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April 8, 2022

Daniel’s Story: From UAMS Lymphoma Patient to Be a Part of the Cure Walk Coordinator

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Be A Part of the Cure Walk Coordinator, Daniel Frazier, talks about his experience being treated for cancer at the very place he now works.

Imagine you’re 23 and just landed your first promotion at your dream job. All is right with the world. Now imagine being diagnosed with lymphoma at the same time. For UAMS special events coordinator, Daniel Frazier, cancer was not part of the plan. “Whatever plan I thought I had, a cancer diagnosis was nowhere on…


April 7, 2022

UAMS COVID-19 Study Earns Publication’s Translational Science Award

David Robinson

A Marshallese resident in Northwest Arkansas receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

A UAMS team’s article on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy recently received the 2022 Clinical and Translational Science Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT). The study, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Race/Ethnicity, Trust and Fear,” became the most downloaded paper in 2021 from ASCPT’s journal Clinical and Translational Science. The study was conducted by…


March 21, 2022

MD Anderson Oncologist Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.

LITTLE ROCK — Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.


March 16, 2022

Study Puts More Than 50 UAMS Faculty Among Top 2% of Influential Researchers

David Robinson

Shuk Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said the lengthy list of influential UAMS faculty is a testament to the institution’s high priority for research.

LITTLE ROCK — A study by Stanford University lists over 50 current and retired UAMS faculty among the top 2% of most influential researchers. The study is based on an analysis of Scopus, the largest database of peer-reviewed research literature. To determine the most influential researchers, the study authors used a combination of citation metrics…


March 15, 2022

UAMS Study Finds Cancer Treatment Creates Employment Difficulties for Some Rural Women

David Wise

Woman in a warehouse

LITTLE ROCK — Rural women are likely to face significant challenges finding secure and reliable employment following cancer treatment if they did not already have a secure job at the time of their diagnosis, according to a new study led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. The study, which was published in…


Brian Kirkpatrick, M.D., Joins UAMS’ Walker Family Clinic

Tim Taylor

Brian Kirkpatrick, M.D., MSPH, has joined the Walker Family Clinic at UAMS.

LITTLE ROCK — Brian Kirkpatrick, M.D., MSPH, has joined the Walker Family Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an outpatient psychiatrist.


March 14, 2022

Aaron Carson, M.D., Brian Mooney, M.D., Join UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas Behavioral Health Clinic

Tim Taylor

Aaron Carson, M.D., (left) and Brian Mooney, M.D., have joined UAMS' Northwest Arkansas behavioral clinic in Fayetteville as psychiatrists.

FAYETTEVILLE — Aaron Carson, M.D., and Brian Mooney, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) newly relocated Northwest Arkansas behavioral health clinic  as outpatient psychiatrists.


March 10, 2022

Electronic Medical Records Training Resource Developed for Students, Researchers

Linda Satter

Stock image illustrating the use of electronic medical record software using synthetic instead of actual data that is now available at UAMS to train medical students to use the same system they will use as physicians.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers and students can now experience the Epic electronic medical record system in a custom environment curated for their use. The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation (IDHI), the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and UAMS Information Technology (IT) recently teamed up to create a novel copy of…


March 9, 2022

UAMS’ Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Receives President’s Award from Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Marty Trieschmann

Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), received the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s (SRNT) President’s Award. Fagan was recognized by the organization due to her decades of scientific excellence and efforts to combat health inequities related to nicotine and…


March 4, 2022

Monticello Doctor Credits UAMS Bone Marrow Transplant for Getting Him Back to Medicine and Life

Marty Trieschmann

Patient Jay Connelley with his UAMS Care Team

Jay Connelley, M.D., a family physician in Monticello, Arkansas, was so used to powering through the fatigue that comes with keeping doctors’ hours that it never occurred to him he might be tired for another reason. It wasn’t until he began experiencing frequent dizziness that he thought there might be more to it. “I was…



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