UAMS News


November 12, 2019

Bhawna Jha, M.D., Joins UAMS as Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Linda Haymes

Bhawna Jha, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Interventional pain management specialist Bhawna Jha, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. She also is an assistant professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology.   Before coming to…


November 7, 2019

UAMS Orthopaedic Oncologist to Speak at Nov. 21 Event in Little Rock

Susan Van Dusen

The public is invited to learn about the latest advances in orthopaedic cancer treatment at a free event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


November 5, 2019

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Linda Haymes

Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it. “Knowledge truly is power,” said Kelly Cox, of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), in welcoming the crowd of nearly 60 attendees to the…


November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…


Pope County Man Spreads the News About Caregiver Training

Katrina Dupins

Don Guess

The son of a pastor, Guess learned from his parents to show compassion and help others whenever possible. Guess spent 42 years as a banker. During his career, he became acquainted with many people in Russellville and Pope County.  When a local doctor wanted to start a free clinic, he called Guess. That was the…


UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

Susan Van Dusen

Newly elected UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board members are (clockwise from top left): Drew Chandler, Robert S. Moore Jr., Cindy Murphy, Rachel Parker Harding, Joe Clay Young IV and Win Rockefeller Jr.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Advisory Board. Kenan Keyes of Little Rock serves as board chair.


October 28, 2019

In Severe Pain for 8 Years, Retired Teacher Finds Relief at UAMS

Katrina Dupins

Margolis & Goree

Complex regional pain syndrome is rare, affecting only one in 300,000 people. Yet it is the most painful chronic disease known to humankind, according to the McGill pain index. And some patients live with this disease for years and even decades before ever receiving a diagnosis. Johnathan Goree, M.D., director of the chronic pain division…


October 25, 2019

Nikki Burgess-West Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Susan Van Dusen

Nikki Burgess-West and family

Nikki Burgess-West is easy to spot. Her bright smile lights up any room, including the waiting rooms where she is frequently found visiting with patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


October 17, 2019

UAMS Researcher Pinpoints Immune System Cause for Autism Subtype

Amy Widner

Dr. Harville at hood

Researcher Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has published a major study that for the first time links autism spectrum disorder to a specific genetic variation affecting the immune system. The study, published in the Frontiers of Psychiatry, found that a genetically inherited immune type HLA-Cw7 was present…


October 16, 2019

Country Music Legend, Cancer Survivor Charley Pride Entertains at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Charley Pride at UAMS

A small group of UAMS employees got an unexpected treat Oct. 10 when Grammy Award-winning musician Charley Pride stopped by for an impromptu visit and performance. Best known for his 1970’s hits including “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” and “Is Anybody Going to San Antone,” Pride was diagnosed with verrucous carcinoma of the vocal cord…



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