College of Medicine


May 9, 2023

Oleksiy Gudz, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS as Vascular Surgeon

Linda Satter

Oleksiy Gudz

 LITTLE ROCK — Oleksiy Gudz, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Department of Surgery as a vascular surgeon and an assistant professor. “We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Gudz to our Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,” said Mohammed Moursi, M.D., chief of vascular surgery…


May 8, 2023

UAMS Opens New Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital

Linda Satter

Smiles abound as C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, flanked by Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, cuts the ribbon in front of The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital. Also pictured (from L-R) Jake Nabholz, CEO of Nabholz Construction; Greg Cockman, CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers; Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, provost and chief strategy officer; Johnathan Goree, M.D., UAMS director of Interventional Pain Management Services; Paul Stover, UAMS assistant vice chancellor for Clinical Administration; Michelle Krause, M.D., senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health and CEO, UAMS Medical Center; Patterson; Barnes; Huckabee Sanders; Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.; and Morril Harriman, chair of the U of A System Board of Trustees.

LITTLE ROCK —A number of dignitaries and other visitors gathered today to celebrate the opening of The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


May 5, 2023

UAMS Hosts Third Annual Otolaryngology Diamond Conference

Chris Carmody

John Dornhoffer, M.D., chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, welcomes attendees from the stage on the first day of the Otolaryngology Diamond Conference.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosted experts from the field of otolaryngology for a two-day conference that offered the latest in surgical techniques, clinical care and research. The third annual Otolaryngology Diamond Conference extended its focus beyond the ear, nose and throat specialty by welcoming health professionals from a variety of treatment…


May 1, 2023

UAMS, NIH Study Finds Consoling, Other Techniques Better Than Drug Therapies for Newborns with Opioid Withdrawal

David Robinson

UAMS’ Jessica Snowden, M.D., said the study’s findings provide the first strong evidence needed to help end hospitals’ widely varying treatments of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome.

LITTLE ROCK — A groundbreaking nationwide clinical trial in which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) played a key role has confirmed an effective way to wean newborns from opioid withdrawal symptoms that substantially reduces hospital stays and the traditional use of drug therapies. Using an “Eat, Sleep, Console” (ESC) care approach resulted…


April 28, 2023

Health Professionals Can Play Important Role in Combatting Climate Change, Guest Lecturer Says

Linda Satter

Victor J. Dzau, M.D., discusses links between climate change and health care at the inaugural lecture for the Richard and Ellen Sandor Lecture Series on Medicine and Sustainability.

Health professionals in the United States have an important role to play in the climate crisis because it is also a public health crisis, Victor J. Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine, told an audience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). As the inaugural lecturer for The Richard and…


April 27, 2023

College of Medicine Recognizes Exemplary Team Members at 2023 Dean’s Honor Day

Tamara Robinson

David L. Davies, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences (center) is the UAMS College of Medicine's 2023 Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner. He is joined on stage by Interim Dean and UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor G. Richard Smith, M.D., (left) and his nominator, Gwen Childs, Ph.D., chair of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences.

 The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) paid tribute to outstanding faculty and staff at the college’s annual Dean’s Honor Day celebration on April 25. Capping the ceremony, the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Service Award was presented to David L. Davies, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and…


April 25, 2023

UAMS Invests Laura B. Dunn, M.D., in Marie Wilson Howells Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Andrew Vogler

Dunn Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Laura B. Dunn, M.D., in the Marie Wilson Howells Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences during an April 20 ceremony. Dunn, who joined UAMS in February 2022 as chair of the UAMS Department of Psychiatry and director of the UAMS…


April 24, 2023

UAMS Health Opens New Urology Center

Kate Franks

Ribbon cutting

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) today opened a new Urology Center in Premier Medical Plaza at 10915 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock. “Expanding into this west Little Rock location helps UAMS fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans by making services more…


April 21, 2023

UAMS Opens Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic in North Little Rock

Linda Satter

The front of the new Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic in North Little Rock, before signage is added.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened the UAMS Health Orthopaedic & Spine Clinic at 4261 Stockton Drive, Suite 100, in North Little Rock, to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal aches and pains. Among the specialties treated at the clinic are foot and ankle orthopaedics, hand and upper…


April 17, 2023

UAMS’ Laura James, M.D., Re-Elected to National Science Board

David Robinson

Laura James, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, has been elected to a second term on the national Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Board of Directors. She joins 13 other directors at large from National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program institutions across…



Previous page Next page