitting the road to educate students across the state on the various career opportunities in health care.


May 4, 2022

For Second Year, UAMS Designated as a Center of Excellence for Treating Huntington’s Disease

Linda Satter

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Rohit Dhall, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has designated the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease for the second year in a row. “Continued designation as an HDSA Center of Excellence recognizes our multidisciplinary team’s commitment to providing care to people with…



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