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G. Allen Power speaks to the Dementia Update audience about the role medication plays in caring for patients with dementia.

Dementia Update Helps Educate Caregivers, Health Care Professionals

Dec. 11, 2018 | People with dementia too often are seen as problems to be managed and medicated instead of individuals who clinicians and caregivers should listen to and work with, G. Allen Power, M.D., said. He was a guest speaker Dec. 1 at the third annual Dementia Update at UAMS. Power is a clinical associate professor of medicine...

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

Dec. 10, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history. “This incredible gift will provide for countless students in...

Curtis Lowery, M.D., welcomed the 80-plus attendees to UAMS' first Digital Health Conference.

First UAMS Digital Health Conference a Hit for Researchers, Providers

Dec. 7, 2018 | Nearly everyone in the audience raised their hand when Curtis Lowery, M.D., asked if they used their smartphones for banking or making purchases. In welcoming UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference on Nov. 30, he told the 80-plus attendees the health care industry has been frustratingly slower to follow the banking industry’s embrace of digital technology....

Ten pregnant women are needed for a study testing exercise as a possible treatment for depression during pregnancy.

UAMS Exercise Study Looking for Pregnant Women with Depression

Dec. 7, 2018 | A new study at UAMS is testing whether exercise for pregnant women with depression could become an evidence-based treatment and alternative to antidepressant medications. The pilot study supported by the UAMS Translational Research Institute is the first to test exercise as a possible treatment option for depression during pregnancy. Ten pregnant women with depression are...

Three undergraduate students in the UAMS Summer Research Internship program recently attended in the ABRCMS in Indianapolis.

UAMS Intern Program Participants Present at National Conference

Dec. 6, 2018 | Some participants in the Summer Research Internship (SRI) program of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs recently had the chance to present their work on the national stage. The program offers undergraduate and even high school students the opportunity to work alongside researchers in a professional lab setting. This year, three college students were selected...

Lisa Miller, a lawyer and nurse midwife, speaks to her audience at the POWER workshop about legal issues in perinatal care.

POWER Workshop Promotes Better Maternal Outcomes

Nov. 30, 2018 | Lisa Miller has a rare skill set that includes training as a lawyer and as a nurse midwife. On Nov. 15 at UAMS, she put both to use with an audience of dozens of nurses and clinicians attending the POWER workshop at UAMS.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA (left), and TRI Director Laura James, M.D. (far right), presented the award to the Rev. William H. Robinson, Deborah Bell and Arlene Williams.

UAMS Recognizes Community Partners at Awards Dinner

Nov. 26, 2018 | Better Community Development Inc. (BCD), which has a 25-year history of collaboration with UAMS, received the Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award at the UAMS Translational Research Institute Community Partner Celebration.

Students from Little Rock Central High School are surprised when a mannequin at the UAMS Simulation Center provides verbal feedback during their visit for Physiology Understanding ("PhUn") Day.

Teens get ‘PhUn’ learning experience at UAMS

Nov. 19, 2018 | Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology...

The fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy graduates are (l-r): Christine Murrell, Karen Boone, NaKisha Holmes, Sherita Williams, Sarah Pilcher, Jerusha Wynn, Dr. Julia Chears-Young, Jay Young and Ferrin Lunestad.

UAMS Graduates 10 from Community Scientist Academy

Nov. 16, 2018 | Researcher Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., threw down the gauntlet for the 10 graduates of the UAMS Community Scientist Academy. “You can’t stop here,” Haynes, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Public Health, said in her keynote speech. She urged the group at their Oct. 30 graduation to share their experience in the academy on social...

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