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

UAMS Opens Rejuvenation Room for Clinical Workers

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…

Corey Johnson Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Executive Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Johnson Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Executive Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Corey Johnson has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as executive director of community outreach and engagement. Johnson will work closely with Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., community outreach and engagement associate director and vice chancellor for UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, to lead community engagement…

UAMS to Host Annual Drive-Thru Health Fair in El Dorado

LITTLE ROCK — The South Arkansas Center on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will host its annual ‘Head 2 Toe’ drive-thru health fair on Sept. 23 for senior adults. The health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Champagnolle Landing Senior Center,…

Using a crane, workers Sept. 13 install a new MRI scanner in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

Brain Imaging Research Center Installs New MRI Scanner

To maintain its cutting-edge research efforts, the Brain Imaging Research Center replaced its current Philips 3T Achieva magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner Monday, Sept. 13 with a new Siemens 3T Prisma MRI scanner, capable of imaging brain function and structure with improved spatial and temporal resolution.

The Physician Assistant Program Class of 2021 stand Aug. 27 in Smith Auditorium for a final group photo after their Valediction ceremony.

UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Evokes Tears, Smiles

As he brought the UAMS Physician Assistant Class of 2021 Valediction Ceremony to a close Aug. 27, Edward Williams wiped his eyes, and with a sad smile, he joked that his “eyes tend to sweat” when it’s warm. Williams, MPAS, PA-C, is chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health…

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