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January 15, 2019

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

David Wise

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to UAMS.

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, joined Schmieding Foundation President Gilda Underwood and Schmieding Foundation Vice President/Treasurer…


January 2, 2019

Cornea Transplant Saves Vision of NICU Doctor

Spencer Watson

David Warner gives Whit Hall an eye exam after having done a successful cornea transplant.

For Whit Hall, M.D., a constant blurring of his vision made work more difficult. The nature of the work, however, required keen vision. Hall is a neonatologist in the UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “Many of our babies are very small,” said Hall. “In order to help the babies breathe, for example, we have to…


December 17, 2018

UAMS Sets January Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK – Two computer classes – Computer Basics and Intermediate Computers – and one 50-minute workshop will be taught in January for adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The courses will be presented by the LifeQuest Digital Learning. Little Rock Digital Learning Center, a…


December 14, 2018

Minimally Invasive Surgery Yields Successful Outcome for Lung Cancer Survivor

Susan Van Dusen

Mary Davis of Maumelle credits the UAMS Lung Cancer Team with her successful outcome.

Mary Davis shies away from the spotlight.

“I don’t like to be the center of attention,” she said.

But in 2016, when a hacking cough resulted in an unexpected cancer diagnosis, she had no choice but to turn the attention to herself.


December 12, 2018

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., Named Executive Director of Development for UAMS Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D.

Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., has been named executive director of development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). His position will focus on fund raising efforts for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


December 11, 2018

Dementia Update Helps Educate Caregivers, Health Care Professionals

Ben Boulden

G. Allen Power speaks to the Dementia Update audience about the role medication plays in caring for patients with dementia.

People with dementia too often are seen as problems to be managed and medicated instead of individuals who clinicians and caregivers should listen to and work with, G. Allen Power, M.D., said.


December 10, 2018

With the Ring of a Bell, 8-year-old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

Susan Van Dusen

Abigail Lewis (center) celebrates with her health care team at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center following her final radiation treatment.

It’s common to hear bells at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. When a patient completes their final treatment, they celebrate by stepping up to the large brass bell on the wall and giving it a ring.


November 15, 2018

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million to Study Common Mechanisms Shared by Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Ben Boulden

Srinivas Ayyadevara, left, Robert Shmookler Reis and research associate Ramani Alla stop for a photo in their UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute lab.

A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to investigate common pathways that contribute to the aging of various tissues.


November 6, 2018

G. Richard Smith, M.D., Named Chairman of UAMS Department of Psychiatry

Tim Taylor

G. Richard Smith

LITTLE ROCK — G. Richard Smith, M.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and director of UAMS’ Psychiatric Research Institute. Smith served as chairman of the Department of Psychiatry from 2001 to 2013, during which he oversaw the…


October 31, 2018

Klimberg Lectureship Brings Breast Cancer Luminaries Back to UAMS

David Robinson

Isabel Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., with Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., said Klimberg and UAMS changed her life.

Breast cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the last 20 years, with UAMS surgical pioneers such as V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Isabel T. Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., helping lead the way. Rubio, of Madrid, Spain, spent time at UAMS starting in 1996 as a Virginia Clinton Breast Oncology Fellow. She recently shared some of…



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