April 2, 2020

Diamondhead Man Beats 3 Types of Cancer with UAMS’ ‘World-Class Care’

Susan Van Dusen

Larry Seals

Larry Seals doesn’t back down from a challenge. As a highly decorated helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, Seals saw more than his share of conflict and hardship. But through it all, he never lost his sense of humor or positive attitude.

March 26, 2020

Floater Removal Gets Patient Back on the Tennis Court

Spencer Watson

Ahmed Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., and patient Jim Winter.

Jim Winter realized something was wrong on the tennis court. “In the last three to four years, I started having difficulty seeing tennis balls on the tennis court,” said Winter, a retired emeritus research professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Winter was also having trouble working on a computer or reading books…

March 17, 2020

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Linda Haymes

Seeds of Science grant recipients

Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group.

March 3, 2020

E-Cigarette Expert Warns of Health Issues, Advocates Flavor Ban

Ashley McNatt


E-cigarettes are likely bad for human health and state and local governments should help prevent the spread of their use, especially among young people, by adopting bans on flavored nicotine products. That was the takeaway message from Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., a tobacco control  researcher and the featured speaker Feb. 13 at the UAMS Winthrop P….

March 2, 2020

Arkansan’s Golf Swing Breaks Back, Leads to Myeloma Diagnosis

Linda Haymes

"When you get a diagnosis like that, your world crumbles and you don't know what to expect," said Buffy Bennett, the wife of myeloma patient Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas.

In 2017, Wade Bennett of Hackett, Arkansas, was 50, and physically active, both in his work as the owner of his company, WB Drywall, and in his leisure time. He also thought he was in good health. “I had a golf tournament coming up and I was swinging an eight iron in my yard and…

February 24, 2020

Blue & You Foundation Gives $147,000 to UAMS AR-IMPACT to Help Physicians Fight Opioid Use Statewide

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, receives the check from Patrick O'Sullivan, Blue & You Foundation executive director. Beau Blair Jr., UAMS Board of Advisors chair (at left) also accepted along with members of the AR-IMPACT team.

A $147,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand a program to fight opioid addiction around the state through use of its digital health network. The announcement was made Feb. 20 at UAMS by the Blue & You Foundation,…

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 11, 2020

Car Crash Leads to Discovery of Brain Tumor, Now in Remission

Katrina Dupins

Matthew Koshinksi

Matthew Koshinski believes the car crash he was in two years ago saved his life. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2018, he wasn’t feeling his best. But the 22-year-old supervisor at UPS went in to work anyway. “I didn’t think much of it. I just thought I’d push through it.” He ended up leaving…

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.

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