November 7, 2022

UAMS, Washington Regional Team Up for New Internal Medicine Residency Program in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

UAMS-WRMC Internal Medicine Residency Faculty

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Washington Regional Medical Center launched a new internal medicine residency program that will bring eight new medical residents to Northwest Arkansas each year. The UAMS-Washington Regional Internal Medicine Program is a community-based, academic-affiliated residency program rooted in training skilled internists. The curriculum consists of…

November 4, 2022

UAMS College of Medicine Student Shines on “The Voice”

Linda Satter

Andrew Igbokidi stands by the fountain outside UAMS

Nov. 4, 2022 | First-year medical student Andrew Igbokidi is on the path to a promising career. But whether that career will be medicine or music — or perhaps a combination of both  — is yet to be determined. In early August, as the 22-year-old from Hot Springs was preparing to begin medical school at…

November 3, 2022

UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Launch Program to Improve Mental Health Care for Children in Arkansas

Linda Satter

portrait of Steinbach, portrait of Smith

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded more than $2 million in federal grant money to equip and support primary care providers across the state to screen, diagnose, treat and refer children with behavioral health conditions. With the grant money, the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, under an agreement…

October 31, 2022

UAMS Hosts Australian Neurosurgeon for Demonstration of Innovative Robotic Spine Surgery

Chris Carmody

Noojan Kazemi, M.D., performs a prone lateral lumbar fusion as Professor Greg Malham observes.

UAMS Serves as Teaching and Observation Site for Robotic Spine Surgery LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed Professor Greg Malham, BSc, MB ChB, director of spine surgery at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, as the first visiting international surgeon to observe a procedure that uses an innovative technique for…

October 27, 2022

UAMS Receives Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

Linda Satter

stock image of mother in hospital gown holding newborn baby

LITTLE ROCK — The Joint Commission awarded its Gold Seal of Approval for Perinatal Care Certification to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), demonstrating that UAMS has met and exceeded strict standards of care for maternal, fetal and newborn health. UAMS is the first hospital in Central Arkansas and one of 66 hospitals…

October 26, 2022

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked 13th Nationally for Research Output

Benjamin Waldrum

Jones Eye Institute

The Doximity online networking service recently ranked the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program 13th nationally among 124 programs in research output. The institute, which has 16 residency slots, ranked ahead of several larger ophthalmology programs, which can have up to double the number of residents. Doximity rankings, which included 124…

October 25, 2022

NIH Awards UAMS $7.9 Million to Create More Space for Pandemic Response, Infectious Disease Research

David Robinson

UAMS’ Daniel Voth, Ph.D., is leading the NIH grant supporting renovations to increase infectious disease research space in the building behind him.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $7.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to expand its infectious disease research capacity and establish a Pandemic Response and Public Health Laboratory by renovating existing research space. The renovation will create about 9,900 square feet of additional research space…

October 21, 2022

UAMS Neurosurgeon Uses Brain-Mapping Software, Laser Ablation to Safely Destroy Mom’s Brain Tumor

Linda Satter

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., shows Ashley James an image of her brain.

| Just three months after giving birth to her daughter, Ashley James learned that a brain tumor she’d had removed nearly two years earlier had returned. Back in October 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pine Bluff native was living in Cleveland, Ohio, when she experienced a severe headache and pain behind…

October 20, 2022

Cyclotron for State’s First Proton Center Arrives at UAMS

Marty Trieschmann

key equipment for the proton radiation center is installed

Completion of a $65 million expanded University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Radiation Oncology Center that will house Arkansas’ first Proton Center marked an important milestone Oct. 20 with the arrival and installation of the Proton Center’s cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator that serves as a key piece of equipment. “UAMS is proud…

October 19, 2022

UAMS College of Pharmacy Student Team Wins Third Consecutive National Business Plan Competition

Benjamin Waldrum

Caraway, Howard, Lindsey Cooper, Tanner Cooper

LITTLE ROCK — A team of student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 19th annual National Community Pharmacy Association’s (NCPA) Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. With this year’s win at nationals, the college became the first to win three…

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