College of Medicine

September 27, 2021

Four UAMS Scientists Win Grants to Study Breast Cancer

Marty Trieschmann

(l to r) Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., Ruud Dings, Ph.D., and Yung-Moon "Mark" Park, Ph.D.

The Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP) awarded grants totaling $400,000 to four UAMS researchers at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College of Medicine, is the recipient of ABCRPs Investigator Award. The $250,000 award will fund Kendrick’s research…

September 23, 2021

UAMS Receives Additional $4.75 Million to Train Primary Care Physicians, Improve Rural Health Care

Linda Satter

Spencer Parnell and Caroline Geels, first-year students in the College of Medicine's new 3-year M.D. program, practice CPR on a training manikin at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an additional $4.75 million in federal grant money to continue efforts to improve health care in rural Arkansas through training and retaining primary care physicians. The supplemental award from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…

September 22, 2021

UAMS Team Named National Emergency Medicine Interest Group of the Year

Linda Satter

Paige Dailey, M.D., and Morgan Sweere

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received top honors nationally from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association  (EMRA). The UAMS group was named the EMIG of the Year. EMRA is the largest and oldest independent resident organization in the world and has a membership of more than…

September 20, 2021

UAMS Opens Rejuvenation Room for Clinical Workers

Linda Satter

Sherri Youngblood, R.N., takes a break from the ICU.

You walk through a nondescript wooden door halfway down the fourth-floor hallway outside the Intensive Care Unit. Suddenly, you’re free from the glare of overhead lights and the cacophony of phones, loudspeakers and beeping machines. You are removed, albeit temporarily, from the all-encompassing, heartbreaking reality of patients you’ve come to know who are fighting to…

September 14, 2021

Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D., Named Director of UAMS Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Linda Satter

Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph. D., in white coat.

Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Ambrogini is an associate professor in the division, which is part of the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. She has been at UAMS in various roles since 2007,…

September 9, 2021

Multispecialty Robotic Curriculum for Residents Begins at UAMS

Linda Satter

Ashley Smith, M.D., a urology resident, gets a chance to train on the da Vinci Surgical System.

Sept. 9, 2021 |A new multispecialty robotic surgery curriculum for residents has started up at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

September 2, 2021

Ethel Brickey Hicks Charitable Corporation Gives UAMS $1 Million to Create College of Medicine Scholarship

Benjamin Waldrum

The Hicks scholarships have helped countless UAMS College of Medicine graduates, including Reid Counce, M.D. (left) and Richard Dean Turbeville Jr., M.D., pursue medical careers. Counce, of Crocketts Bluff, is a medicine pediatrics resident with UAMS. Turbeville is a family medicine doctor with Mercy Hospital in Berryville.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1 million gift from the Ethel Brickey Hicks Charitable Corporation to create a scholarship in the College of Medicine. “Scholarships are crucial in our efforts to attract the very best students to UAMS and, ultimately, produce outstanding physicians for Arkansas communities…

August 31, 2021

Cornea Specialist Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Karmen Robinson

Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a cornea specialist. Ghaffarieh is currently accepting new patients and will serve as an assistant professor and director of ophthalmic pathology services in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of…

August 30, 2021

New UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center Opens in North Little Rock

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick, Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells, and UAMS Senior Vice Chancellor and Medical Center CEO Steppe Mette, M.D., in front of the new UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK — The first UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center is now open on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, bringing the full spectrum of cancer research, diagnostic and treatment services available at UAMS’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to more Arkansans.

UAMS OB/GYN is First in State to Obtain Focused Practice Designation for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Linda Satter

photo portrait of Mary Luann Racher, M.D., in white coat.

Luann Racher, M.D., an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the first physician in the state to obtain a focused practice designation for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The designation from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) recognizes certified specialists who have additional surgical…

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