College of Medicine


July 2, 2020

UAMS Partners with Nationwide Program to Use Statistics on Orthopaedic Outcomes to Help Determine Care

Amy Widner

Dr. Bumpass helping patient with form

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is now a partner site in a nationwide effort to improve care for orthopaedic conditions by using statistics on outcomes that can help monitor a response to surgery and maybe help determine if a procedure is right for them. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was…


July 1, 2020

UAMS First in Arkansas to Use ExcelsiusGPS for Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery

Amy Widner

Screen shot of robot

UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in Arkansas to operate with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic spine navigation system that helps improve accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of spinal surgery. Both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery use the new spine robot for patients needing spine surgery. Noojan Kazemi, M.D., an associate professor…


June 26, 2020

Students, Educators Transfer Teaching to Virtual Learning

Katrina Dupins

SIm pic

When UAMS sent students home March 13 for the rest of the school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the College of Medicine quickly transitioned classroom instruction to online learning.


George and Linda Gleason Foundation Gives $100,000 for UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, Department of Neurology

Benjamin Waldrum

George and Linda Gleason (at left) chat with G. Richard Smith, M.D. (center), David Ashmore and R. Lee Archer, M.D., prior to the presentation of a $100,000 check to be split equally between the Psychiatric Research Institute and Department of Neurology.

The George and Linda Gleason Foundation has given $100,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), split evenly among the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine and the Psychiatric Research Institute. The Gleasons were on hand Friday, June 19 to present a check to R. Lee Archer, M.D., chair of the…


June 25, 2020

UAMS-Developed High-Accuracy COVID-19 Antibody Testing Begins in Arkansas

David Robinson

Karl Boehme, Ph.D., pipetting serum samples at his laminar flow biosafety cabinet.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed and begun using high-accuracy antibody testing to determine the magnitude of COVID-19 infection in Arkansas and inform the decisions of policymakers. As part of the research program, UAMS will collect blood samples from nearly 7,500 Arkansas adults and children through October. By…


June 17, 2020

Research Finds Inflammatory Connection for High Cholesterol, Suggests Possible Combo of Medications

Amy Widner

Portrait of Metha and Ding outside

New research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the affiliated VA Medical Center suggests a combination of drug therapies – one that already exists and a second that would need to be developed to target a specific inflammatory response – could be effective for managing high LDL-cholesterol and atherosclerosis, and the…


June 10, 2020

UAMS Medical Center Named Center of Excellence for Obstetric Anesthesia

Amy Widner

Group shot of obstetric anestesiology

The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia in the College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). This prestigious status is awarded to institutions that demonstrate the highest standards of obstetric anesthesia care. UAMS…


June 3, 2020

Findings on DNA Damage Repair Published by UAMS Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Leung research team

A research team led by cancer researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has uncovered the role of the protein RNF168 in DNA damage repair and shown how mutations of the protein affect people with a rare genetic condition.


May 28, 2020

UAMS Bone Researcher Provides Expert Commentary in Publication’s Controversial Reversal of Long-Held Theory

Amy Widner

Dr. Manolagas at podium

The latest issue of PLOS Genetics includes two publications that challenge the basic assumptions behind 24 years of bone and metabolism research, and given the magnitude of the potential paradigm shift, the editors turned to Stavros C. Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide expert commentary and context….


May 21, 2020

Graduating College of Medicine Class Breaks Tradition, Makes History

Amy Widner

Student being hooded with family

When the UAMS College of Medicine held the first virtual Honors Convocation in its 141-year history for the Class of 2020, the faculty balanced this departure from tradition with an extra dose of symbolism. It became clear in the days leading up to the ceremony that the students might not all receive their academic robes…



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