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May 1, 2019

First-year COM Team Makes Top-10 in National Ultrasound Competition

Amy Widner

Group photo of Sweere, Scott and Sifford

A group of College of Medicine freshmen recently went toe-to-toe with some of the leading medical schools in the nation. Their weapon of choice? The ultrasound. Morgan D. Sweere, Hayden Scott and Mason Sifford competed in SonoSlam, hosted by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and National Ultrasound Interest Group, on April 6 in Orlando,…


April 30, 2019

UAMS Celebrates Grand Opening of New Pine Bluff Regional Campus

Spencer Watson

Mark Deal and Chancellor Cam Patterson use oversized scissors from the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce for the official ribbon cutting at the South Central Regional Campus.

After an eight-month construction project, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) South Central Regional Campus in Pine Bluff celebrated its grand opening in a spacious facility on the Jefferson Regional Medical Center campus. The 33,000-square-foot space on the bottom two floors in the Jefferson Professional Building II provides room for the merger of…


College of Medicine Dean’s Day Celebrates Faculty and Staff Excellence

Amy Widner

Dr. Smith at podium

Service. Innovation. Selflessness. Gratitude. These were some of the words used as the UAMS College of Medicine honored faculty and staff members for exemplary service and accomplishments in education, research and clinical care at the ninth annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony on April 24. “For me, this is one of the most rewarding events of…


Gwen Childs, Ph.D., Earns Highest Award in Histochemistry

Amy Widner

Portriat of Dr. Childs with award

Gwen Childs, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the 2019 recipient of the highest award offered by the national Histochemical Society. Childs is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine. She received the George Gomori, M.D., Ph.D., Award, which…


April 29, 2019

UAMS Addiction Training Program Awarded $2.1 Million

Tim Taylor

Dr. Kilts speaking at table, two others look on

The Addiction Research Training Program at UAMS was recently awarded $2.1 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to renew the program another five years as researchers work to become leaders in the field of addiction science. The award marks the second time the program has been renewed by NIDA, part of the…


Woman Relaxed for First Time in Years After Complex Spine Surgery

Katrina Dupins

Denise Frerichs visits Kazemi in his clinic at UAMS.

Last fall, just getting out of a chair and walking from one room to the next was a labored and painful experience for Denise Frerichs. The pain was excruciating and it ran down from her back to her legs. “The pain started about two years ago. At first I thought it would get better. I…


April 25, 2019

Teamwork is Focus of Nursing Research Conference

Spencer Watson

Attendees browse posters at the 2019 Annual Arkansas Nursing Research Conference.

Dozens of research projects were on display April 12 at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neuroscience Institute as part of the 2019 Annual Arkansas Nursing Research Conference: Building Collaborative Teams in Research and Practice. The day-long conference brought together 170 participating nurses in clinical practice, as well as professors, instructors and students, for…


April 24, 2019

UAMS Celebrates 20 Years of the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education

David Wise

UAMS Schmieding Appreciation Event

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) today held a celebration to honor the legacy of Lawrence Schmieding and the 20th anniversary of the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale. Held at the center at 2422 N. Thompson St., the event drew members of UAMS leadership and staff,…


Colorectal Cancer Patient Says UAMS Saved Her Life

Katrina Dupins

Lowetta Bishop says she's glad she chose UAMS for her cancer treatments.

When a doctor told Lowetta Bishop she had colorectal cancer, she told him he was wrong. “I’d gone to my family doctor for a regular visit, I told him I’d experienced bleeding, but not often. We both agreed it was probably hemorrhoids,” Bishop said. “We scheduled a colonoscopy and the doctor there told me it…


April 23, 2019

Fifth Year of Parkinson’s Symposium Marks Continued Growth

Amy Widner

Demonstrator leading audience in chair yoga

The Parkinson’s Symposium continues to grow each year, welcoming more people who want to learn about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The fifth annual event was held April 7 in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at UAMS, with nearly 200 people in attendance. “Some people have…



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