June 11, 2024

UAMS First in Nation to Offer Groundbreaking Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Tim Taylor

The SAINT neuromodulation system utilizes transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat major depressive disorder.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first medical facility in the United States to provide an innovative therapeutic treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD).

June 3, 2024

Be A Part of the Cure Walk Raises $400,000 for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

About 1,300 participated in this year's Be A Part of the Cure Walk, to benefit the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held its fourth Be A Part of the Cure Walk on Saturday, May 4, and raised a record-setting $400,000 to support its growing clinical and translational research programs.

UAMS Researchers Find that Better Access to Physical Activity Could Provide Boost for Rural Cancer Survivors

David Wise

senior Hispanic couple walking and holding hands on sidewalk

FAYETTEVILLE — Cancer survivors in rural areas could benefit more from environmental opportunities to be active, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Researchers at the UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation found that cancer survivors who lived in small- to medium-sized metropolitan areas that promoted walkability were more physically…

May 31, 2024

Cancer Institute Research Retreat Focuses on Prevention, Early Detection

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS cancer researchers talk about a study displaying on a poster in front of them

The third UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Cancer Research Retreat brought together more than 250 UAMS cancer researchers and faculty to share ongoing research on the prevention and early detection of cancer in Arkansas. An alarming statistic prompted the retreat’s prevention and early detection focus in the hopes that collaboration and sharing innovative strategies…

May 28, 2024

The Surprising Link Between Diabetes and Dementia

News Staff

Older couple checking blood sugar levels together on a couch

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. Studies show that having diabetes can increase your risk of dementia. There are several ways that diabetes contributes to dementia. Abnormal blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and other chronic diseases associated with diabetes can damage your brain over time. Abnormal blood sugar levels can affect your memory. Stable blood sugar levels…

UAMS Oncologist Invested in Inaugural Omar T. Atiq, M.D., MACP, Distinguished Chair in Physician Leadership

Andrew Vogler


LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Omar T. Atiq, M.D., MACP, FRCP, in the inaugural Omar T. Atiq, M.D., MACP, Distinguished Chair in Physician Leadership during a May 20 ceremony. Atiq is a medical oncologist at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and a distinguished…

May 16, 2024

“Empire of Pain” Author Draws Large Crowd to UAMS for Lecture

Linda Satter

Johnathan Goree, M.D., left, who directs Interventional Pain Management Services at UAMS, and Rohit Dhall, M.D. , chair of the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology, talk with Keefe while he signs copies of his books after the lecture.

The 335-seat Fred W. Smith Auditorium was bursting at the seams April 26 as physicians, pain management experts and members of the community gathered to hear author Patrick Radden Keefe recount his investigative reporting into the origins of the opioid crisis in America. A livestream of the presentation attracted nearly 100 viewers from such states…

May 10, 2024

Myeloma Patient Writes About Her ‘Ordinary Journey’

Nathan Tidwell

Vicki Wicker

Creative works have their beginnings in various ways. For multiple myeloma survivor Vicki C. Wicker, Ph.D., it was the loss of a loved one and social media. “My mom passed away around two years before my diagnosis,” said Wicker. “Every Sunday I would write something on Facebook with a short scripture and a few paragraphs…

May 9, 2024

UAMS’ Holly Maples, Pharm.D., Recognized by National Society for Effort to Improve Antibiotic Utilization in Pediatric UTIs

David Robinson

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., presented her award-winning poster at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2024 Conference.

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, was recently recognized by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America for having a top featured poster abstract, which she presented at the society’s Spring 2024 Conference. The recognition stems from her work as a UAMS Translational Research Institute Implementation Science Scholar. The…

May 7, 2024

Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at UAMS Perinatal Health Workshop

Benjamin Waldrum

Weeks and Pennington baby escape room

More than 96 front-line caregivers from hospitals across Arkansas came together in Little Rock to attend an April 24 workshop aimed at improving perinatal care. An additional 24 participants tuned in to the workshop virtually. The all-day workshop, held on the second floor of the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building on the UAMS Little Rock…

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