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New research will focus on the mental health needs of first responders, including firefighters and paramedics.

First Responders’ Mental Health Focus of UAMS Nursing Research

Feb. 12, 2019 | In researching the mental health needs of emergency responders, Sara Jones, Ph.D., APRN, who has long been the spouse of a firefighter/paramedic, reports they have a unique culture, often seen as a brotherhood/sisterhood. But Jones, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Nursing, has found that even within that family, there are certain things...

Honorees at the UALR Trojans women's basketball Pink Game were (left to right) Liz Caldwell, Donna Boxley, Laurie Shell, Abby Ellington, Terri Seiter and Issam Makhoul, M.D.

Little Rock Trojans Honor UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors, Doctor at Annual ‘Pink Night’

Feb. 8, 2019 | There was plenty of pink to go around Feb. 7 when UAMS breast cancer survivors were honored by the UALR women’s basketball team at their annual Pink Night. Five survivors, along with hematologist oncologist Issam Makhoul, M.D., were introduced to the crowd and joined the Little Rock Trojans on the court for the national anthem prior to their game against the Troy University Trojans.

Doug Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, visits with the leaders of the UAMS College of Pharmacy's NCPA Student Chapter.

National Association CEO Praises Arkansas Pharmacy Leadership

Feb. 6, 2019 | Feb. 6, 2019 | What makes Arkansas and Arkansas pharmacy unique among all other states are the personal and professional relationships that make up its strong social networks, said Doug Hoey, MBA. “You have familial-like connections between the school, the state board, the state association and the national association,” he said. “You don’t necessarily have...

Surgical Technician Don Kinney demonstrates the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System during surgery.

Digitally Assisted System Improves Retina Surgery

Feb. 6, 2019 | The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS is now using the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System for surgeries on the eye’s retina as part of its ongoing effort to harness the latest technology in the name of improving patient care. Designed for digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery, the system makes performing these surgeries easier for...

Amanda George, CPA, has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer of UAMS.

Amanda George is UAMS Vice Chancellor for Finance and CFO; Jake Stover Named Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Finance

Feb. 5, 2019 |   LITTLE ROCK — Two financial officers have been promoted recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Amanda George, CPA, has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer of UAMS. George previously served as associate vice chancellor for clinical finance and CFO of the integrated clinical enterprise. Jake Stover...

Erika Petersen, M.D.

Diabetic Pain Study at UAMS Enrolling Participants to Test Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

Jan. 28, 2019 | People with chronic painful diabetic neuropathy are being enrolled in a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research study of a spinal cord stimulation device designed to reduce the pain. Led at UAMS by Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher, the study is part of a clinical trial being conducted at sites across...

Faculty, students and staff listen to keynote speaker Tracy Steele during the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

UAMS Honors MLK with Celebration of Diversity and Call to Service

Jan. 25, 2019 | Dozens of UAMS employees gathered for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs, which celebrated the legacy of service advocated by the slain civil rights icon and included the presentation of the Unity Award for completing a collaborative service project.

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