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November 15, 2019

Caucus Celebrates 30 Years of Women Faculty in Research

Amy Widner

Dr. Davidson by gesturing by poster

The Women’s Faculty Development Caucus celebrated 30 years by turning a spotlight on women in research at UAMS, while also setting new goals to ensure that progress continues. The Women in Research Poster Showcase was held Nov. 7 in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine…


November 13, 2019

UAMS Scientist Shows Brain Sugar Malfunction in Alzheimer’s, Gains National Attention

Amy Widner

Dr. Barger in lab

Steven Barger, Ph.D. — a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) — has entered the national spotlight for showing how the mechanism that brings sugar to the brain malfunctions in people with Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting a potential target for treatment. The study also explains why Alzheimer’s can mimic the symptoms of…


November 12, 2019

UAMS Celebrates Veterans with Luncheon, Care Packages

Spencer Watson

Veterans, now serving in the UAMS Police Department, served as the color guard for a flag ceremony to open the Veterans Day luncheon.

Dozens of veterans and active duty members representing all five major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard — attended a luncheon as part of a month of ongoing events to celebrate employees and students at UAMS who serve. “Today we honor our UAMS employees and…


Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather.

Drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49,was diagnosed with myeloma in June 2016. Just a little more than a year later, he was back on track, literally. Macy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, owns Horsepower Connection, an automotive customization shop that specializes in electronic fuel injection programming and conversions of older domestic cars and…


November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…


Pope County Man Spreads the News About Caregiver Training

Katrina Dupins

Don Guess

The son of a pastor, Guess learned from his parents to show compassion and help others whenever possible. Guess spent 42 years as a banker. During his career, he became acquainted with many people in Russellville and Pope County.  When a local doctor wanted to start a free clinic, he called Guess. That was the…


UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

Susan Van Dusen

Newly elected UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board members are (clockwise from top left): Drew Chandler, Robert S. Moore Jr., Cindy Murphy, Rachel Parker Harding, Joe Clay Young IV and Win Rockefeller Jr.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Advisory Board. Kenan Keyes of Little Rock serves as board chair.


November 1, 2019

Infection Expert Part of $5.6 Million Grant for Bone Regeneration Technology

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Smeltzer in office

UAMS researcher Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., is applying his expertise in bone disease and infection to a $5.6 million project for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) aimed at making the technology to re-grow bone available for the military and the public. The grant was awarded to Alex Biris, Ph.D., chief scientist at the Center for…


October 31, 2019

UAMS Students Showcase Health Care Careers for Helena Teens

Spencer Watson

UAMS student volunteers gather for a group photo during a visit to KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena-West Helena.

More than 150 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at the KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena-West Helena met with students from all five UAMS colleges Oct. 14 to learn about higher education opportunities and careers in health care. Now in its third year, the Raising Exposure & Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH)…


October 29, 2019

UAMS’ Simon Mears Inducted into Prestigious Hip Society

Spencer Watson

Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D.

Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has been inducted into The Hip Society, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the hip joint. “I am grateful for this tremendous honor…



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