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Carly Eastin, M.D., left, patient Antonio Jackson and second-year medical students Cammie York, Beau Pennington and Luke Lefler.

UAMS Students Aid Efforts to Offer Covid-19 Vaccines to Emergency Department Patients

An idea for increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates in Arkansas while providing an educational experience for University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) students has proven successful on both fronts. It all started with Travis Eastin, M.D., and wife Carly Eastin, M.D., both associate professors in the College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, who saw…

Alert: Scam Regarding Physicians, Licenses

A number of licensees have called the Arkansas Medical Board office regarding phone calls they have received stating that their Arkansas license could be in jeopardy or is under investigation. In these calls, the person poses as a representative of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Theresa Gramlich, M.S., RRT, CPFT, an assistant professor in UAMS' Cardio-Respiratory Care program in the College of Health Professions, tells students about being a respiratory therapist.

Summer Camp Introduces High School Students to Health Careers

July 26, 2021 | More than 150 high school students from across Arkansas poured into UAMS – virtually, due to pandemic restrictions – this summer to learn more about a broad range of careers in health care. The draw was Find Your Future in Healthcare, a free three-day camp for high school sophomores, juniors and…

John Erck

UAMS Chooses John Erck as Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement

LITTLE ROCK — John Erck has been selected as the vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Aug. 23. “I look forward to working with John,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “He has accomplished impressive things at the University of…

Effective July 26, UAMS will limit patients to one visitor per day.

UAMS Hospital to Limit Patient Visits

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will change its visitation policy to limit patients to one visitor per day, effective Monday, July 26. Previously, patients could have multiple visitors a day as long as only one visitor was in the patient’s room at a time.

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