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February 12, 2021

UAMS Rural Telehealth Center Receives $1.5 Million to Evaluate Broadband Pilot Program’s COVID-19 Response

Ben Boulden

Hari Eswaran and Mellie Bridewell

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center has received a $1.5 million federal grant to evaluate the performance of the Telehealth Broadband Pilot Program in preventing, preparing for and responding to COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded the grant…


February 10, 2021

Tackett Named Deputy Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer researcher Alan Tackett, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

LITTLE ROCK — Cancer researcher Alan Tackett, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


February 9, 2021

UAMS’s Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $792,000 American Cancer Society Grant to Study DNA Repair Mechanisms

Spencer Watson

Justin Leung, PhD

LITTLE ROCK — A four-year, $792,000 American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA repair mechanisms. “Understanding the molecular processes of DNA repair can help both better diagnose cancer and to progress treatment,” said Leung, an assistant…


Joseph Sanford, M.D., Appointed Director of UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation

Spencer Watson

Joseph Sanford, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has appointed Joseph Sanford, M.D., as director of the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI). “The necessities of the past year have taught us a great deal about the potential of digital health and its ability to improve the lives of Arkansans regardless…


February 8, 2021

Husband and Wife Unite in Battling Myeloma

Linda Haymes

“We have been well taken care of at UAMS,” said Jerilee Gott of Sherwood, Arkansas who is a myeloma survivor along with her husband Ken. “The staff has been outstanding, and we feel we are in very good hands. Our future is very encouraging with the treatment options available for those who go into remission.”

When Jerilee and Ken Gott moved to Arkansas from New Mexico in late 2017 to be closer to their two daughters and grandchildren, she knew she would need regular checkups at the UAMS Myeloma Center. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood, in 2009. But Jerilee Gott,…


Schueck/McCarty Family Gives $1 Million to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for NCI Designation

Benjamin Waldrum

Marge Schueck (center) and her children, Patrick Schueck and Jennifer Schueck McCarty. The family is passionate about UAMS achieving NCI Designation and sees their gift as having an immediate impact toward reaching that goal.

The Schueck/McCarty family has pledged $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to support its efforts in achieving National Cancer Institute Designation. The family is passionate about UAMS achieving NCI Designation and sees their gift as having an immediate impact toward reaching that goal, said Marge…


February 3, 2021

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Awarded $749,968 to Improve Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime in Schools

Ben Boulden

Security guard at a public junior high school -- students OOF in background

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a three-year, $749,968 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help reduce violent crime in and around Arkansas schools. The project, the School Telemedicine in Arkansas for Lessons in Trauma-informed Education (STARLITE), aims to improve…


February 1, 2021

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute To Host Be a Part of the Cure Walk

Yavonda Chase

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting Be a Part of the Cure Walk on May 1. We invite you to join us as we honor all Arkansas cancer patients.

LITTLE ROCK — Lace up your walking shoes and “Be a Part of the Cure” when the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosts its first-ever community walk honoring all Arkansas cancer patients.


January 26, 2021

Larry Crain Sr. Honors Wife, Family With $1 Million Pledge to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Larry Crain Sr. and his late wife, Janett, were high school sweethearts. Janett died in 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1 million pledge from Larry Crain Sr. to support the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s pursuit of National Cancer Institute Designation. In appreciation of the gift, UAMS will rename the Seed of Hope Garden on the Cancer Institute’s ground floor as the Janett Crain…


January 25, 2021

Patient’s Need to Read Leads Him to Jones Eye Low Vision Clinic

Spencer Watson

Patient Jeremy Thornton poses with Mary Price, O.D., after an appointment in the low vision clinic at the UAMS Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

As a minister for the Highway 77 Church of Christ in Marion, Jeremy Thornton needs to be able to read from his Bible. So when damage to his optic nerve made the Word harder for him to read, he was devastated. “When I heard that this was a permanent problem and there wasn’t really anything…



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