College of Medicine


May 20, 2020

UAMS Medical Student Amy James Receives Prestigious Award from U.S. Public Health Service

Ashley McNatt

Amy James, M.D., M.P.H.

Amy James, a senior at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. The national award is given to medical students who are public health champions advancing the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)…


May 18, 2020

UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Members of the genetic counseling class of 2020 gather for a virtual celebration led by department chair Noelle Danylchuk, M.S.

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school on May 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held. A digital commencement program can be found here. Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the…


May 14, 2020

AR-Connect Provides for Urgent Behavioral Health Needs

Tim Taylor

Logo for AR Connect

For people living with behavioral health issues, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to maintaining well-adjusted lives. Imagine this scenario. A man living out of state returns to his Arkansas home to run errands for his aging parents, thus helping protect them from exposure to the virus. Before moving home, his bipolar disorder was…


May 13, 2020

UAMS Creates Guidelines for Safe Return to Play for Team Sports

Amy Widner

Young kids playing football

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed guidelines to help high school and collegiate sports teams plan to safely resume activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UAMS COVID19 Sports Committee that drafted the recommendations and considerations included experts from sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery, family medicine, pathology and infectious disease. “Our experts developed…


May 8, 2020

UAMS Mobile Unit Screens in Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City, SW Little Rock

Ashley McNatt

SW LR Mobile Clinic

It’s been another busy week for the UAMS Mobile Triage Unit, which provided nearly 400 COVID-19 drive-thru evaluations last week in four different cities: Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City and southwest Little Rock. “These mobile testing sites are vital for rural communities and people who may not have access to transportation,” said Jennifer Hunt, M.D.,…


May 7, 2020

UAMS Receives FDA Authorization for Convalescent Plasma Use, Plus Partnerships for Statewide Access

Amy Widner

Gloved hands holding plasma viles

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of convalescent plasma in Arkansas as an experimental treatment for COVID-19 with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as the expanded access treatment program sponsor. With the authorization, UAMS Medical Center is able to use the treatment now without applying for FDA approval for…


April 30, 2020

10th Annual Dean’s Honor Awards Recognize Outstanding UAMS College of Medicine Faculty and Staff

Amy Widner

portrait of Dr. Bradsher

The UAMS College of Medicine today announced its 10th annual Dean’s Honor Awards, recognizing exemplary faculty and staff for their work in education, research and clinical care as well as humanism and service to the college and its mission in Arkansas. “Although we can’t gather in an auditorium and applaud our colleagues in person this spring…


April 29, 2020

Baptist Health-UAMS Family Medicine Residency Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Amy Widner

Group shot of residents

The Baptist Health-UAMS Family Medicine Residency program has received a full 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program was started in 2019 to provide more positions to train medical school graduates and address the physician shortage in Arkansas, especially in rural areas. Studies show that physicians are more likely…


April 28, 2020

Participation Surges as Trainings Supporting Educators and Children Shift Online

Amy Widner

Zoom meeting screen shot

Helping a child identify emotions, enabling a home visitor to effectively work with a family, inspiring children to explore healthy foods, coaching a childcare facility through improving targeted goals — these are all things the early childhood education programs at UAMS did in person before March 2020. In a matter of weeks, the Research &…


April 27, 2020

UAMS’ James Fletcher, M.D., Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Susan Van Dusen

James Fletcher MD

James Fletcher, M.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.



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