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Blue & You Foundation Awards UAMS $175,000 for Mobile Vision Screening Unit

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a $175,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas to support GoVision AR: Mobile Vision Screening for Underserved Children Across Arkansas. GoVision AR, a project of the UAMS Department of Ophthalmology, aims to address the significant disparities in access…

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Nine UAMS Physicians Named Healthcare Research All-Stars

 LITTLE ROCK — Nine current and former physicians at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named Healthcare Research All-Stars for 2024 by Avant-garde Health. Additionally, it placed the UAMS Hip and Knee surgery team among the top 1% of hip and knee surgeons nationwide, the orthopaedic surgery team among the top…

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Fourth-Year Advanced Practice Rotations Benefit Pharmacy Students and Preceptors

Each year, a new group of UAMS College of Pharmacy fourth-year students begin their rotations as they transition to direct patient care. A major departure from in-classroom instruction, the time-honored tradition is the final hurdle for students before graduation. In recent years, the college introduced an interprofessional continuing education program that allows students to teach…

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UAMS Hosts POWER Workshop for Perinatal Health on April 24

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ARPQC) will hold an all-day perinatal quality improvement workshop April 24 in Little Rock. This workshop is organized in partnership with the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Through Education and Research (POWER), a part of the High-Risk Pregnancy Program at…

At last year's Parkinson's Symposium, many attendees used hand-held instruments to participate in an exercise used in music workshops for Parkinson's patients. A picture of people standing up in the auditorium and shaking instruments.

UAMS Hosts Free Parkinson’s Symposium April 21

LITTLE ROCK — A free, public forum on Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s plus syndromes will be held April 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The ninth annual Parkinson’s Symposium will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fred Smith auditorium on the 12th floor of the Jackson T….

The total solar eclipse at 1:51 p.m., April 8, left; UAMS employees, center, get ready to view the eclipse at the Bruce Fountain in front of the Medical Center; right, the sun in partial eclipse. (eclipse photos courtesy of John Sykes; center photo by Keith Whitworth)

UAMS Celebrates Once in a Generation Event — Total Solar Eclipse

As the moon completely covered the disk of the sun for three minutes on April 8, hundreds of members of Team UAMS together witnessed the rare event — a total solar eclipse. Audible gasps and exclamations of awe were heard across the field between the Shorey Building and Hooper Drive and around the Bruce Fountain…

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