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Brad Martin, left, and Corey Hayes recently had their research into the effectiveness and risks associated with increasing the opioid dosage a patient receives published in two scientific journals.

UAMS Study Finds Raising Opioid Dosage Increases Risks, Ineffective for Pain

Jan. 15, 2020 | Increasing the opioid dose that a chronic pain patient regularly receives also increases their risk of adverse health outcomes while showing no significant reduction in pain, according to studies by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Brad Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., authored the two studies published separately online this...

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

Jan. 14, 2020 | David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I...

Dr. Mehta receiving award

J.L. Mehta Honored by Italian Society of Cardiology, University of Rome

Jan. 8, 2020 | Cardiologist J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., received multiple honors during a recent trip to Rome. Mehta is a distinguished professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics at UAMS and holds the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He gave an invited lecture at the 80th annual session of the Italian Society of...

Tyler CarlLee, M.D.

Tyler CarlLee, M.D., joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

Jan. 7, 2020 | Tyler L. CarlLee, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon practicing at UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at 201 W. Van Asche Loop, formerly the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. “Tyler is an excellent addition to our team,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair...

Hall High School Principal Mark Roberts, Ed.D., Kimberlyn Blann-Anderson and Brian Gittens, Ed.D., of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore.

UAMS Joins Partners in Education with Little Rock’s Hall High

Dec. 23, 2019 | The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has joined the Little Rock School District’s Volunteers in Public Schools program as a partner in education working specifically with Hall High School. “This is, as they say, the beginning of a beautiful partnership,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at UAMS....

Antino Allen, seated center, leads one section of the College of Pharmacy's graduate program. Some of his students, left to right, are Madison Trujillo, Taylor McElroy, Tauren Brown, Pilar Simmons and Fabio Ntagwabira. Lab technician and research associate Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is a research associate on Allen's research team.

College of Pharmacy Ph.D. Program, Dual Degrees Offer Fulfillment

Dec. 23, 2019 | Choosing a career is sometimes difficult if a student has more than one interest. However, if a student has a passion for both pharmacy and research, pursuing concurrent Pharm.D., and Ph.D. degrees can unite those interests and double them. Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., came to that realization early in her study to earn a doctorate...

UAMS' 140th year was one of positive change and noteworthy events.

UAMS Turns 140 in 2019 with Renewed Energy, Vigor on All Fronts

Dec. 20, 2019 | UAMS celebrated its 140th birthday in 2019 a dynamically changing year shaped by leadership changes, the passing of a UAMS civil rights pioneer and the start of a $150 million energy project. Also, UAMS organized all of its clinical enterprises in Little Rock and around the state under the UAMS Health umbrella to consolidate programs...

John Shock, M.D., shares stories from his 40 years at UAMS with those gathered to celebrate the anniversary.

Jones Eye Institute Celebrates 40-year Career of John Shock, M.D.

Dec. 19, 2019 | A standing-room-only crowd gathered Dec. 17, including members of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board, to celebrate John Shock, M.D., and the 40 years he has given in service to UAMS. Faculty, staff, patients and others gathered to share memories of Shock’s many years of service and many accomplishments as former chair...

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