July 30, 2021

Cochlear Implant Surgery Restores Hearing, Improves Marriage

Linda Satter

From left, Beverly Holloway, Patrick Holloway and audiologist Matthew Brown, Au. D., at Patrick's May 4 appointment.

After 26 years of marriage, Beverly Holloway still had a lot she wanted to discuss with her husband, Patrick. But despite him taking the initiative six years earlier to obtain hearing aids, they were both frustrated that the devices were no longer working, despite repeated adjustments. Here they were in their golden years, which are…

July 29, 2021

Forbes Magazine Ranks UAMS in Top 30% of Best Employers for Women

Linda Satter

Forbes Best Employers logo

Forbes magazine has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to its list of Best Employers for Women 2021. UAMS was ranked 86th on a list of the top 300 companies in the United States, putting it in the top 30%. UAMS was the only company in Arkansas to make the list. The 300…

July 27, 2021

UAMS Cardiology Team Clears 95%-blocked Artery With New Shockwave Technology

Linda Satter

UAMS cardiologist Subhi Al’Aref, M.D., successfully used new shockwave technology to blast calcium deposits out of a patient's stent last month.

A new technology that uses sonic waves to blast calcium deposits out of arteries is now available at UAMS. On June 16, UAMS cardiologist Subhi Al’Aref, M.D., used it to successfully open and clear a patient’s severely calcified stent.

July 26, 2021

UAMS Chooses John Erck as Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement

News Staff

John Erck

LITTLE ROCK — John Erck has been selected as the vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Aug. 23. “I look forward to working with John,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “He has accomplished impressive things at the University of…

July 23, 2021

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., Invested in Aubrey J. Hough Jr., M.D. Distinguished Chair in Pathology

Benjamin Waldrum

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D. (seated) receives her commemorative medallion from College of Medicine Transitional Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D. (left) and UAMS Chancellor and UAMS Health CEO Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, was invested July 22 in the Aubrey J. Hough Jr., M.D., Distinguished Chair in Pathology. “I would like to extend my congratulations to Dr. Laudadio for all of your…

Grateful Patient Honors UAMS Opthalmologist with $162,000 Gift to Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Karen Burks

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $162,000 commitment from Karen and Roy Burks in honor of John Shock, M.D., to support research at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “Patient care from Dr. John Shock as well as other faculty at the Jones Eye Institute has…

July 22, 2021

UAMS Performs First GammaTile Brain Surgery in Arkansas

Spencer Watson

UAMS surgeons prepare to perform the first surgery in Arkansas using GammaTile Therapy or surgically targeted radiation therapy.

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist  Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and their care team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have performed the state’s first application of GammaTile Therapy.

July 21, 2021

Cancer Discovery Published in Nature Highlights National Role of UAMS Research Team

David Robinson

Members of the UAMS proteomics team are Alan Tackett, Ph.D. (center front), and (l-r) Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D., Rick Edmondson, Ph.D., Aaron Storey, Ph.D., and Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — A highly specialized UAMS research team that serves as a national resource recently helped the University of North Carolina (UNC) discover a key driver of cancer cell development. The discovery, which gives researchers around the globe a new target for drug therapies, was published in the journal Nature. The achievement put an…

July 20, 2021

UAMS Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Antibody Study

David Robinson

A team at UAMS tested blood samples from July to December 2020 and found that by the end of the year, 7.4% of Arkansans had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

LITTLE ROCK — A statewide COVID-19 antibody study led by UAMS found that by the end of 2020, 7.4% of Arkansans had antibodies to the virus, but there were wide disparities among racial and ethnic groups. UAMS researchers released their findings this week to a public database, medRxiv (med archive).

July 16, 2021

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., Invested in Kent C. Westbrook, M.D. Director’s Chair for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and College of Medicine Dean Susan Smyth, M.D., and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, present Birrer (seated) with his commemorative medallion and inscribed wooden chair.

LITTLE ROCK — Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested July 15 in the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D. Director’s Chair for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “Michael Birrer’s scholarly corpus is incredibly impressive, and the…

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