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January 21, 2021

Vascular Surgeon Provides Long-term Solution, Peace of Mind for Fort Smith Family

Katrina Dupins

Mia Nelson

Mia Nelson, 19, knew for a while she wanted to become a health care professional. She is surrounded by plenty of inspiration. Her mother, Natalie Nelson, is an ultrasound technologist. And her father Richard Nelson, M.D., is a radiologist. After her experience as a patient at the UAMS Medical Center, Mia Nelson decided the UAMS…


January 19, 2021

UAMS Myeloma Center Social Work Manager Appointed to National Board

Linda Haymes

Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C

LITTLE ROCK — The Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (BOSWC) recently chose Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C, clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to serve on its board. Dean will serve for three years. The BOSWC, established in 2003, promotes excellence in psychosocial…


UAMS Health Launches Back and Neck Clinic

Yavonda Chase

At the UAMS Health Back and Neck Clinic, patients receive team-based care from both a physical therapist and a doctor who specialize in spine and sports injuries. The clinic is located at 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK — The new UAMS Health Back and Neck Clinic launched today, combining the best of established programs to offer team-based care at one convenient location, 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.


January 14, 2021

UAMS To Open COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Kate Franks

Yolanda Emery, a medical assistant, receives the first COVID-19 vaccine at UAMS in December. Beginning Jan. 19, UAMS will offer the vaccine to Arkansans aged 70 and older as well as teachers and other education workers, including K-12, child care and higher education.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to Arkansans aged 70 and older as well as teachers and other education workers, including K-12, child care and higher education, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Vaccines will be administered in a UAMS clinic on the seventh floor of the Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.  Appointments are required.


National Report Gives High Marks to UAMS’ Kidney, Liver Transplant Programs

Linda Satter

The UAMS kidney transplant program received the highest ranking possible from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients in both the speed of obtaining donor kidneys and patient survivability one year after transplant.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ kidney and liver transplant programs received high national rankings in biannual data released Jan. 5 by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. The SRTR evaluates the status of the nation’s solid organ transplant system and publicly releases the data every December/January and June/July at the directive of the…


January 13, 2021

UAMS Regional Campuses Upgrade Health Record Software

Spencer Watson

UAMS Northwest, along with all other UAMS Regional Campuses, has been converted to the Epic electronic medical records software.

More than 65,000 patients across Arkansas now have better access to seamless care with the conversion of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Campuses to Epic electronic medical record software. Epic has been used in central Arkansas at the UAMS Medical Center and UAMS clinics for approximately eight years. Epic allows UAMS physicians…


January 12, 2021

UAMS’s Barnes Named by Becker’s Healthcare Among Top U.S. Orthopaedic Surgeons

Spencer Watson

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D.

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named one of “65 total knee replacements surgeons to know” by Becker’s Healthcare. “I’m grateful to be mentioned in such company by such an authoritative voice in the world of health care,” said Barnes. “That recognition…


January 4, 2021

UAMS Medical Center Discharges Its 1,000th COVID-19 Patient

Ben Boulden

Michael Kent, seated left, holds a sign announcing he is the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged by the UAMS Medical Center. Behind Kent, left to right, are UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, UAMS Medical Center CEO Steppe Mette and hospitalist Franklin Gray.

Confetti flew while cheers and applause echoed down a UAMS Medical Center hallway as UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, guided Michael Kent in a wheelchair between rows of exuberant physicians, nurses and staff. Kent was the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged and to start his journey home. Kent, who works as a senior…


December 15, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to UAMS Employees

Kate Franks

Barb McDonald, APRN, receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 15. UAMS received its first allocation of 2,000 doses to vaccinate critical health care employees.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received its first allocation of 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations from the Arkansas Department of Health today and began administering the first vaccines to critical health care employees.


December 14, 2020

Sports Medicine physician Kathryn Nance Joins UAMS Orthopaedics

Linda Haymes

Kathryn L. Nance, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Kathryn L. Nance, M.D., a board-certified family medicine doctor who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is seeing patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic at 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. She is a member of the…



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