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Nancy J. Rusch, Ph.D., Named Executive Associate Dean for Research at UAMS

April 19, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Nancy J. Rusch, Ph.D., has been named executive associate dean for research in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Rusch will continue to lead the college’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, where she has served as a professor and chairperson since 2005. “Dr. Rusch will...

The UAMS Day of Giving will last 24 hours beginning April 14.

UAMS to Host 24-Hour Day of Giving on April 14

April 13, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — On April 14, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host its fourth annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event to help advance the institution’s mission and contribute to better health for all Arkansans. Begun in 2017, the event is UAMS’ largest single-day philanthropic effort, helping supercharge patient care,...

Chancellor Cam Patterson speaks before the groundbreaking ceremony for the new UAMS Surgical Hospital.

UAMS Health Breaks Ground on New Surgical Hospital on Main Campus

April 12, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) broke ground today in a ceremony marking the start of the construction of the $85 million, UAMS Health Surgical Hospital, which is expected to be complete by spring 2023. The project is being paid for by a bond issue approved this year by the...

Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., MBA, executive director for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, concludes the virtual event celebrating Women's History Month.

Panel Offers Empowerment in Celebration of Women’s History Month

April 9, 2021 | Connection and affirmation were strong themes in a March online panel titled “Let’s Talk: HerStories – Thriving While Surviving the Pandemic” to celebrate Women’s History Month. Presented by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and moderated by Sherie Brown, executive director of UAMS Operational Support Services, the event offered input and advice on...

Patients awaiting elective surgery should be given priority on vaccines, an international study finds.

COVID-19 Vaccination of Surgical Patients Should be Priority, Study Involving UAMS Finds

April 8, 2021 | Providing COVID-19 vaccines for patients awaiting elective surgery could save 58,687 lives worldwide over the next year, according to results of an international study in which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) participated. The study findings, based on data gathered in 2020 by COVIDSurg Collaborative, an international network of surgeons, suggests that patients...

Jim, Patti and Mary Drake at the Grand Canyon during their 14-day road trip. (Photo courtesy of the Drakes)

Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference Highlights Triumph Through Trauma

April 7, 2021 | Members of the Drake family have shared their experiences for the past 11 years in hopes of helping others, and they continued to uplift and encourage attendees during the Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Trauma Rehabilitation Resources Program.

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