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September 20, 2021

UAMS Opens Rejuvenation Room for Clinical Workers

Linda Satter

Sherri Youngblood, R.N., takes a break from the ICU.

You walk through a nondescript wooden door halfway down the fourth-floor hallway outside the Intensive Care Unit. Suddenly, you’re free from the glare of overhead lights and the cacophony of phones, loudspeakers and beeping machines. You are removed, albeit temporarily, from the all-encompassing, heartbreaking reality of patients you’ve come to know who are fighting to…


September 14, 2021

Gittens Highlights National Recognition, Geographic Expansion in Annual State of Diversity and Inclusion Address

Karmen Robinson

Vice Chancellor Brian Gittens, Ed.D., MPA, (center) pictured with UAMS Serves and Dr. Edith Irby Jones Diversity and Inclusion award recipients.

Vice Chancellor Brian Gittens, Ed.D., MPA, pictured above with Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Danielle Lombard-Sims, Ph.D., recognized unlimited opportunities and potential to advance diversity, equity and inclusion when he arrived at UAMS in June 2019.


September 13, 2021

Army Medical Team at UAMS to Help Care for COVID-19 Patients

Ben Boulden

Members of an Army medical team get fit-tested for personal protective equipment. The Army arrived on campus Sept. 10 to help provide COVID-19 patient care in the UAMS Medical Center.

Each speaker who spoke Sept. 9 to the Army personnel in the Lobby Gallery at UAMS chose different words to deliver the same message: We need you, and we are so very glad you’re here. Including nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians, the 20-person Army medical team arrived Thursday on the main campus for orientation.


September 10, 2021

Knee Replacement Puts LR Golfer Back in the Swing of Things

Katrina Dupins

Thanks to knee replacement surgery at UAMS, Mimi Evans is back out on the links, enjoying working on her golf game.

The gradual increase of pain in Melissa “Mimi” Evans’ knees was subtle. In 2015, her co-workers pointed out to her that she was limping, favoring her left knee. She recognized it was more of a struggle to do everyday tasks, but she was able to live with it.


September 9, 2021

UAMS Research Team Finds Potential Cause of COVID-19 ‘Long-haulers’

David Robinson

Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., consults with John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D., in the UAMS Pathology Lab.

LITTLE ROCK — A UAMS research team has identified a potential cause of long-lasting symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients, often referred to as long-haulers. The findings were published in the journal, The Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE). At the heart of the team’s findings is an antibody that shows up weeks after an…


September 8, 2021

UAMS’ Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Enhance Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Karmen Robinson

TBI stock photo

LITTLE ROCK — The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a grant to fund a $1.5 million project to enhance clinical and educational resources for Arkansans living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Administration for Community Living, under the U.S. Department of Health and…


September 2, 2021

Ethel Brickey Hicks Charitable Corporation Gives UAMS $1 Million to Create College of Medicine Scholarship

Benjamin Waldrum

The Hicks scholarships have helped countless UAMS College of Medicine graduates, including Reid Counce, M.D. (left) and Richard Dean Turbeville Jr., M.D., pursue medical careers. Counce, of Crocketts Bluff, is a medicine pediatrics resident with UAMS. Turbeville is a family medicine doctor with Mercy Hospital in Berryville.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1 million gift from the Ethel Brickey Hicks Charitable Corporation to create a scholarship in the College of Medicine. “Scholarships are crucial in our efforts to attract the very best students to UAMS and, ultimately, produce outstanding physicians for Arkansas communities…


August 31, 2021

UAMS Wins AAMC Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

David Wise

Staff and residents of the UAMS North Street Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas, hold up thank you signs.

FAYETTEVILLE – The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently bestowed its top honor for community engagement to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement is presented annually to an AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital with a long-standing, major institutional commitment to partnering with the…


August 30, 2021

New UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center Opens in North Little Rock

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick, Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells, and UAMS Senior Vice Chancellor and Medical Center CEO Steppe Mette, M.D., in front of the new UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK — The first UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center is now open on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, bringing the full spectrum of cancer research, diagnostic and treatment services available at UAMS’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to more Arkansans.


August 27, 2021

Cargill Family’s $200,000 Gift Supports UAMS Virmani Gait Laboratory

Benjamin Waldrum

Bob and Sara Lou Cargill

Lab Studies Gait Issues among Parkinson’s Patients LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $200,000 gift from the late Bob and Sara Lou Cargill to support care for patients with brain diseases. The gift will help support the Virmani Gait Laboratory, headed by Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., co-director…



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