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January 14, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I…


December 31, 2019

UAMS to Offer Free 4-Week Stop Smoking Support Group Starting Jan. 15

Benjamin Waldrum

A free four-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit. The small-group Stop Smoking Support Group will be offered from noon-1 p.m. for four Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 in the Strauss McCaskill Classroom on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller…


UAMS to Offer Free 4-Week Stop Smoking Support Group Starting Jan. 15

Benjamin Waldrum

A free four-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit. The small-group Stop Smoking Support Group will be offered from noon-1 p.m. for four Wednesdays starting Jan. 15 in the Strauss McCaskill Classroom on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller…


December 19, 2019

Jones Eye Institute Celebrates 40-year Career of John Shock, M.D.

Spencer Watson

John Shock, M.D., shares stories from his 40 years at UAMS with those gathered to celebrate the anniversary.

A standing-room-only crowd gathered Dec. 17, including members of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board, to celebrate John Shock, M.D., and the 40 years he has given in service to UAMS. Faculty, staff, patients and others gathered to share memories of Shock’s many years of service and many accomplishments as former chair…


December 18, 2019

UAMS Sets Quarterly Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK –Several computer classes for adults will be taught January-March 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 January and February classes will be at Second Presbyterian…


December 11, 2019

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Honored as Dean’s Distinguished Scholar

Susan Van Dusen

Hutchins and Westfall at lecture

When a young Laura Hutchins’ mom encouraged her to get a part-time job, she found one in a clinical lab not far from her parents’ dairy farm in northeastern Mississippi. It didn’t take long for the teenager to realize that lab work was more stimulating than cleaning barns. It also was quickly apparent to her…


UAMS Awarded $4 Million to Study Digital Delivery of Heart Patient Care

Spencer Watson

Leanne Lefler, Ph.D., RN, APRN, FAHA

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $4 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study digital delivery of health care to patients with heart failure. The project is under the leadership of Leanne Lefler, Ph.D., APRN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, who is a Fellow…


November 27, 2019

Cancer Research Highlights Largest-Ever Showcase of Medical Discoveries

Susan Van Dusen

Stephanie Byrum, PhD

Scientists conducting cancer research in the lab, clinic and community gathered Nov. 20 at the 26th UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries to share their projects and discuss ways to work together.


November 26, 2019

UAMS’ First Epilepsy Symposium Highlights Latest Advances

Katrina Dupins

Epilepsy Symposium

About 45 health care professionals and patients met Nov. 16 to discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders at Arkansas’ first Epilepsy Symposium at UAMS. Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological condition that affects over 50 million people worldwide. Epilepsy specialist and UAMS neurosurgeon Viktoras Palys, M.D….


November 25, 2019

Dad Cancer-free After ‘Extremely Rare’ Stem Cell Match with Daughter

Susan Van Dusen

Butch King and Paula Draeger

Butch King counts his blessings every day. First, there’s his growing family, with wife Debbie, their four children, 12 grandkids and soon-to-be seven great-grandkids.

Then, there’s his role as a deacon in the Catholic Church and a passel of friends in the faith. Not mention his lifetime of civil service in the Air Force and U.S. Postal Service.

But this Thanksgiving, as King sits down to dinner with his family, one blessing will undoubtedly rise to the top: the blessing of being cancer-free.



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