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October 6, 2021

UAMS Receives Roger Carter Award of Excellence From National Rehabilitation Association

Yavonda Chase

UAMS was recognized with the Roger Carter Award of Excellence for a Large Employer from the National Rehabilitation Association because of the success of its Project SEARCH program.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received the Roger Carter Award of Excellence for a Large Employer from the National Rehabilitation Association during a virtual ceremony today. UAMS was recognized because of the success of its Project SEARCH program, a job-training program that helps young adults with disabilities develop independent living and working skills.


October 5, 2021

UAMS and Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Key to Unlocking Molecular Cancer Therapies

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D.,

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a way to supercharge molecular cancer treatments to destroy more cancer-causing proteins in cells. The research findings of UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., the Helen Adams and Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery and…


October 4, 2021

Jose Romero, M.D., Receives Mexico’s Ohtli Award for His Efforts in Fight Against COVID-19

Yavonda Chase

Jose Romero, M.D., (left) received the Ohtli Award from Rodolfo Quilantan Arenas (right) from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock. The Ohtli Award is the highest award given by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to persons residing outside of Mexico.

LITTLE ROCK — Jose Romero, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who also serves as the Arkansas Secretary of Health and director of the Arkansas Department of Health, recently received the Ohtli Award, the highest award given by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to persons residing outside of Mexico.


September 29, 2021

UAMS Research Team Upends Understanding of How Blood Clots Form; NIH Awards $2.5 Million for Further Study

David Robinson

Brian Storrie, Ph.D., with members of the research team (standing, l-r), Kelly Ball, M.S., Sung Rhee, Ph.D., and Irina Pokrovskaya, M.S., displaying images of blood platelets that have combined to seal a puncture wound.

LITTLE ROCK — A UAMS-led research team has found that blood clots form in puncture wounds similar to a skyscraper, with rooms and furnishings that scientists can now see. Published in Communications Biology, the discovery of the vaulted thrombus (blood clot) structure surprised researchers and is a big change from a long-held hypothesis. The Sept….


September 28, 2021

12 UAMS Programs Receive $241,620 from Chancellor’s Circle

Benjamin Waldrum

Chancellor's Circle grant recipients

LITTLE ROCK — Twelve programs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have received Chancellor’s Circle grants totaling $241,620 to support health care education, research and patient care across the state. “I am proud to distribute these awards each year to so many deserving programs,” said UAMS Chancellor and UAMS Health CEO Cam…


September 24, 2021

UAMS Offers Booster COVID Vaccines

Yavonda Chase

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Vaccine Clinic at 401 S. Monroe St. in Little Rock. This clinic also provides seasonal flu vaccines.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Vaccine Clinic at 401 S. Monroe St. in Little Rock. This clinic also provides seasonal flu vaccines.


September 23, 2021

UAMS Receives Additional $4.75 Million to Train Primary Care Physicians, Improve Rural Health Care

Linda Satter

Spencer Parnell and Caroline Geels, first-year students in the College of Medicine's new 3-year M.D. program, practice CPR on a training manikin at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an additional $4.75 million in federal grant money to continue efforts to improve health care in rural Arkansas through training and retaining primary care physicians. The supplemental award from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…


September 22, 2021

UAMS Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Linda Satter

AHA logo over image of UAMS

The Comprehensive Stroke Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association for the seventh consecutive year for excellence in treating stroke patients. The program received the AHA’s Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Quality Achievement Award in the Gold…


September 21, 2021

Be a Part of the Cure Telethon Raises $400,000

Marty Trieschmann

Event Chairs Natalie and Win Rockefeller and Emcee KATV’s Renee Shapiro welcome viewers to the telethon.

The 2nd annual Be a Part of the Cure Telethon to benefit the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s research and treatment programs raised nearly $400,000 despite a second year of pandemic challenges. “Cancer has affected us all, and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute continues to see patients, provide treatment and take care of…


September 20, 2021

UAMS Opens Rejuvenation Room for Clinical Workers

Linda Satter

Sherri Youngblood, R.N., takes a break from the ICU.

You walk through a nondescript wooden door halfway down the fourth-floor hallway outside the Intensive Care Unit. Suddenly, you’re free from the glare of overhead lights and the cacophony of phones, loudspeakers and beeping machines. You are removed, albeit temporarily, from the all-encompassing, heartbreaking reality of patients you’ve come to know who are fighting to…



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