College of Medicine


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…


September 24, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Benjamin Waldrum

First-year medical students Brittany Demmings and Tia'Asia James meet Edith Irby Jones, M.D. (at right) after receiving scholarships created in her name.

Sept. 24, 2018 | A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American medical student in the South, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served.


September 21, 2018

Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro Receives $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Third-year medical student Zoe Weeks (center), flanked by UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., shakes hands with Corey Little, president of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co.

Sept. 21, 2018 | Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro has been awarded the $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Weeks, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University…


September 20, 2018

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 25-27

Linda Haymes

The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is available through Oct….


September 19, 2018

Visiting Lecturer: Swelling Key to Diagnosing Mozart’s Death

David Robinson

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., pointed to Mozart's edema/anasarca (swelling) as key to his theory on Mozart's death.

Sept. 19, 2018 | At 35, Mozart was feeling well and was as productive as ever, then a sudden illness killed him less than two months before his 36th birthday. The cause of death has been the subject of speculation ever since, with more than 100 proposed diagnoses. Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., MBA, was invited…



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