UAMS News


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…


January 9, 2020

Spanish-Language Caregiver Support Group Now Offered at UAMS Schmieding Center in Springdale

David Wise

FAYETTEVILLE – A free Spanish-language caregiver support group is now being offered monthly at the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This free monthly program will offer those caring for family and friends with…


UAMS Level 1 Trauma Center Recognized by American College of Surgeons

Kate Franks

UAMS has a comprehensive Emergency Department prepared to treat a wide range of medical needs with immediate, around-the-clock access to orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists and other specialists.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has once again been designated  by the American College of Surgeons as the state’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center, signifying UAMS can provide the highest level of trauma care for the most serious and urgent cases. UAMS first achieved this Level 1 verification in 2017 after…


January 7, 2020

Tyler CarlLee, M.D., joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

Spencer Watson

Tyler CarlLee, M.D.

Tyler L. CarlLee, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon practicing at UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at 201 W. Van Asche Loop, formerly the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. “Tyler is an excellent addition to our team,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair…


January 3, 2020

Clinical Trial for Rare Blood Disorder Brings Dallas Mom to UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Shield family photo

For Grace Shield, nursing is more than a career. It’s a way of life. With 14 years on the job, she has seen her share of both typical and unusual medical cases. That confidence was turned on its head in October 2017 when Shield suddenly found herself in the role of patient and her colleagues searching for answers to a set of overwhelming and unusual symptoms.


December 23, 2019

Seupaul Named Chief Clinical Officer for UAMS Medical Center

News Staff

Rawle A. “Tony” Seupaul, M.D.

Rawle A. “Tony” Seupaul, M.D., has been named chief clinical officer for UAMS Medical Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Dr. Seupaul has been an exemplary head of our Emergency Medicine program for the past six years,” said Steppe Mette, M.D., senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health and UAMS Medical Center…


Benton Woman Trusts UAMS Orthopaedics for Both Knee Replacements

Katrina Dupins

Jackie Dawson

Jackie Dawson is teaching her four grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors. So far, they have learned to hike and bike. The two oldest boys (9 and 11) have also learned to waterski. In spring 2018, Dawson found herself slowing down because the pain in her knees became unbearable. “I understand the benefits and risks of…


December 19, 2019

Jones Eye Institute Celebrates 40-year Career of John Shock, M.D.

Spencer Watson

John Shock, M.D., shares stories from his 40 years at UAMS with those gathered to celebrate the anniversary.

A standing-room-only crowd gathered Dec. 17, including members of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board, to celebrate John Shock, M.D., and the 40 years he has given in service to UAMS. Faculty, staff, patients and others gathered to share memories of Shock’s many years of service and many accomplishments as former chair…


December 18, 2019

Head Start Carolers Deliver Holiday Cheer to UAMS

Linda Haymes

A group of preschoolers from the UAMS Head Start program recently celebrated the winter holidays by sharing songs with Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and others at UAMS.

It was enough to make even the Grinch himself grin. Instead of a shiny sleigh, Santa’s little helpers arrived at UAMS the morning of Dec. 17 by school bus. Oh, what a merry sight the 16 preschool carolers were to behold, and, oh, what fun it was to celebrate the season with them. The visit…


UAMS Sets Quarterly Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK –Several computer classes for adults will be taught January-March by the Little Rock Digital Learning Center. One class will be held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the others at Second Presbyterian Church. The January and February classes will be at Second Presbyterian…



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