College of Medicine


March 22, 2019

Inaugural Otolaryngology Conference a Success with Latest Updates

Amy Widner

Dr. Gantz speaking at podium

The inaugural Otolaryngology Diamond Conference provided a national meeting ground for the exchange of ideas, as invited speakers and UAMS faculty highlighted the latest research, clinical techniques and management practices vital to the practicing ear, nose and throat doctor. The March 8-9 conference attracted attendees from across Arkansas and the United States. The UAMS Department…


March 15, 2019

Match Day Tests Nerves, Offers Huge Payoffs to Graduating Medicine Seniors

Amy Widner

Student smiling at podium

Dreams really can come true — and for the 160-plus College of Medicine seniors who attended the annual Match Day event on Friday, those fulfilled wishes came in the form of envelopes that revealed where they will spend the next three to seven years as they complete their residency training. “It feels surreal,” said Daniel…


March 6, 2019

Cancer Diagnosis Gives UAMS Medical Student New Perspective

Susan Van Dusen

Third-year UAMS College of Medicine student and cancer survivor Corbin Norton (center) with his medical oncologist Rashmi Verma, M.D., (right) and nurse Jason Guenther, R.N.

With his first medical licensing exam in the books, Corbin Norton was ready to relax. “It was a really tough exam. I had been studying for weeks,” the 27-year-old UAMS College of Medicine student said.


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…



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