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College of Nursing Class of 2023 Dons White Coats as Clinical Training Begins

Oct. 18, 2021 | A sea of black-clad nursing students was gradually transformed into a sea of white-coated clinicians as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing Class of 2023 gathered Oct. 8 in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium to celebrate the students’ transition to the clinical part of their education. As the ceremony in...

UAMS Dental Hygiene Clinic Offers Free Dental Cleanings on Oct. 23

Oct. 15, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Dental Hygiene Clinic’s “Fall for Smiles” event will offer free dental cleanings for children, ages 3 to 17, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The clinic is located at the Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., Suite 501.

Doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at sunset on Oct. 7 to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year.

UAMS Remembers Those Mourning Infant and Pregnancy Loss

Oct. 15, 2021 | As the sun set Oct. 7, doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year.   “Parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members want to know that their children are loved and...

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., far right, holds the ribbon as Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., gets ready to cut it and officially open the the new Culinary Medicine Kitchen at UAMS.

Culinary Medicine Program Opens New Kitchen

Oct. 14, 2021 | What used to be a space where people could eat lunch is now a place where people will make lunches and other meals as part of the UAMS Culinary Medicine Program. On Oct. 5, the program reached a milestone in its brief history as it formally opened its new Culinary Medicine Kitchen.

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New Lung Biopsy Robot at UAMS Detects Early-Stage Cancer in Far Reaches of Lung

Oct. 13, 2021 | Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently activated the first lung biopsy robot in Arkansas. The robot allows doctors to discover and biopsy previously undetectable cancerous nodules in the far reaches of the lungs. “This enables us to visualize and precisely biopsy lung nodules so we can catch lung cancer in...

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UAMS Adds Five Physicians to Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Oct. 12, 2021 | Five new physicians have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, expanding the comprehensive, integrated network of orthopaedic and sports medicine care available at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s in both Central and Northwest Arkansas. The new physicians include: Jordan Gross, M.D., Adrienne Koder, D.O., Lauren Poindexter, M.D., Justin Rabinowitz,...

Johnathan Goree, M.D., is one of two UAMS physicians included in the documentary “7 Days: The Opioids Crisis in Arkansas.”

Documentary Details Struggle with Opioids in Arkansas

Oct. 12, 2021 | A documentary dealing with the deadly problem of opioid addiction will premiere Oct. 13 at the 30th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film, which will be available online the following day, features a pair of UAMS physicians who are all too familiar with the hazards opioids pose to the state.

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