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A Little Rock Zoo interpreter shows off a hawk at the UAMS celebration of Earth Day.

Earth Day at UAMS Continues to Grow, Even in Rain

April 24, 2019 | Heavy, spring rains April 18 in central Arkansas only brought more growth to Earth Day at UAMS. On the Little Rock campus, 18 vendors staffed tables set up to educate employees, distribute promotional items and environmental information, recycle materials and just generally celebrate nature.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D. greets the Cotton family as the prepare to tour the NICU.

U.S. Sen Tom Cotton and Family Tour UAMS NICU

April 22, 2019 | U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) April 19 to get a glimpse of the life-saving environment that takes care of babies born prematurely, some who have to stay weeks and months separated from their families.

William Slikker Jr., Ph.D., introduces NCTR research during the 23rd Showcase of Medical Discoveries.

23rd Showcase Highlights Work of National Center for Toxicology Research

April 19, 2019 | The diverse and intricate work of the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas, the only FDA center outside of Washington, D.C., took center stage at the 23rd Showcase of Medical Discoveries, held April 10 in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The series is intended to foster scientific collaboration by sharing...

Teleretinal imaging is demonstrated with a special camera. New cameras will take the screening statewide.

New UAMS Screening Initiative Aims to Save Vision of Patients with Diabetes

April 19, 2019 | Patients with diabetes visiting University of Arkansas of Medical Science (UAMS) Family Medicine Clinics throughout the state will soon receive a new screening during regular doctor’s visits in an effort to save their vision. The screening is called teleretinal imaging and uses a special camera to take pictures of the retina at the back of...

A panel of experts discuss the public health and patient health issues associated with opioid use at the Combating the Opioid Crisis and Chronic Pain education event April 12 at the Clinton School for Public Service.

UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, Clinton School Address Opioid Crisis

April 18, 2019 | April 18, 2019 | Arkansas has the second highest prescribing rate for opioids of all the states, 102.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people, and the public health crisis it has caused is affecting every Arkansan from newborns to the elderly. This crisis was the focus of “Combating the Opioid Crisis and Chronic Pain,” an...

UAMS Addiction Training Program Awarded $2.1 Million

April 18, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — The Addiction Research Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was recently awarded $2.1 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to renew the program another five years. The award marks the second time the program has been renewed by NIDA, part of the National Institutes...

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters attended the fourth annual ICARE Conference for Trauma Education at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.

UAMS Hosts Fourth ICARE Conference for Trauma Education

April 16, 2019 | More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.

Dr. Liu at desk

Researcher Granted $1.86 Million to Study Poxvirus

April 15, 2019 | The poxvirus — with its applications for the investigation of disease development, cross-species infection-caused diseases, vaccine development and cancer virotherapy — is the focus of research by Jia Liu, Ph.D., who has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue this innovative work at the University of Arkansas for Medical...

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