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December 7, 2022

CDC Awards UAMS $1.2 million to Establish Statewide Collaborative to Improve Maternal, Infant Health

Linda Satter

young mother in a hospital gown gently holds her infant in her arms and smiles down at her. The baby's eyes are closed.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an award of $1.2 million in federal funds over five years to help establish a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies throughout Arkansas. The collaborative will work with the Arkansas Department of Health to…


December 6, 2022

State Legislators Visit UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

David Wise

Arkansas State Representative Denise Garner gets ready to try out the virtual reality anatomy equipment on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus during a visit to the campus with fellow state representatives.

A group of about 10 state legislators, as well as staff members from the offices of U.S. Rep. Steve Womack and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, toured the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville on Nov. 29, where they learned more about UAMS’s commitment to health care in Northwest Arkansas. The…


November 30, 2022

Children’s Tumor Foundation, UAMS Open Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Marty Trieschmann

Photo of UAMS leaders and doctors, donors, patients

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be designated by the Children’s Tumor Foundation as the site…


November 29, 2022

Rampy Foundation Relays $50,000+ Donation to UAMS Department of Neurology for MS Research

Andrew Vogler

Rampy Foundation

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine received more than $50,000 for multiple sclerosis research from the Rampy MS Research Foundation during a Nov. 29 ceremony. Jo and Scott Rampy, along with other runners and walkers, relayed a check from Bentonville to Little…


November 28, 2022

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor Beats the Odds

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor in the Healing Garden of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas

About 25-30% of patients worldwide with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer die in less than three months. But with talented doctors, advances in treatment and a bit of luck, some patients beat the odds. John Pertuis, 62, is a member of this rarified group of lung cancer “long” survivors. With help from the UAMS…


November 22, 2022

UAMS Signs Pledge, Joining Group Committed to Decarbonizing Health Care Sector

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Cam Patterson, right, shares a thumbs-up moment with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. after the mayor turned on one of the generators in the new power plant at the conclusion of the formal opening of the facility.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently joined more than 100 health care organizations nationwide in pledging to take action to decarbonize the health care sector and make their facilities more resilient to the effects of climate change.


November 17, 2022

INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Names UAMS as Recipient of Health Professions HEED Award

Chris Carmody

This photo shows the UAMS Medical Center. The campus has been named as a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has again been chosen as a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. UAMS is among 63 recipients that will be featured in the magazine’s…


November 16, 2022

UAMS Invests Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., in Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair

Andrew Vogler

Smyth Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean, in the Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair during a Nov. 9 ceremony. “Serving as the Dean of the College of Medicine is an incredible honor,…


UAMS Invests Andrew J. Morris, Ph.D., in Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Andrew Vogler

Andrew J. Morris flanked by and Cam Patterson (left) and Stephanie Gardner.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Andrew J. Morris, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, in the Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research during a Nov. 9 ceremony. “I am honored to have this chair, and as I learn more about UAMS, I am…


November 8, 2022

UAMS Voted Best Company to Work For by Newspaper’s Readers

Yavonda Chase

Readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette voted UAMS the Best Company to Work For among companies with 250 employees or more.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the Best Company to Work For among organizations of 250 employees or more, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 2022 Best of the Best reader survey.



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