UAMS News


February 26, 2021

Marathoner Thanks Heart Team at UAMS

Katrina Dupins

Jon Norcross

Sixty days after a sudden cardiac arrest, Jon Norcross of Little Rock finished a half marathon. It was an exceptional journey to recovery, and he took a moment in January to extend his gratitude on social media for everyone who kept him alive, including a team of cardiovascular experts at UAMS Health.


February 9, 2021

Conversation with Cam — Patricia Cowan

News Staff

Chancellor Cam Patterson and DeanPatricia Cowan

In this Conversation with Cam, I speak with UAMS College of Nursing Dean Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., R.N. There is a lot happening in our College of Nursing that differentiates it from other nursing schools.


February 8, 2021

Husband and Wife Unite in Battling Myeloma

Linda Haymes

“We have been well taken care of at UAMS,” said Jerilee Gott of Sherwood, Arkansas who is a myeloma survivor along with her husband Ken. “The staff has been outstanding, and we feel we are in very good hands. Our future is very encouraging with the treatment options available for those who go into remission.”

When Jerilee and Ken Gott moved to Arkansas from New Mexico in late 2017 to be closer to their two daughters and grandchildren, she knew she would need regular checkups at the UAMS Myeloma Center. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood, in 2009. But Jerilee Gott,…


January 26, 2021

UAMS Vaccine Clinic Notice

Brent Passmore

Due to the volume of phone calls to the UAMS COVID vaccine scheduling phone line, UAMS phone service was interrupted for a brief time this afternoon. Our IT team worked with our phone company to limit the number of calls to the scheduling line and allow a limited number of callers to get through. Callers…


January 21, 2021

Conversations with Cam — Mande Corbett

Ben Boulden

Chancellor Patterson with Mande Corbett

In this Conversation with Cam, I speak with Mande Corbett, coordinator of the UAMS Stocked & Reddie food pantry, now located in the Monroe building on our Little Rock campus. The pantry serves as many as 1,600 members — students as well as UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital employees.


Vascular Surgeon Provides Long-term Solution, Peace of Mind for Fort Smith Family

Katrina Dupins

Mia Nelson

Mia Nelson, 19, knew for a while she wanted to become a health care professional. She is surrounded by plenty of inspiration. Her mother, Natalie Nelson, is an ultrasound technologist. And her father Richard Nelson, M.D., is a radiologist. After her experience as a patient at the UAMS Medical Center, Mia Nelson decided the UAMS…


January 19, 2021

UAMS Myeloma Center Social Work Manager Appointed to National Board

Linda Haymes

Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C

LITTLE ROCK — The Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (BOSWC) recently chose Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C, clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to serve on its board. Dean will serve for three years. The BOSWC, established in 2003, promotes excellence in psychosocial…


January 4, 2021

UAMS Medical Center Discharges Its 1,000th COVID-19 Patient

Ben Boulden

Michael Kent, seated left, holds a sign announcing he is the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged by the UAMS Medical Center. Behind Kent, left to right, are UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, UAMS Medical Center CEO Steppe Mette and hospitalist Franklin Gray.

Confetti flew while cheers and applause echoed down a UAMS Medical Center hallway as UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, guided Michael Kent in a wheelchair between rows of exuberant physicians, nurses and staff. Kent was the 1,000th COVID-19 patient to be discharged and to start his journey home. Kent, who works as a senior…


December 17, 2020

Diagnosis of Aspirin-induced Inflammation is Key to Persistent Sinus Blockage

Katrina Dupins

Cathy Christensen-

Cathy Christiansen, of Bald Knob, was hospitalized at least seven times in the early part of 2019 with severe respiratory infections. She had sinus surgery in July to clear her sinuses, but the problem persisted. By August, she was back in the hospital. Imaging showed her sinuses were completely blocked again. “My doctor wanted to…


December 14, 2020

Sports Medicine physician Kathryn Nance Joins UAMS Orthopaedics

Linda Haymes

Kathryn L. Nance, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Kathryn L. Nance, M.D., a board-certified family medicine doctor who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is seeing patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic at 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. She is a member of the…



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