College of Medicine


October 17, 2019

UAMS Researcher Pinpoints Immune System Cause for Autism Subtype

Amy Widner

Dr. Harville at hood

Researcher Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has published a major study that for the first time links autism spectrum disorder to a specific genetic variation affecting the immune system. The study, published in the Frontiers of Psychiatry, found that a genetically inherited immune type HLA-Cw7 was present…


October 16, 2019

Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., MBA, Invested in Ernest J. Ferris, M.D. Chair in Diagnostic Radiology

Benjamin Waldrum

Ernest Ferris, M.D., longtime chair of the Department of Radiology and the chair's namesake, and Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., wearing the commemorative medallion.

Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., MBA, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Oct. 14 in the Ernest J. Ferris, M.D. Chair in Diagnostic Radiology. Choudhary is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric neuroimaging and imaging related to pediatric abusive head…


October 15, 2019

UAMS at the Forefront of Essential Tremor Research with Largest Therapeutic Trial

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Dhall with Cala Trio device

Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) participated in the largest therapeutic trial ever conducted in essential tremor, called the PROspective study for SymPtomatic relief of Essential tremor with Cala Therapy (PROSPECT). The landmark study found that nerve stimulation with Cala Therapy can significantly reduce hand tremors. Topline results from PROSPECT were…


October 14, 2019

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Linda Haymes

Leslie Harrell, D.O.

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in…


October 11, 2019

J.D. Day, M.D., Invested in Robert Watson, M.D. Chair in Neurological Surgery

Benjamin Waldrum

J.D. Day, M.D. (seated) wears his commemorative medallion from the investiture alongside UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., FACS and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

J.D. Day, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in skull base surgery and specialist in Gamma Knife surgery and vascular disorders of the brain and skull base at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Oct. 10 in the Robert Watson, M.D., Chair in Neurological Surgery. “This is probably one of the most…


October 7, 2019

UAMS Orthopaedics Adds Fayetteville Specialist to Clinical Team

Spencer Watson

Ramon Ylanan, M.D.

Ramon Ylanan, M.D., previously the head team physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks since 2012, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) orthopaedic clinical care practice in Fayetteville. “We are very fortunate to bring someone of Dr. Ylanan’s caliber and experience to our team to care for patients in such a vibrant and…


October 3, 2019

College of Medicine Students Get into Spirit at Academic House Olympics

Amy Widner

Students cheering

Medical school isn’t always about books and biology. Sometimes it’s about Baggo and bragging rights. Such is the case at the Academic House Olympics, an annual event where students, faculty and their families put aside the hard work of medical school for an afternoon to have a little fun. This year’s festivities were held in…


September 24, 2019

J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Amy Widner

Drs. Mehta and Bolli standing together with plaque

Cardiologist J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Mehta is a distinguished professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics and holds the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He received the award…


UAMS First in State with Advanced Brain Surgery Planning System

Amy Widner

Screen shot of software, brightly colored brain

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is home to the first neurosurgery program in the state with BrightMatterTM, a surgical planning software for brain surgery. The software helps brain surgeons protect important parts of the brain that control functions like the senses, movement, language and memory through planning and interaction with compatible real-time…


September 20, 2019

UAMS Acquires Technology that Emulates Human Biologic Responses

Amy Widner

Scientists in lab with Emulate machine

UAMS has acquired Emulate Inc.’s Organs-on-Chip technology, which simulates human biology so researchers can better understand how diseases, medicines, chemicals and foods affect human health. The Chip technology can be used for studies on the liver, kidney, lungs and gut, as well as thrombosis and the blood-brain barrier. For example, Emulate’s Liver-Chip can be used…



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