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Jim and Laurie Schepers.

UAMS Myeloma Patient Grateful for ‘Life Changing’ Treatment

Jim Schepers remembers getting a call he didn’t want in April 2020. The call was from Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., clinical director of the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Schepers’ physician — cancer had returned. “When we found out the cancer was back, Dr. van Rhee called…

The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service State Office, located at 2301 S. University Ave., in Little Rock.

UAMS to Hold Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference on March 1

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Brain Injury Program will hold the 2024 Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference: Total Wellness from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas…

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Low Vision Clinic Helps Patients Get Their Quality of Life Back

Most people are familiar with needing glasses for being farsighted or nearsighted. Low vision, however, can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. There is a way forward, though, and it starts at the Low Vision Clinic at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. Low vision is…

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Alumna Appreciates how College of Public Health Positioned her to Excel Professionally

Elizabeth Cohen, MHA, an alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is the business operations manager for the Arkansas Children’s Care Network. In that role, her primary duty is to implement the Medicaid Patient-Centered Medical Home program for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “Helping our young patients…

Mike Pense, MVP for February 2024

Mike Pense

Meet Mike Pense, the MVP for February. Mike serves as a heating-ventilation-air condition controls technician on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.

Jacques J. Morcos, M.D.

UAMS to Host Feb. 23 Lecture on Advances in Neuroscience

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host a free, public lecture, “Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery: Behold the Inseparable Twins,” on Feb. 23. Presented by Jacques J. Morcos, M.D., president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the lecture is part of the M. Gazi and Dianne C.H….

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