December 8, 2023

New Liver Brings New Outlook on Life

Kate Franks

Ed Allis and his wife, Kevin. In 2020, Ed received a new liver at UAMS.

In the early 2000s, after a series of scans and tests, doctors told Ed Allis that he had a fatty liver. In the following years, as he approached retirement from AT&T as a government lobbyist, he started retaining fluid, particularly in his abdomen.

December 1, 2023

Kent Westbrook, M.D., Keeps Audience Laughing While Delivering Wisdom

Linda Satter

Kent Westbrook, M.D., entertains his audience while offering serious life lessons.

Laughter spilled out of the Walton Auditorium and three overflow rooms during much of the inaugural Last Lecture, delivered Nov. 16 in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by Kent C. Westbrook M,D., distinguished professor of surgery. A leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for five decades who continues to see…

November 30, 2023

UAMS Names Steven Webber, M.D., as Dean of the College of Medicine, Executive Vice Chancellor

Yavonda Chase

Steven Webber, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Steven Webber, M.D., has been named executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective March 1.

November 28, 2023

UAMS, Community Health Centers of Arkansas Awarded $17.5 Million to Study, Reduce Prenatal Inequities

David Wise

Pregnant woman getting a prenatal checkup

FAYETTEVILLE — A study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. (CHCA) has been approved for a $17.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study and reduce prenatal inequities. Arkansas is ranked worst for both maternal health outcomes and food insecurity…

November 27, 2023

UAMS Receives $17.6 Million Grant Renewal to Support Efforts to Recruit, Train Students in Primary Care

Chris Carmody

Physicians conduct a training session on point-of-care ultrasound technology. The training program is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Medical Student Education program.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $17.6 million federal grant renewal to further its goal of increasing the number of practicing primary care physicians in the state, particularly in rural and medically underserved communities. Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department…

November 22, 2023

UAMS College of Medicine Student Participates in Ironman World Championship in France

David Wise

UAMS College of Medicine Student Brandon Hogge celebrates after crossing the finish line at the Ironman World Championship in Nice, France.

Many people have bucket list items. For some, it may be attending medical school. For others, it may be participating in the Ironman World Championship. Brendon Hogge thought, “Why not do both … simultaneously?” Hogge, a second-year medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, recently competed…

November 20, 2023

UAMS Myeloma Center Hits Impressive Milestone, Sees 1000th Article Published

Nathan Tidwell

Frits van Rhee, M.D, Ph.D.

Researchers and physicians with the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently published their 1,000th article, an impressive milestone that demonstrates the center’s high level of scholarship. “This is a remarkable achievement by our amazing Myeloma Center physicians and researchers,” said Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., clinical director of the…

November 11, 2023

UAMS Comprehensive Care at Home Provides ‘Pleasant Hospitalization’ for Veteran

News Staff

Toby and Gene Richards

Having a health crisis is never convenient, but it often seems to happen at the worst possible time. This was the case for 88-year-old Vernon “Toby” Richards, who was traveling out of state with his wife. Often struggling with chronic health issues because of his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam, he is a loyal and long-time patient of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hospital system.

November 9, 2023

UAMS Hosts Breakfast, Donation Drive to Show Appreciation for Veterans

Chris Carmody

Students from the Arkansas Military and First Responder Academy conduct the presentation of colors at the start of the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Nov. 6 hosted a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to honor students and employees for their service in the armed forces. The event, organized by the Veterans Subcommittee of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), was part of a monthlong celebration of veterans at UAMS…

November 6, 2023

UAMS BioVentures Awarded Nearly $3 Million for Health Tech Entrepreneurship Program, Invited to White House

David Robinson

UAMS' Kevin Sexton, M.D. (left), president of BioVentures, chats with Donald “Don” Cravens Jr., under secretary of Commerce for the Minority Business Development Agency, during a ceremony at the White House to celebrate the Capital Readiness Program.

LITTLE ROCK — BioVentures LLC at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has secured a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support entrepreneurs from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are looking to develop health technology and health care businesses in Arkansas. The four-year $2,999,997 grant comes from…

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