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August 13, 2020

White Coats Symbolize Hope as Med School Freshmen Start Journey

Amy Widner

Professor in foreground while student dons white coat on screen behind

The physician’s white coat still inspires hope, even when it’s seen over a screen or during a pandemic – maybe even especially so. Some symbols transcend all else. Charles Matthew Quick, M.D., the keynote speaker for the 2020 College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 7, kept bringing it back to hope as he…


August 11, 2020

Center for Health Literacy Wins APEX Award for Wellness Guide

Linda Haymes

Booklet cover

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has won an APEX award for its guide to help teens and adults learn to maintain or improve their emotional wellness. The award, sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. More than 1,200…


August 7, 2020

Pinckard-Dover is First Female to Graduate UAMS Neurosurgery Residency

Amy Widner

Dr. Pinckard-Dover and Dr. Petersen pre-op

It doesn’t take long for many young girls to be exposed to messages about what girls “can” and “cannot” do. Thankfully, Heather Pinckard-Dover never got the memo. She is the first female neurosurgeon to complete a residency at UAMS, Arkansas’ only academic health sciences center. “From the time I was little, my parents were always…


August 6, 2020

Nirvana Manning, M.D., Named Chair of UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amy Widner

Nirvana Manning, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Nirvana Manning, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Dr. Manning has strived to provide the very best for our patients, students and trainees since joining our faculty in 2007, and in her current role as director and…


August 4, 2020

AR-Connect Links Arkansans With Virtual Care For Mental Illness, Stress Related to COVID-19

Tim Taylor

Christie Kelly, a licensed clinical social worker and clinic supervisor for AR-Connect, is shown talking to a client via live video.

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans experiencing mental health issues or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may receive immediate help 24 hours a day through the AR-Connect program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. The program began in May and offers the opportunity to talk to…


Early Melanoma Diagnosis Leads to Positive Outcome for Young Mom

Susan Van Dusen

Dannelley and family portrait

Achieving the perfect tan is a summertime goal for many young women. But for fair-skinned Kristi Dannelley, getting a golden glow was no easy task. That’s why she turned to tanning beds. “I spent hours in tanning beds as a teenager and in my early 20s,” said Dannelley, president of Magna IV in Little Rock….


UAMS Stroke Program Receives Two Awards for Excellence of Care

Spencer Watson

2020 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award

LITTLE ROCK – Excellence in treating stroke patients has earned the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stroke Program two national awards. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association honored UAMS with the Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Gold Plus Quality Achievement awards in June. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment…


August 3, 2020

Day Camp for UAMS Employees’ Children during Pandemic Concludes with Fun, Merriment

Linda Haymes

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, visited with children who attended the UAMS Day Camp at Pulaski Heights Middle School for a celebration on the last day of camp.

When the last day of the UAMS Day Camp arrived July 31, teachers and volunteers said farewell to the children they had spent the last three months caring for with an outdoor party reminiscent of a county fair or carnival. A summer shower shortly before the mid-day event did not dampen the festivities. The children…


UAMS Health Women’s Center Opens, Brings Lifelong Care Under One Roof

Amy Widner

Dr. Patterson cutting clinic ribbon

The UAMS Health Women’s Center opened today, bringing the best of women’s health services from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to one convenient Midtown location. The new location is at 6119 Midtown Ave., just off Interstate 630 and University Avenue near Target. All women’s health services previously at UAMS Health’s Financial Center…


July 29, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency Program Receives Accreditation

Amy Widner

Radiation Oncology Residents

The Radiation Oncology Residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which reviews all programs annually. When efforts to launch the program began in 2017, there was no residency training for radiation oncology in the state, and Arkansas was one of…



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