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May 25, 2022

College of Medicine Celebrates Outstanding Faculty, Staff at Dean’s Honor Day

Tamara Robinson

Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics, (center) is the UAMS College of Medicine’s 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award recipient. He is joined on stage by his nominator, Renee Bornemeier, M.D., (left) and Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and dean.

The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) celebrated exemplary educators, clinicians, scientists and service-minded team members — including a longtime champion of diversity — at its annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony. The 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award was presented to Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics who…


May 24, 2022

UAMS Ranks Fourth in Education on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List

Yavonda Chase

For the second year, UAMS has been recognized by Forbes magazine on its Best Employers for Diversity list.

UAMS ranks fourth among educational organizations nationally on an annual list of Best Employers for Diversity created by Forbes magazine. UAMS was also the highest ranked Arkansas company on the list, and the only one in the Top 100.


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…


May 20, 2022

UAMS Invests Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

Paul H. Phillips with wife

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “I am thankful for the honor of the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology, which supports the mission of education, research and clinical care…


UAMS Invests John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

John David Pemberton with guests

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in the Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “It’s a great honor to be named the new Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology,”…


May 19, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Ninth Project SEARCH Graduating Class

Ben Boulden

The Class of 2022 Project SEARCH graduates hold up their Certificates of Completion just after the conclusion of their graduation ceremony at UAMS. Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, also spoke at the event.

On their way to their May 16 graduation ceremony, the Project SEARCH graduating Class of 2022 interns provided valuable assistance to UAMS this winter during the omicron surge of COVID-19 pandemic.


May 18, 2022

UAMS is First in State to Offer Groundbreaking Brain-Mapping Technology

Linda Satter

An example of how the brain-imaging technology looks on a computer screen.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer Omniscient Neurotechnology’s Quicktome, an FDA-cleared platform that allows surgeons to visualize a patient’s unique brain networks before life-changing surgery. A breakthrough in preoperative imaging, Quicktome uses sophisticated algorithms to analyze millions of data points and build…


May 16, 2022

UAMS Infectious Disease Researchers Awarded $5.7 Million COBRE Grant Extension

Linda Satter

UAMS’ Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., first secured a Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program grant in 2012 and will lead the program through its final phase.

LITTLE ROCK — The National Institute of General Medical Sciences within the National Institutes of Health awarded an additional $5.7 million, five-year grant to fund the third and final phase of a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences program that supports infectious disease research. This final phase of the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)…


May 13, 2022

Gift Bags Offer Encouragement and a Chance to Give Back

Tim Taylor

A former patient herself, Anna Ruth Merritt and members of the Mosaic church in Conway made gift bags for the patients in the Women’s Inpatient Unit at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

With her ever-present smile and energetic personality, one might not comprehend the struggles that Anna Ruth Merritt has dealt with since she was a young girl.


May 10, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk Draws 1,000, Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Marty Trieschmann

the crowd at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk

More than 1,000 people gathered at War Memorial Stadium early April 30 for the 2nd Annual Be A Part of the Cure Walk benefiting the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Despite predictions of rain, the weather and atmosphere were perfect for the event that brought together cancer survivors, family, friends, physicians, nurses, researchers, and…



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