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The new transplant clinic is located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena.

UAMS Opens Satellite Transplant Clinic in Helena-West Helena

HELENA-WEST HELENA — Community health providers and members of the public gathered today in Helena-West Helena to celebrate the recent opening of the newest University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) transplant clinic. Located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center at 1393 Arkansas 242 South in Helena-West Helena, the clinic is the sixth satellite…

Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

Dominique Covington

Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote:

Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.

Kent Westbrook, M.D., entertains his audience while offering serious life lessons.

Kent Westbrook, M.D., Keeps Audience Laughing While Delivering Wisdom

Laughter spilled out of the Walton Auditorium and three overflow rooms during much of the inaugural Last Lecture, delivered Nov. 16 in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by Kent C. Westbrook M,D., distinguished professor of surgery. A leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for five decades who continues to see…

Artist Helmar Anitok talks about his mural during the unveiling in downtown Springdale.

Marshallese Art Mural Highlights Pacific Islander Culture in Downtown Springdale

A new mural celebrating Marshallese culture was unveiled in downtown Springdale Nov. 16, thanks to a collaborative effort between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research, Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM), and the Downtown Springdale Alliance. UAMS and ACOM reached out to local Marshallese artist Helmar Anitok earlier…

photo of 14 people standing on stage with plaque: Rohit Dhall, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology (in mask), accepts the plaque from Elizabeth Guerrero of the Parkinson's Foundation (directly to the right of the plaque), while surrounded by team members including Aditya Vikram Boddu, M.D. (bottom right), who co-chairs the UAMS Comprehensive Care Center with Dhall, and Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D. (standing behind Boddu to the left), division chief of neurodegenerative disorders.

UAMS Receives Parkinson’s Foundation Plaque for Comprehensive Care Center Designation

The Parkinson’s Foundation recently presented the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a plaque designating it as a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation created the designation in late 2021, reserving it for just 15 medical centers across the country whose specialized teams have met rigorous standards of excellence in…

Little girl receives a flu shot. Image text says "Five Myths About Flu Vaccines."

Five Flu Vaccine Myths … Busted!

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D., UAMS Family Medicine Physician The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. However, myths about the flu shot often cause people to skip it. For National Flu Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-8), here are five of the most common, and untrue, myths about the flu vaccine. Myth:…

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