September 19, 2019

UAMS, Community Groups Discuss Helping Housing Insecure Pregnant Women

Ashley McNatt

Cindy Crone, M.N.Sc., APRN

Identifying resources for pregnant women who are housing insecure engaged leaders and community groups Sept. 9 at the Supporting Families in Crisis conference held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. Over 200 community leaders, faith leaders, students, educators, researchers, health care workers, mothers impacted by homelessness, and organizations who provide services for…

September 17, 2019

Study Co-authored by UAMS Doctor Shows Benefit of Facebook Patient Support Groups in Rare Cancer Research

Susan Van Dusen

(From left) Marjorie David, M.D.; Gayle Dicker; and Jerad Gardner, M.D., presented their research at the 2016 American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dicker was one of five patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans who served on a Patient Advisory Board for the study.

LITTLE ROCK – An article co-authored by Jerad Gardner, M.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) demonstrates the ability to use international Facebook patient support groups to rapidly reach large numbers of rare cancer survivors.

September 16, 2019

Radiation Oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Gary Lewis, MD

Radiation oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center.

September 10, 2019

Testicular Cancer Patient Advises Others to Seek Treatment at First Sign of Change

Katrina Dupins

Bradley Patty

Bradley Patty recently finished his last cycle of chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer at UAMS. His prognosis is good. He and his wife, Marlenis Patty, are looking forward to the birth of their sixth child. Patty noticed a lump about a year ago, but he didn’t immediately go get it checked out. Soon after he…

September 9, 2019

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20% Discount at More Than 220 Locations

Susan Van Dusen

Attention all shoppers! More than 220 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 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 4, 2019

Awardees Honored for Contributions to Digital Health

Spencer Watson

Ryan Kelly and Curtis Lowery

The UAMS-led South Central Telehealth Resource Center recently presented three awards to honor those for their work building networks for and advocacy of digital medicine. The awards were presented at the South Central Telehealth Forum, held Aug. 19 and 20 in Nashville, Tennessee. The resource center serves Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. It functions primarily through…

Erika Petersen, M.D., Selected to Lead National Clinical Trial on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Petersen

Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named the lead investigator for a major national clinical trial exploring a unique treatment for a painful chronic diabetic foot condition. The trial will test whether high frequency spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment for painful…

August 29, 2019

Seminars Offer Education on Eye Health and Nutrition for Diabetes Patients

Spencer Watson

Sami Uwaydat, Cayla-Marie Jackson and Heather Vines in front of a presentation slide showing how to create a healthy, balanced plate of food.

About a dozen participants turned out for the second in a series of ongoing seminars at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute to help educate those with diabetes about the dangers it poses to eyesight and how to eat heathier. The series featured presentations on eye damage by Heather Vines, B.S.N., RN, and…

August 27, 2019

UAMS Sets Fall Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK –Several computer classes for adults will be taught this fall by the Little Rock Digital Learning Center. One class will be held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the others at Second Presbyterian Church. The September and October classes and workshops will be…

Horse Riding Therapy Ensures Smiles for STRIVE Students

Katrina Dupins


On a hot July afternoon in Sherwood, three horseback-mounted children are excited to begin a therapy session at Hearts & Hooves. The students have been showing up faithfully to the ranch for their weekly sessions during the summer thanks to a grant awarded to the organization. Children in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute school-based therapy…

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