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October 16, 2019

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Awarded $4 Million Grant to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Ben Boulden

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation

A new digital health program to provide the expertise of sexual assault nurse examiners to rural hospital emergency departments recently received funding through a $4 million, federal grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime awarded the…


October 14, 2019

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Linda Haymes

Leslie Harrell, D.O.

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in…


October 9, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Kathryn Eisele

Spencer Watson

Kathryn Eisele was surrounded by friends from her 20 years at the Jones Eye Institute at her retirement party.

Though she herself does not speak because she is hearing impaired, Kathryn Eisele’s presence spoke volumes as a valued part of the administrative team at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. An administrative assistant who retired in September after 20 years at UAMS, she will be missed by the coworkers who grew so…


October 8, 2019

Research Collaboration Crosses Basic Science, Clinical Boundaries

Susan Van Dusen

NCI R01 collaborators

Biomedical research does not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, scientists must work together by combining resources and ideas in new and innovative ways.


October 3, 2019

UAMS Breast Center Patients Eligible to Participate in National Mammography Research Study

Susan Van Dusen

If it’s time for your annual mammogram, you may qualify to take part in a national research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


October 2, 2019

Geriatrics Update Speaker Gives Alternatives to Opioids in Pain Management

Ben Boulden

Guest speaker Don Teater, M.D., M.P.H., talks about the opioid crisis and alternatives to treating pain tat the Geriatrics and Long-term Care Update.

Oct. 2, 2019 | Like many physicians in the 1990s, Don Teater, M.D., M.P.H., was told that the medical community was not treating pain well enough, and like many of his peers he began prescribing more opioids in a good-faith effort to correct that. Teater was one of the guest speakers at the 20th annual…


October 1, 2019

Retired Police Officer Finds ‘Top-Notch’ Breast Cancer Treatment at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Patty Allen and Crystal Smith

Patty Allen is the first to admit it: Mammograms make her nervous. With no history of breast cancer in her family, she never imagined the test would come back positive. But the experience always left her rattled nonetheless.


September 30, 2019

UAMS-Sponsored Senior Expo Draws Crowds to Learn, Participate

Ben Boulden

Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., right, and Johnathan Goree, M.D., center, take part in a panel discussion on “New Treatments for Managing Pain.”

To the sounds of bingo numbers being called out, speakers on a main stage and the general murmur of conversations, several hundred seniors circulated through the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock to participate in the Senior Expo. Sponsored by UAMS and presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the event pulled visitors from throughout central…


September 25, 2019

Gala for Life Breaks Record, Raises $1.2 Million for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Gala for Life

Almost 600 guests took a journey down the yellow brick road Sept. 6 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 24th annual Gala for Life. Complete with a Wizard of Oz theme, the black-tie event raised a record-setting amount of more than $1.2 million to benefit the institute’s efforts to achieve National…


September 23, 2019

Little Rock Volunteer Uses Love of Knitting to Give to UAMS Cancer Patients

Linda Haymes

“I knew there was a need so I began by making 50 or more hats a year,” said Ferren, 54, a former elementary school teacher who is legally blind.

Carolaina Ferren uses her knitting needles, crochet hooks, and bundles of yarn to share her empathy with those who are battling cancer. “I knew there was a need so I began by making 50 or more hats a year,” said Ferren, 54, a former elementary school teacher who is legally blind. “A lot of knitting…



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