College of Medicine


January 14, 2019

Pro Visits UAMS for Study of Golfing Motion

Spencer Watson

Members of the research team in the lab with pro golfer Austin Cook (center) and UAMS Orthopaedc Surgery chair Lowry Barnes, M.D.

Standing in a long, rectangular room with his feet firmly planted on an artificial, green turf surrounded by a series of 10 different infrared motion-capture cameras, PGA golfer and Arkansas native Austin Cook aimed carefully with a driver as he prepared to send a golf ball flying from a tee into a net. “I’ve never…


January 8, 2019

Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D., Honored for Promoting Immunizations

Linda Haymes

Robert Hopkins, M.D., a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the 2018 Outstanding Adult Immunization Champion award for exceptional dedication to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases.

LITTLE ROCK — Robert Hopkins, M.D., a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the 2018 Outstanding Adult Immunization Champion award for exceptional dedication to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. The award was given by ImmunizeAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving vaccination rates for Arkansans through education, advocacy and…


December 10, 2018

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

Benjamin Waldrum

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history. “This incredible gift will provide for countless students in…


November 28, 2018

Ultrafest Teaches UAMS Medical Students a Variety of Ultrasound Applications

Spencer Watson

UAMS faculty work as volunteer instructors demonstrating ultrasound applications on a college student volunteer as medical students observe and learn during Ultrafest.

To most people, ultrasound is associated with taking pictures of babies in the womb. But it has become part of a technology revolution that is helping physicians provide better care for all types of patients.


October 30, 2018

UAMS Myeloma Center Team Rides for Research

Linda Haymes

Volunteer Blake Pond with the Myeloma Center shares water and Gatorade with riders at the center's aid station in Burns Park during the 2018 Ride for Research on Sept. 29.

Oct. 30, 2018 | For the second year in a row, a team of cyclists organized by the UAMS Myeloma Center, including patients, relatives, friends, supporters and at least 24 UAMS employees, rode in the second annual event Ride for Research on Sept. 29 to raise awareness of and more than $30,000 for research of…


October 22, 2018

First-Year Med Students Showcase Anatomy Findings

Amy Widner

Students at podium

Teams of first-year College of Medicine students concluded their nine-week full-body dissection course recently by presenting their findings before faculty and peers. The Human Structure Student Research Conference was held Oct. 12 in the Education II building and featured 35 teams of five. The students were asked to prepare professional written and oral presentations detailing…


October 10, 2018

UAMS Orthopaedic Surgeon Bumpass Among Nation’s Top Young Spine Professionals for 2018

Linda Haymes

Dr. David Bumpass

LITTLE ROCK — David Bumpass, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named one of the nation’s outstanding young spine care providers by the North American Spine Society’s SpineLine magazine in its inaugural “20 Under 40” list honoring spine professionals under the age of 40. Bumpass, 37, is…


Family and Preventive Medicine Receives 5-Year $3.29 Million Grant from CDC to Reduce Obesity

Amy Widner

Whiteside-Mansell and Dubriske near Family Medicine sign

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.29 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta. The State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN)…


September 28, 2018

Seth Berney, M.D., Invested in Inaugural Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology

Benjamin Waldrum

Seth Berney, M.D., receives his commemorative medallion from Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D.

Seth Berney, M.D., chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 25 as the inaugural professor of the Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer Professorship in Rheumatology. Berney, who also is director of the UAMS rheumatology fellowship program, has more than 20 years…


September 26, 2018

UAMS Receives $1.27 Million Grant for Educational Outreach with Little Rock School District

Amy Widner

Dr. Phelan with ultrasound machine to neck

Sept. 26, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.27 million science education research grant to teach Little Rock School District students about STEM careers and cardiovascular health using handheld ultrasound devices and other interactive technology. The five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) comes from the National Institute of General…



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