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April 17, 2019

Former Preemies Return to UAMS NICU for Fun and Games

Katrina Dupins

Hundreds of families attended the annual NICU Reunion held April 13 at UAMS Medical Center.

Nurses and neonatologists who work in the NICU say it’s an exciting time for them to see how much the children have grown since they left the NICU, whether it was 3 months ago or decades ago. About 200 families and UAMS staff attended the annual NICU Reunion held April 13 at UAMS Medical Center….


April 16, 2019

Physician Treats Rare Cerebrovascular Disease, Restores Patient’s Vision

Katrina Dupins

Valerie Hutchens sees Martin Radvany, M.D. for a follow-up appointment.

The first thing Valerie Hutchens noticed when she woke up in the recovery room after surgery was how much clearer the voices around her sounded. “I can hear you!” she said to her surgeon, Martin Radvany, M.D., UAMS interventional neuroradiologist. Among the myriad of symptoms Hutchens experienced with idiopathic intracranial hypertension was a constant whooshing…


UAMS Hosts Fourth ICARE Conference for Trauma Education

Linda Haymes

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters attended the fourth annual ICARE Conference for Trauma Education at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.


April 15, 2019

Researcher Granted $1.86 Million to Study Poxvirus

Amy Widner

Dr. Liu at desk

The poxvirus — with its applications for the investigation of disease development, cross-species infection-caused diseases, vaccine development and cancer virotherapy — is the focus of research by Jia Liu, Ph.D., who has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue this innovative work at the University of Arkansas for Medical…


April 12, 2019

Art from the Heart Exhibit Features Creative Works by Employees, Students

Yavonda Chase

An Art from the Heart attendee examines Octahedral with Curve, a woodwork piece created by Shalese Fitzgerald.

UAMS employees and students showed off their creative sides during the Art from the Heart exhibit April 6 at the Arkansas Arts Center.


Edwina Mann Named First History of Health Sciences Advocacy Winner

Amy Widner

Dr. Wright and Mann smiling for camera

Edwina Walls Mann has been recognized by the Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions as the inaugural recipient of an advocacy award named in her honor. The society held its 38th annual meeting April 5 in the Lobby Gallery at UAMS Medical Center. The Edwina Walls Mann History of Health Sciences Advocacy…


Greenbrier Family Makes Donation to UAMS NICU

Katrina Dupins

The Haupt Family donates $6,000 to the UAMS NICU Tiny Hands Support Fund.

The feeling of nostalgia overwhelmed Micah Haupt as she stepped off the elevator in the UAMS Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Her husband, Will, held their 1-year-old son, Hayes. Hutch, 4, followed along. The family had not been in the NICU since Hayes was discharged last year after a 93-day stay. They were…


April 10, 2019

Football Player Recovers from Cervical Spine Trauma

Katrina Dupins

CJ Johnson visits David Bumpass, M.D. for a follow-up months after surgery.

The Arkansas Tech Wonderboys defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State Oct. 27, 2018, ending a four-game losing streak and marking the first time in 26 years the Wonderboys defeated the Savage Storm on the road. With 46.5 seconds left in the game, the Savage Storm still had a chance to win. They were within scoring range on…


April 8, 2019

Art Students Help UAMS Cancer Patients ‘Paint Over Pain’

Susan Van Dusen

Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., (right) chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Central Arkansas Christian School students display radiation masks they decorated as part of CAC’s art program “Paint Over Pain” to represent beauty that can come from hardship.

Transforming something frightening into something inspiring isn’t an easy task. But that’s exactly what students at Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) School set out to do for patients undergoing treatment at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. “I love the idea of being able to inspire the patients and bring a little bit of light into a…


April 4, 2019

Nursing Educator Again Helps Mothers, Infants in Her Native Zambia

Spencer Watson

Anita Mitchell, Ph.D., APRN, with members of her team Kim Smith, M.D., and Caroline Crocker, D.O.

For Anita Mitchell, Ph.D., APRN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, spring break has meant a chance to travel for five of the past seven years, but it’s not been with vacation in mind. Her goal has been to help mothers and infants in Zambia, the African country where she was born and…



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