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August 16, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Basks in Two Decades of Success

Kev' Moye

Joseph Bates, M.D., speaks to Samantha Wells, a doctoral student in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, following her Grand Rounds presentation at the Arkansas Department of Health.

Standing behind a podium in the Rahn Auditorium, Joseph Bates, M.D., MS., prepared to present an award during the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s 2022 Convocation. Bates, the associate dean for Public Health Practice, marveled over how the auditorium was smoke-free and clean. After gazing around, he…


August 15, 2022

UAMS College of Medicine Welcomes Class of 2026 to Two Campuses

Linda Satter

Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the College of Medicine, addresses the audience at Robinson Center Performance Hall.

Aug. 15, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed the incoming College of Medicine Class of 2026 in an Aug. 5 white coat ceremony held simultaneously at two different campuses for the first time in UAMS history. The new physicians-in-training gathered for the first in-person ceremony celebrating this rite of passage…


August 12, 2022

Piggott Man Remembers “Everything” About Stroke, Including Caregivers’ Kindness

Benjamin Waldrum

Tate and Cale

Freddie Tate, 85, of Piggott, worked around helicopters during his time in the U.S. Air Force, but it wasn’t until March 5, 2021, when he suffered a stroke, that he rode in one for the first time. “I spent four years in the Air Force and we had all kinds of helicopters, but I’d never…


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 25, 2022

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 20, 2022

UAMS Welcomes First Class in Accelerated BSN Program, Opens Simulation Center in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Nursing students and faculty in the new simulation center on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

FAYETTEVILLE — A new class of nursing students are experiencing real-world scenarios in a new simulation center on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). All UAMS students in Northwest Arkansas will eventually use the center. UAMS’s new accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a 15-month program designed…


July 18, 2022

UAMS Receives USDA $738,000 Grant to Purchase Digital Health Equipment for Rural Sites, Including Prisons

Tim Taylor

“We are happy to provide this equipment to our partner organizations and thankful to the USDA for their support,” said Joseph Sanford, M.D., director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture that will go towards the purchase of equipment to provide long-distance learning opportunities to 36 sites around the state, including six prisons.


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…


July 8, 2022

Father Fights Sickle Cell’s ‘War on the Inside’ to Spend More Time with Family

Benjamin Waldrum

Tyrrence Sanders

Tyrrence Sanders, 31, wants his children to know they can do anything they put their minds to. And he plans to be there with them, every step of the way. “Spending time with family is the most important thing to me,” he said. It’s a feeling that’s deeply embedded in his own experience. Sanders grew…



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