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November 30, 2020

Little Rock Coach Turns Caregiver

Ben Boulden

Flanked by his mother and father, Grady O. Brown, center, takes a family photo in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. He supports his mother, Virginia, in caring for his father, who also is named Grady Brown.

When caring for a person with dementia, sometimes a family caregiver needs support, and sometimes a coach needs a coach. Grady O. Brown, a Little Rock gymnastics coach, found himself in that position as he tried to help his mother, Virginia, 81, as she cared for his father, 84, also named Grady. Brown turned to…


Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Michail Mavros, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Michail Mavros, M.D.

Michail Mavros, M.D., a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


November 20, 2020

M. Denise Compton, Ph.D., Invested in Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education

Benjamin Waldrum

Chancellor Patterson (left) and Dean Westfall (right) present Compton with a commemorative medallion and inscribed chair at the investiture ceremony Nov. 18. Compton, who joined UAMS in 2010, is actively involved in providing educational programs for the public regarding memory and cognitive disorders.

Denise Compton, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and geriatric neuropsychologist specializing in seniors and cognitive disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Nov. 18 in the Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Compton was invested in a brief ceremony broadcast online via Zoom….


Steven Barger, Ph.D., Invested in Louise G. Hearn Chair in Dementia and Long-Term Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Chancellor Patterson (left) and Dean Westfall (right) present Barger with a commemorative medallion and inscribed chair at the investiture ceremony Nov. 18. Barger, an accomplished neuroscience and neurological disease researcher, joined UAMS in 1996.

Steven Barger, Ph.D., a neuroscience and neurological disease researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Nov. 18 in the Louise G. Hearn Chair in Dementia and Long-Term Care. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barger was invested in a brief ceremony broadcast online via Zoom. Attendees wore masks and were socially…


November 13, 2020

State-of-the-Art Infusion Center Opens at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Birrer in Phase I Unit

A new center for patients undergoing chemotherapy was unveiled today at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


November 5, 2020

UAMS-UA Fayetteville Host Joint Cancer Research Retreat

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer Retreat Zoom image

More than 160 scientists gathered online Oct. 30 for the first-ever UAMS – UA Fayetteville Collaborative Cancer Research Retreat.


November 3, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Screening Program Teams up with MammoVan

Susan Van Dusen

Chaunacy McRae

For more than 10 years, women across Arkansas have relied on the UAMS MammoVan for their annual screening mammograms. Now, as the mobile mammography unit rolls across the state, it also will offer patients in designated counties the chance to schedule another important screening — lung cancer.


October 30, 2020

Klimberg Lectureship Offers Insight from Leading Breast Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Kirby Bland, MD

As a young physician-scientist, V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., found a lifelong mentor and friend in renowned breast cancer researcher Kirby Bland, M.D. “Without him, I would not be where I am today,” said Klimberg, former division director of the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Breast Surgical Oncology. That mutual respect and admiration led…


October 29, 2020

UAMS Awarded Nearly $1 Million by U.S. Department of Agriculture for Digital Health Training in Arkansas Delta

Ben Boulden

Hari Eswaran, right, uses a live video connection at the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to talk with Mellie Bridewell, executive director of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a two-year grant of $999,993 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the digital health training of health care professionals, students, business and community leaders, consumers and patients in the Arkansas Delta. The grant will fund…


October 28, 2020

Fellowship-trained Gynecologic Oncologist Heather Williams, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Heather Williams, M.D.

Gynecologic oncologist Heather Williams, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. She is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



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