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UAMS Adds Two New Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms

Nov. 14, 2019 | Nov. 14, 2019 | Breastfeeding at UAMS just became a little more convenient for employees and visitors alike with the recent installation of two additional clean, private areas for nursing moms to pump or breastfeed. On Nov. 6, two 50-square-foot, wheelchair-accessible Mamava lactation rooms arrived. Users can access the room through a free mobile app....

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UAMS College of Public Health First to offer MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

Nov. 14, 2019 | The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer a Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics, becoming the only academic program in Arkansas to offer a master’s degree in the emerging field of analytics and health care. Beginning fall 2020, the college’s Department of...

Veterans, now serving in the UAMS Police Department, served as the color guard for a flag ceremony to open the Veterans Day luncheon.

UAMS Celebrates Veterans with Luncheon, Care Packages

Nov. 12, 2019 | Dozens of veterans and active duty members representing all five major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard — attended a luncheon as part of a month of ongoing events to celebrate employees and students at UAMS who serve. “Today we honor our UAMS employees and...

Bhawna Jha, M.D.

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

Nov. 12, 2019 | 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...

Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, and her family at the naturalization ceremony in Memphis.

Faculty Spotlight: Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P.

Nov. 8, 2019 | After more than 35 years in Arkansas and more than a decade at UAMS, Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, director of the College of Nursing D.N.P. program and a clinical assistant professor, has recently found the familiar to be surprisingly different. A native of New Zealand who was recruited to move to Arkansas in 1981...

Fourth-year College of Pharmacy students visit St. Peter's Square during a one-month rotation.

New Program Takes Fourth-Year Pharmacy Students to Rome

Nov. 8, 2019 | In October, UAMS College of Pharmacy students learned new things about pharmacy practice in one of the world’s oldest cities, Rome. In their fourth year, pharmacy students are required to rotate in ten, one-month blocks through different specialties or clinical settings to gain education and experience about pharmacy practice. On Sept. 30, 10 fourth-year pharmacy...

Jones Trust Nursing Scholarships

UAMS Nursing Students Receive Scholarships

Nov. 7, 2019 | Nursing students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were recently awarded scholarships made possible by the Harvey and Bernice Jones Trust for Nursing of Springdale. The eight UAMS College of Nursing students, all of whom live and work in Northwest Arkansas, were each awarded $5,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year ($2,500 per...

The UAMS College of Nursing has been accredited to educate nurse anesthetists. Jason McDonald and Taronda Calvin are two CRNAs already working at UAMS.

UAMS Receives Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Program

Nov. 6, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) College of Nursing has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs to educate nurse anesthetists. “Creating a nurse anesthesia program fits within UAMS’s larger strategic goals of embracing innovative programs and new approaches to train tomorrow’s health care workforce and improve health...

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.

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Nov. 5, 2019 | 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...

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.

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Nov. 4, 2019 | 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...

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