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February 19, 2020

UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

Susan Van Dusen

breast cancer survivors

Kristina Payne wants to show the world there is life after breast cancer. “It’s scary, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Payne, a three-year survivor and access manager at UAMS.


Free Dementia Training Now Offered Online

Katrina Dupins

First responders

UAMS police and others are taking advantage of a free newly available online course to improve interactions when they come in contact with older Arkansans who have dementia. The course is provided by the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at UAMS. Laura Spradley, an outreach coordinator for AGEC, says the training allows officers to not…


February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

Susan Van Dusen

proteomics workshop

To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task.


February 4, 2020

Research at UAMS Shows Potential to Reduce Chemo-related Heart Damage

Susan Van Dusen

Valentina Todorova, PhD

A team led by UAMS cancer researcher Valentina Todorova, Ph.D., has demonstrated the potential to prevent chemotherapy-induced heart damage without reducing the treatment’s effectiveness.


February 3, 2020

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Zhan Fenghuang MD

LITTLE ROCK — Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center. Zhan was most recently a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and an adjunct professor with the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics….


January 30, 2020

Students Receive Exams, Glasses from UAMS Volunteers on MLK Day

Spencer Watson

UAMS Medical Student John Musser checks the vision of a student who visited JEI on MLK Day.

More than 120 students from Little Rock and the surrounding area got a late Christmas present from volunteers at UAMS on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: the gift of clearer vision. The Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach event was organized by nonprofit Rural Ophthalmology Optometry Treatment & Screening (ROOTS) and Shepherd’s…


January 24, 2020

Paul H. Phillips, M.D., Named Chair of Ophthalmology and Director of Jones Eye Institute at UAMS

Spencer Watson

Paul H. Phillips, M.D.

Paul H. Phillips, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine and director of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Dr. Phillips brings exceptional strengths to his new post as a highly respected leader in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus,…


January 22, 2020

AmyLeigh Overton-McCoy, Ph.D., APRN, Invested in Murphy Endowed Chair for Rural Aging Leadership and Policy

Benjamin Waldrum

Overton-McCoy was presented with a commemorative medallion by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean.

AmyLeigh Overton-McCoy, Ph.D., APRN, a leading geriatric nursing specialist with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Jan. 16 in the Murphy Endowed Chair for Rural Aging Leadership and Policy. “This is an extreme honor and privilege, and I will really treasure this opportunity to make a difference in so many lives,”…


Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H., Invested in Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics

Benjamin Waldrum

Mendiratta was presented with a commemorative medallion by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean.

Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H., geriatrician and director for the geriatric clerkship and course for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Jan. 16 in the Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics. “Thank you so much for bestowing this great honor upon me and the Department…


January 21, 2020

New UAMS HealthNow Offers 24/7 Digital Health, Live Video Access to Convenient Care

Ben Boulden

Curtis Lowery, M.D., left, answers questions during a television interview about the new UAMS HealthNow, 24-hour, online convenience health care service.

Starting today through UAMS HealthNow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun providing 24-hour, digital health access to convenient, real-time care for Arkansas patients using the internet through mobile devices or computers. Arkansas patients at any time can connect via live video and see UAMS expert health care providers who offer a…



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