UAMS News


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….


July 1, 2021

July S.A.F.E. Newsletter Available

Ben Boulden

The July S.A.F.E. newsletter is available. The subject is motor vehicle accidents.


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.


May 31, 2021

June S.A.F.E. Newsletter Available

Ben Boulden

The June S.A.F.E. newsletter is available. The subject is The Joint Commission Survey Readiness. UAMS is in the window for The Joint Commission Survey. Here are some reminders for Team UAMS of some actions and procedures which we need to do every day regardless of whether or not The Joint Commission is here


May 18, 2021

Free UAMS Summer Science Activities Go Virtual Statewide

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas students from 6th through 12th grades will have plenty of opportunities this summer to participate in interactive science programs through UAMS.


April 28, 2021

UAMS Cancer Institute’s Volunteers, Paused by the Pandemic, Ready to Return

Linda Haymes

Stuart Cobb, a myeloma survivor who volunteers with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves on its board of advisors, picks up a sweet thank-you from Julia Hamra of the Cancer Institute's Volunteer Services and Auxiliary department during a recent appreciation drive-thru event for the institute's nearly 70 volunteers.

(UAMS) The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s nearly 70 volunteers may have been out of sight for more than a year thanks to COVID-19, but they have remained close at heart to the Cancer Institute’s staff. For employees of Cancer Institute’s Volunteer Services and Auxiliary department, time and distance has not diminished their appreciation…


April 26, 2021

Saira Hassan, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a Specialist in Genitourinary Cancer

Linda Haymes

Saira Hassan, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Saira Hassan, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a specialist in cancer of the genitourinary or urogenital system, which includes the urinary and reproductive systems. “Having Dr. Hassan join our staff strengthens and broadens the already-excellent level of care we offer…


April 19, 2021

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Recognizes 2 Little Rock Central High Students

Linda Haymes

Anu Iyer and Amna Khan were recently recognized for their cancer-related science fair projects with the inaugural inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Special Award for Outstanding Cancer Research at the Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair

LITTLE ROCK —The inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Special Award for Outstanding Cancer Research at the Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair was recently presented to Little Rock Central High School students Amna Khan and Anu Iyer for the cancer research they each presented at this year’s fair. The award recognizes a student or…



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