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May 16, 2024

“Empire of Pain” Author Draws Large Crowd to UAMS for Lecture

Linda Satter

Johnathan Goree, M.D., left, who directs Interventional Pain Management Services at UAMS, and Rohit Dhall, M.D. , chair of the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology, talk with Keefe while he signs copies of his books after the lecture.

The 335-seat Fred W. Smith Auditorium was bursting at the seams April 26 as physicians, pain management experts and members of the community gathered to hear author Patrick Radden Keefe recount his investigative reporting into the origins of the opioid crisis in America. A livestream of the presentation attracted nearly 100 viewers from such states…


May 10, 2024

Myeloma Patient Writes About Her ‘Ordinary Journey’

Nathan Tidwell

Vicki Wicker

Creative works have their beginnings in various ways. For multiple myeloma survivor Vicki C. Wicker, Ph.D., it was the loss of a loved one and social media. “My mom passed away around two years before my diagnosis,” said Wicker. “Every Sunday I would write something on Facebook with a short scripture and a few paragraphs…


May 7, 2024

UAMS Invests Mauricio S. Garcia, M.D., in Jerome S. Levy, M.D., Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Andrew Vogler

Garcia Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Mauricio S. Garcia, M.D., in the Jerome S. Levy, M.D., Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology during a May 1 ceremony. Garcia, who is a distinguished physician and esteemed leader in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, is an associate professor…


May 1, 2024

UAMS Medical Center Only Hospital in Greater Little Rock Area to Receive ‘A’ Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Yavonda Chase

The UAMS Medical Center earned earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that awards letter grades to general hospitals around the country based on more than 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems that hospitals have in place to prevent them.


April 30, 2024

UAMS College of Medicine Celebrates Excellence at 2024 Dean’s Honor Day

Tamara Robinson

Eduardo R. “Eddie” Ochoa Jr., M.D., winner of the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award, thanks colleagues and congratulates fellow award recipients at the UAMS College of Medicine 2024 Dean’s Honor Day ceremony.

The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) celebrated the excellence of faculty and staff at its annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony on April 16, presenting awards for teaching, clinical care, research, administration, humanism and service.


April 26, 2024

Brotherly Love — UAMS’ Chief Nephrologist Receives Kidney from Younger Sibling

Linda Satter

Steve Arhur, standing, in hospital gown, visits with John Arthur, M.D., in a patient bed, after the surgery in which Steve donate a kidney to John.

John Arthur, chief kidney doctor at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS), understands the benefits of a living kidney donation more than most people would expect. As the director of the Division of Nephrology in the UAMS Department of Internal Medicine since 2015, he has long been aware that about 100,000 patients across the…


April 24, 2024

UAMS Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Child Development Center in Little Rock

Chris Carmody

Stephanie Gardner, UAMS provost and chief strategy officer, cuts the ribbon at a ceremony to celebrate the UAMS Child Development Center, which is scheduled to open in early May.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the UAMS Child Development Center in Little Rock, a 20,000-square-foot facility that is scheduled to open in early May. The center will provide services for about 200 children, from infancy through prekindergarten, of UAMS employees and students. Of those slots, 10%…


April 19, 2024

Fort Smith Retiree Heading to Disney World after Successful Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors

Marty Trieschmann

Female caner patient Malinda Larey standing in hallway of Proton Center

In November 2023, Malinda Larey, 67, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was all set to jump on the retirement travel bandwagon when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with atypical meningioma. Meningiomas are tumors that grow from the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Patients can have a range of symptoms — from none to severe seizures,…


April 16, 2024

Nine UAMS Physicians Named Healthcare Research All-Stars

Linda Satter

a composite of portraits of Barnes, Stambough, Stronach, Inamdar, Al'Aref and Giorgakis.

 LITTLE ROCK — Nine current and former physicians at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named Healthcare Research All-Stars for 2024 by Avant-garde Health. Additionally, it placed the UAMS Hip and Knee surgery team among the top 1% of hip and knee surgeons nationwide, the orthopaedic surgery team among the top…


April 15, 2024

UAMS Invests Shashank Kraleti, M.D., in Dr. Algernon Sidney Garnett Chair in Family Medicine

Andrew Vogler

Kraleti Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Shashank Kraleti, M.D., in the Dr. Algernon Sidney Garnett Chair in Family Medicine during an April 10 ceremony. Kraleti is chair of the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine and serves as the director…



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