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December 1, 2022

UAMS Researchers Design App to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

Tim Taylor

Ronald G. Thompson, Ph.D., (left) Andrew James, Ph.D., and Mary Bollinger, Ph.D., (not shown) have designed an app to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.

LITTLE ROCK — A trio of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have designed a smart phone application to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.


November 30, 2022

Children’s Tumor Foundation, UAMS Open Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Marty Trieschmann

Photo of UAMS leaders and doctors, donors, patients

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be designated by the Children’s Tumor Foundation as the site…


November 29, 2022

Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., Named 2022 Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Breast Imaging Director at a UAMS reception in her honor

Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., was honored Nov. 17 as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary 2022 Distinguished Honoree at a reception at the home of Jennifer and Steve Ronnel. Bryant-Smith, M.D., serves as chief of Breast Imaging, director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Breast Center and Mobile…


November 28, 2022

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor Beats the Odds

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor in the Healing Garden of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas

About 25-30% of patients worldwide with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer die in less than three months. But with talented doctors, advances in treatment and a bit of luck, some patients beat the odds. John Pertuis, 62, is a member of this rarified group of lung cancer “long” survivors. With help from the UAMS…


November 17, 2022

Memphis Neurosurgeon Says Surgery Isn’t Always Best Option in Treating Spinal Deformities

Linda Satter

Paul Park, M.D., discusses spinal surgery during the annual Flanigan-Boop Lectureship in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute.

| The surgical treatment of spinal deformities such as scoliosis was the subject of a Nov.4 lecture presented as part of the annual Flanigan-Boop Endowed Lectureship in Spinal Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Paul Park, M.D., a Memphis neurosurgeon, addressed a live and virtual audience of primarily physicians during his…


November 15, 2022

Program Plays Key Role in Studying Factors That Affect Development, Treatment, Survivorship of Breast Cancer in Arkansas’ Rural Communities

Kev' Moye

Dr. Hsu

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is helping to spearhead a program that specializes in studying breast cancer — and overall health — of women who reside in Arkansas, especially rural areas. The Arkansas Rural Community Health (ARCH) project was established in 2007. Formerly named Spit…


November 9, 2022

NIH Funds UAMS Study Addressing Urgent Health Needs of Pregnant Marshallese Women

David Robinson

Britni Ayers, Ph.D., is leading the study involving small groups of pregnant Marshallese women and health care navigators to improve health outcomes.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team in Northwest Arkansas will study a potential way to improve health outcomes of pregnant Marshallese women using group-based care and health care navigators. Led by UAMS researcher Britni Ayers, Ph.D., the study of maternal health care involving small groups of women, known…


November 7, 2022

UAMS Assisting Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in Care of Detainees with Substance Use Disorder

Tim Taylor

Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., speaks at a press conference Nov. 1 announcing a $1.3 million grant awarded the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Several University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are working with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to reduce the use of opioids among its incarcerated population.


November 2, 2022

UAMS Partnership Receives Two Awards to Address Suicide, Food Insecurity among Older Adults

Chris Carmody

Melodee Harris (from left), associate professor in the UAMS College of Nursing and co-director of the Arkansas Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, is shown with Mark Herbst, program manager for the UAMS Centers on Aging, and Amy Leigh Overton-McCoy, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Centers on Aging.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) partnership involving the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Centers on Aging, College of Nursing and the Arkansas Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence has received a total of $550,000 in awards for programs that address food insecurity and suicide among older adults. The…


November 1, 2022

UAMS to Offer Free Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop Nov. 10

Yavonda Chase

UAMS will host a virtual “Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Workshop” from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10.

LITTLE ROCK — The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation’s TBI Team will host a virtual “Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Workshop” on Nov. 10 to connect anyone affected by a TBI to helpful resources and support.



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