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November 30, 2021

UAMS Launches Five Satellite Training Centers to Improve Digital Health in Arkansas, Tennessee

Karmen Robinson

Telehealth Training Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The South Central Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is opening five satellite training centers in Arkansas and Tennessee.


November 26, 2021

UAMS Testing ‘Big Advance’ in Spinal Cord Stimulation; First Arkansas Participant Now Pain Free

David Robinson

Cornelia Ann Smith of Calico Rock, Ark., here with two of her grandchildren, is pain free thanks to her participation in a UAMS study of an advance in spinal cord stimulation devices.

Cornelia Ann Smith’s severe chronic back pain disappeared almost as soon as the experimental spinal cord stimulator was activated in a procedure at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “I realized the device was helping me immediately,” the Calico Rock, Ark., resident said. Then, back home, it really began to sink in. “I…


November 23, 2021

UAMS’ Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Selected for Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program

Yavonda Chase

UAMS neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 52 early-stage researchers invited to participate in the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation's Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.

LITTLE ROCK — The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF), along with its partners National Medical Fellowships and the American Association for Cancer Research, selected University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., to participate in its Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.


November 19, 2021

Woman Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant at UAMS During Pandemic

Linda Satter

Tara Farris in her hospital room after her surgery

Seven years ago, Tara Farris of Little Rock went to a dermatologist to try to figure out why she was itching so much. But the cause of the uncomfortable sensations wasn’t readily apparent. Finally, after a battery of tests and biopsies, “they found out my liver was way out of whack,” she said. The diagnosis:…


November 18, 2021

UAMS College of Nursing Ranks 43rd in Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best BSN Programs

Kalee Sexton

UAMS BSN program named one of best in the nation.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) among the top 50 undergraduate nursing programs for 2022.


November 17, 2021

Finding Faith in Caregiving

Karmen Robinson

Mike Booker (white shirt) was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2010. He is shown with his daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren.

Margaret Booker always knew she’d become a caregiver in some capacity. Even as a little girl, she had a gift for recognizing when people needed help. But she never fathomed that she’d become a caregiver at such a young age for her husband, Mike. He was just 54 years old when he was diagnosed early…


November 15, 2021

UAMS Receives $18.9 Million NIH Award to Address Health Disparities

David Robinson

Members of the research team include, (back row, l-r) Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN, Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Carol Cornell, Ph.D., Linda Luster and Christina Hamilton; (front) Elizabeth Taylor, Theresa Prewitt, Dr.P.H., and Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D. Pictured separately are, from top: Mark Williams, Ph.D., Chris Long, Ph.D., and Mignonne Guy, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University).

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support new research and interventions that will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease disparities among people who live in rural areas and African American populations across Arkansas. The five-year award from…


November 10, 2021

UAMS Raises $15 Million Toward NCI Designation

Benjamin Waldrum

From left to right, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Chris and Kim Fowler, and James Suen, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced today that it has raised more than $15 million towards NCI Designation, the halfway point toward its $30 million goal.


November 3, 2021

Retired Educator Living Life to Fullest after Innovative Heart Surgery

Linda Satter

Rosie Coleman has a new lease on life thanks to UAMS cardiac surgeon Jay K. Bhama, M.D., whose quick thinking saved her when she experienced a rare complication during a high-risk quadruple-bypass surgery.

This has been a very busy year for Rosie Coleman of Sherwood.

But if it wasn’t for the foresight and quick-thinking actions of Jay K. Bhama, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, she likely wouldn’t have lived to see 2021.


November 2, 2021

UAMS Selects Laura Dunn, M.D., to Lead Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research Institute

Yavonda Chase

Laura B. Dunn, M.D., will be joining UAMS on Feb. 1, 2022, as the as the next chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Psychiatric Research Institute.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has selected Laura B. Dunn, M.D., as the next chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Psychiatric Research Institute.



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