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September 19, 2018

New Program at UAMS Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

LITTLE ROCK — A new group to help children cope with a parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin Oct. 2 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 17, 2018

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount at More Than 250 Locations

LITTLE ROCK – Calling all shoppers! More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 26 – Nov. 4 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 6, 2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Lends Support to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D., (center) leads Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (right) and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, on a tour of the Cancer Institute.

Sept. 6, 2018 | A 10-minute drive from the Arkansas State Capitol on Sept. 5 brought Gov. Asa Hutchinson face to face with the future of cancer research.


August 16, 2018

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Eric Ruschky and his wife

“My primary care physician called me in and asked me if I knew a good oncologist,” said Eric Ruschky, 70, of Columbia, South Carolina.


June 25, 2018

UAMS Eye Patient: To See Again is Phenomenal

Cindy Jones has dealt with eye issues for most of her life, but her treatment from David Warner, M.D., at UAMS' Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute has resulted in positive change.

June 25, 2018 | Each visit to UAMS to see cornea surgeon David Warner, M.D., is a joyous occasion for Cindy Jones. That’s because with each visit in the year-long recovery after her cornea transplant, her vision improves. “Each time it was better and better,” said Jones. Jones, 44, has had a lifetime of vision…


May 21, 2018

UAMS Researchers Unlock More Clues to Alzheimer’s; Illustrates How Protein Risk Factor Interacts with DNA

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D., have found a way to illustrate how a protein known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease interacts with DNA. Sue Griffin, Ph.D., is an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at UAMS. The findings were published February 2018…


March 5, 2018

UAMS Med Student Starts Lifetime Goal with Nonprofit

John Musser, a first-year medical student at UAMS, has lofty goals for a nonprofit he recently started.

March 5, 2018 | There is a bulletin board in John Musser’s apartment with a big number on it: 50,000. That’s the number of eyes the first-year UAMS medical student would like to save in his lifetime. “That’s my dream,” said Musser. “I just want to help anyone who wouldn’t have an opportunity otherwise.” Musser…


February 15, 2018

Vietnam Vet, Now Ophthalmologist, Recounts Years as POW

Hal Kushner, M.D., recounted his five and a half years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War to UAMS faculty, staff and students Feb. 7.

Feb. 15, 2018 | F. Harold Kushner was four months into his deployment as an Army flight surgeon in the Vietnam War when a driving rainstorm caused the helicopter he and three other soldiers occupied to crash into the side of a mountain in the middle of enemy territory. The pilot was killed on impact….


January 25, 2018

Little Rock Woman Wins Battle to Keep Her Vision

With the help of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute and ophthalmologists like Romona Davis, M.D., Pamela Morehart (right) is able to maintain her vision.

Jan. 25, 2018 | Maintaining her vision while three rival eye conditions attempt to steal it away is a battle, but it’s one Pamela Morehart is able to win thanks to the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “We have a blessing in the Jones Eye Institute at UAMS,” said Morehart. First, there’s the…


February 21, 2017

Alicia Baird Named Chair of UAMS Department of Ophthalmic Technologies

Feb. 21, 2017 | Alicia Baird has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Health Professions. She will also serve as director of the Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology degree program. She began Feb. 1 and comes to UAMS from…



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