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August 12, 2022

Piggott Man Remembers “Everything” About Stroke, Including Caregivers’ Kindness

Benjamin Waldrum

Tate and Cale

Freddie Tate, 85, of Piggott, worked around helicopters during his time in the U.S. Air Force, but it wasn’t until March 5, 2021, when he suffered a stroke, that he rode in one for the first time. “I spent four years in the Air Force and we had all kinds of helicopters, but I’d never…


August 11, 2022

UAMS Researcher Co-Authors Nature Communications Article Showing Higher Heart Failure Rates in Some COVID-19 Patients

David Robinson

UAMS' Husam Salah, M.D., is lead author on the national study.

LITTLE ROCK — Patients previously hospitalized with COVID-19 had a 45% higher risk of heart failure than other hospitalized patients, according to the first national study of its kind, which was co-authored by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher. Lead author Husam M. Salah, M.D., at UAMS said the findings reported in…


August 8, 2022

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, Joins UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Mohammad Pakravan

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pakravan’s medical interests include neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cataracts, and diseases of the cornea and anterior segment. “Dr. Pakravan is an internationally renowned expert in neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones Eye Institute…


August 5, 2022

UAMS Receives AAMC Telehealth Equity Catalyst Grant for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Benjamin Waldrum

TeleSANE 2020 mock exam

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation recently received a $15,000 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2022 Telehealth Equity Catalyst Awards and Pilot Grant for its sexual assault nurse examiner program. The grant supports TeleSANE, a program of the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation that offers…


August 3, 2022

ASRS Annual Meeting Sees Multiple Presentations from Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

asrs 2022

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute made an impact at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, held July 13-16 in New York, with residents and faculty making 14 separate presentations. “We are proud to have a prolific research team that is internationally recognized,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones…


August 2, 2022

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, Joins Leadership Team at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, has assumed the role of associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Fagan, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities and co-founder of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Tobacco Research Network on Disparities, will lead…


July 25, 2022

UAMS Attains Comprehensive Care Center Designation for Outstanding Patient Care for Parkinson’s Disease

Linda Satter

Rohit Dhall, M.D., with Movement Disorders logo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS Health) has been designated a Comprehensive Care Center by the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network for providing outstanding care to Parkinson’s disease patients. The designation recognizes medical facilities with specialized teams that provide evidence-based Parkinson’s disease care. It signifies that the UAMS Movement Disorders…


July 22, 2022

UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Welcomes New Ophthalmology Residents

Benjamin Waldrum

Azhari Chacko Karimaghaei Kwok

The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed four new ophthalmology residents who are now seeing patients in central Arkansas. The new ophthalmology residents are: Jamal Azhari, M.D. J. Anthony “Tony” Chacko, M.D. Alex Kwok, M.D., MPH Sam Karimaghaei, M.D. Azhari received his medical degree in…


July 18, 2022

UAMS Receives USDA $738,000 Grant to Purchase Digital Health Equipment for Rural Sites, Including Prisons

Tim Taylor

“We are happy to provide this equipment to our partner organizations and thankful to the USDA for their support,” said Joseph Sanford, M.D., director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture that will go towards the purchase of equipment to provide long-distance learning opportunities to 36 sites around the state, including six prisons.


July 15, 2022

Jones Eye Institute Residents Dominate ASCRS Conference with 10 Presentations

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Residents and Sallam

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute was a significant presence at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, held April 22-26 in Washington, D.C., with nine residents and others presenting 10 projects. Held each year, the annual ASCRS meeting focuses on therapeutic, surgical and administrative topics through a series…



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