UAMS News


February 19, 2020

UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

Susan Van Dusen

breast cancer survivors

Kristina Payne wants to show the world there is life after breast cancer. “It’s scary, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Payne, a three-year survivor and access manager at UAMS.


UAMS Program Starting March 31 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

Susan Van Dusen

A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin March 31 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


February 18, 2020

Family and Baby Stay Close with Ronald McDonald Family Room

Katrina Dupins

Emily & children

Emily and Michael Baker are no novices when it comes to being the parent of a premature baby. Their daughter, Isabella, 3, and son, Bradley who is nearly 2, are both graduates of the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And now their son Joshua, born Jan. 14 at 28 weeks and 2 days, is…


February 14, 2020

UAMS Midsouth Summit Black Expo set for Feb. 29

Susan Van Dusen

The 16th Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, presented the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will celebrate black history month with an event highlighting health education, minority-owned businesses and family-friendly entertainment.


February 11, 2020

Car Crash Leads to Discovery of Brain Tumor, Now in Remission

Katrina Dupins

Matthew Koshinksi

Matthew Koshinski believes the car crash he was in two years ago saved his life. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2018, he wasn’t feeling his best. But the 22-year-old supervisor at UPS went in to work anyway. “I didn’t think much of it. I just thought I’d push through it.” He ended up leaving…


February 10, 2020

Day at the Races March 19 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

An upcoming event will offer the chance to enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing while supporting cancer research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

Susan Van Dusen

proteomics workshop

To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task.


February 3, 2020

Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Zhan Fenghuang MD

LITTLE ROCK — Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center. Zhan was most recently a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and an adjunct professor with the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics….


January 28, 2020

UAMS First in Central Arkansas to Use Nitrous Oxide for Laboring Moms

Katrina Dupins

Vivanna Imbert wraps newborn Diego.

Nurses, obstetricians and midwives in UAMS Labor and Delivery are excited about a new option to relieve pain for laboring mothers. In January, UAMS Medical Center became the first hospital in central Arkansas to offer nitrous oxide during labor. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas,  is sometimes used during dental procedures. This option is…


January 14, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I…



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