UAMS News


January 3, 2022

Graduate School Celebrates Students, Faculty and Staff at Annual Winter Awards Reception

Linda Haymes

"One of the best lessons this pandemic has taught us is there are lots of ways to do things right," Graduate School Dean Robert McGehee Jr., Ph.D. told a crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff at a recent Annual Winter Awards reception.

Students, faculty and staff from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School celebrated recent achievements with a reception and awards presentation on Dec. 9. A crowd of about 50 students, faculty and staff gathered in the atrium of the Biomedical II building for an afternoon reception before departing for winter break. Graduate…


November 15, 2021

Pioneering Researcher Returns to UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

“Dr. Shaughnessy’s return to UAMS expands and strengthens our research and subsequent treatment here at the Myeloma Center,” said Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, director of research at the Myeloma Center.

John D. Shaughnessy, Jr., Ph.D., has rejoined the Myeloma Center in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a principal staff scientist and professor of medicine. “It feels great to be back,” said Shaughnessy, whose research is focused on developing new targeted therapies for multiple myeloma,…


November 10, 2021

UAMS Centers for Simulation Education Holds First Research Day

Linda Haymes

Karen J. Dickinson, M.D., M.Ed., director of interprofessional simulation and clinical skills training, introduces Debra Nestel, Ph.D., from Monash University, Australia, keynote speaker of the first UAMS Centers for Simulation Education Research Day, which has held both in person and virtually.

The UAMS Centers for Simulation Education held its inaugural Research Day on Nov. 2. The half-day conference, with a theme of “Modern Interprofessional Simulation Education” featured 14 UAMS employees each giving a six-minute presentation followed by a two-minute Q&A session. There was a mid-morning break for the viewing of 24 posters with both in-person and…


October 6, 2021

International Fest, Jeopardy Close Out Diversity and Inclusion Month

Linda Satter

Ruofei Du, Ph.D., shows viewers a map of Gansu Province, where he grew up.

Students and employees at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were transported around the world one week and into the throes of a UAMS trivia competition the next as they virtually participated in lunchtime events in late September to top off celebrations of UAMS Diversity and Inclusion Month. On Sept. 24, those who…


September 27, 2021

Primary Care Topics Highlight Virtual Family Medicine Update

Linda Satter

The 25th Annual Family Medicine Update with Free Tobacco and Disease Symposium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer up to 16 hours of online continuing education October 26 – 29 for primary care physicians, doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, respiratory…


September 14, 2021

Virtual Family Medicine Update with Free Tobacco & Disease Symposium Oct. 26-29

Ben Boulden

The 25th Annual Family Medicine Update with Free Tobacco & Disease Symposium Oct. 26 – 29 offers up to 16 hours of content in a 4-day, virtual format. Primary care physicians, PAs, APRNs, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, CHES, social workers and pharmacists may receive credit. Topics include colorectal cancer screening, food as medicine, Covid-19…


August 10, 2021

Samer Al Hadidi, M.D., Joins the UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Samer Al Hadidi, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Samer Al Hadidi, M.D., has joined the Myeloma Center in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where he will treat patients with myeloma and other plasma cell disorders. “I’m very happy to welcome Dr. Al Hadidi to our staff,” said Frits van Rhee,…


July 22, 2021

UAMS Expands Koru Mindfulness Program to Public

Linda Haymes

“Koru was developed as an introduction to mindfulness for busy people who feel they ‘don’t have time to meditate,’” said Puru Thapa, M.D., director of the UAMS Mindfulness Program, professor of psychiatry and the director of Student, Resident and Faculty Wellness at UAMS.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Mindfulness Program is offering the Koru Mindfulness Program online for the public.  The first course will start Aug. 3. The four-week class meets weekly at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from Aug. 3-Aug. 24. Koru Mindfulness is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and stress-management skills….


June 17, 2021

Snakes

Tim Taylor

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These programs were first broadcast the week of June 21, 2021.


June 4, 2021

UAMS Aortic Center Uses Advanced Treatment to Save LR Artist

Katrina Dupins

Linda Yates

Linda Yates has long found comfort in her art, and one of her latest creations holds a particularly special meaning. Before she retired, the Little Rock woman spent years as a graphic artist and ran her own business for 17 years. “I thought I’d paint a lot more once I retired, but then things started happening,” Yates said.



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