College of Medicine


June 21, 2022

Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

David Wise

Mina Nguyen-Driver

FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using…


June 16, 2022

UAMS Researchers Lead Landmark Study that Finds Telemedicine Greatly Increases Access to Hearing Care for Rural Children

Linda Satter

“Childhood hearing loss has well known, profound implications for language development, school achievement and future employment opportunities,” according to the study.

The Hearing Norton Sound study, which focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska, showed that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to primary care providers.


June 15, 2022

Otolaryngologist Susan D. Emmett, M.D., MPH, to Direct New UAMS Center for Hearing Health Equity

Linda Satter

Susan Emmett, M.D., MPH

 LITTLE ROCK — Susan D. Emmett, M.D., MPH, an otolaryngologist and public health-trained researcher who holds four grants from the National Institutes of Health, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she will lead the new Center for Hearing Health Equity. Emmett is an associate professor in the UAMS College of…


June 14, 2022

UAMS’ Alan Diekman, Ph.D., Receives National Mentoring Award

Linda Satter

Alan Diekman, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association and the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation, recently awarded its Distinguished Mentor Award to Alan B. Diekman, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Diekman is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of…


June 9, 2022

Arkansas Undergraduates ‘Speed Date’ with Research at UAMS Obesity and Diabetes Workshop

Seth Hooker

UAMS’ Emir Tas, M.D., (left) leads a table discussion about fatty liver disease and the benefits of high-intensity interval training.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) presented undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn more about obesity and diabetes at a uniquely structured workshop May 25. The workshop, hosted by Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence), was attended by 15 students from around the state. There were presentations from seven UAMS…


June 1, 2022

College of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2022

Linda Satter

Newly robed graduates recite the Hippocratic Oath in unison.

The 162 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Class of 2022 were greatly outnumbered by friends and family at their convocation ceremony May 20 in the Wally Allen Ballroom inside Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center. The crowd that filled most of the expansive space marked a welcome return…


May 26, 2022

Stacy Zimmerman, M.D., Joins UAMS to Oversee Physician Residency, Fellowship Programs

David Wise

Stacy Zimmerman, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Zimmerman, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as the Regional Centers Designated Institutional Official (DIO) overseeing physician residency and fellowship programs, effective Aug. 1. Zimmerman will have responsibility for the accreditation of existing regional residency programs and will be responsible for oversight and growth of statewide…


May 25, 2022

College of Medicine Celebrates Outstanding Faculty, Staff at Dean’s Honor Day

Tamara Robinson

Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics, (center) is the UAMS College of Medicine’s 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award recipient. He is joined on stage by his nominator, Renee Bornemeier, M.D., (left) and Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and dean.

The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) celebrated exemplary educators, clinicians, scientists and service-minded team members — including a longtime champion of diversity — at its annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony. The 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award was presented to Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics who…


May 24, 2022

Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., Joins UAMS as Medical Director of Heart Restoration Program

Linda Satter

Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., in white coat

Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as medical director of the heart restoration, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant program.


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…



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