College of Medicine


December 6, 2021

COVID-19’s Impact on Asian-Americans Significant but Not Well-Documented, Associate Dean Says

Linda Satter

Sara Tariq, M.D., illustrates her talk with graphics.

There is a tendency when discussing the impact of COVID-19 in America to treat all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as a monolith, Sara Tariq, M.D., associate dean of student affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, told a crowd of mostly students on Nov. 18. “Painting us with…


Hillary Williams, M.D., Movement Disorders Specialist, Joins UAMS Neurology Department

Linda Satter

Hillary Williams, M.D., portrait in white coat

Hillary Williams, M.D., a specialist in movement disorders, has joined the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor. Williams is a native Arkansan who recently completed a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which Lee…


December 2, 2021

Students Chosen for Geriatric Student Scholars Program

Vanessa Lee

The 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars (from left) Anna Harrison (CHP), Gale Menotti (COP), Erica Dewey (COM) and Tenia Marshall (CON).

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has chosen students for its 2022 Geriatric Student Scholars Program.


November 26, 2021

UAMS Testing ‘Big Advance’ in Spinal Cord Stimulation; First Arkansas Participant Now Pain Free

David Robinson

Cornelia Ann Smith of Calico Rock, Ark., here with two of her grandchildren, is pain free thanks to her participation in a UAMS study of an advance in spinal cord stimulation devices.

Cornelia Ann Smith’s severe chronic back pain disappeared almost as soon as the experimental spinal cord stimulator was activated in a procedure at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “I realized the device was helping me immediately,” the Calico Rock, Ark., resident said. Then, back home, it really began to sink in. “I…


November 23, 2021

UAMS’ Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Selected for Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program

Yavonda Chase

UAMS neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 52 early-stage researchers invited to participate in the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation's Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.

LITTLE ROCK — The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF), along with its partners National Medical Fellowships and the American Association for Cancer Research, selected University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., to participate in its Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.


November 22, 2021

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.5 Million to Study Impact of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Neurodevelopment

David Robinson

Members of the interdisciplinary research team include, (l-r): Heather Moody, RN, Eric Siegel, M.S., Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Ph.D., Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., Shannon Rose, Ph.D., Luis Mercado, Ph.D., Diana Escalona-Vargas, Ph.D., and Debopam Samanta, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK —Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hope to gain important insights about fetal neurodevelopment in a new study with diabetic pregnant mothers. Funded by a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first study of its kind will use advanced fetal monitoring techniques and…


November 16, 2021

Epileptologist Harshad Ladha, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Neurology

Linda Satter

Harshad Ladha, M.D., in white coat

Harshad Ladha, M.D., an epileptologist, recently joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)’ Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. Ladha comes to UAMS from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a clinical neurophysiology fellow and then an epilepsy fellow. Earlier,…


Epilepsy Experts Share Updates on Condition during UAMS Symposium

Linda Satter

Harshad Ladha, M.D., used graphics to illustrate his presentation.

Six multidisciplinary experts on epilepsy shared the latest updates on the neurological condition that affects over 65 million people worldwide, including 3.4 million in the United States, in a virtual epilepsy symposium hosted Nov. 6 by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Third Annual Epilepsy Symposium consisted of segments focused on pediatric…


November 5, 2021

Insall Traveling Fellows Visit UAMS for Fourth Consecutive Year

News Staff

2021 Insall Fellows Martin Faschingbauer, M.D., Sumon Nandi, M.D., and J. Ryan Martin, M.D. (center) shown with UAMS hip and knee surgeons Jeffery Stambough, M.D., Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D. Lowry Barnes, M.D., and Ben Stronach, M.D.

In October, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed the 2021 John N. Insall Traveling Fellows for a two-day program hosted by the College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


November 2, 2021

UAMS Selects Laura Dunn, M.D., to Lead Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research Institute

Yavonda Chase

Laura B. Dunn, M.D., will be joining UAMS on Feb. 1, 2022, as the as the next chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Psychiatric Research Institute.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has selected Laura B. Dunn, M.D., as the next chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Psychiatric Research Institute.



Next page