College of Medicine


March 20, 2024

UAMS Students Shine in Student Research Day Presentations

Nathan Tidwell

SRD Students

Graduate and professional students, postdoctorate fellows, and medical house staff presented research to faculty and peers during Student Research Day at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Nobel Prize winner Craig C. Mello, Ph.D., spoke as part of the Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Research. A concurrent Student Research…


March 18, 2024

College of Medicine Student Wins Little Rock Half Marathon

Ben Boulden

Robbie Kiss, fourth-year College of Medicine student, breaks the ribbon and finishes first March 3 in the Little Rock Half Marathon. Photo courtesy of the Little Rock Marathon

As Robbie Kiss finishes his fourth year as a UAMS College of Medicine student, he can look back on being the first runner on March 3 to cross another finish line to win the Little Rock Half Marathon. It was his third time competing in the race and his first win.


Kapil Yadav, M.D., Joins UAMS to Lead Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Program

Linda Satter

Kapil Yadav, M.D. in white coat

LITTLE ROCK — Kapil Yadav, M.D., an established interventional cardiologist in central Arkansas, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to lead its Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Program. An associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, Yadav will treat patients…


March 12, 2024

UAMS to Host Health Care Technology, Data Science Summer Camp for 10th Graders in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Students looking into microscopes

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a two-week summer day camp for rising 10th grade students in Northwest Arkansas who are interested in learning about STEM and data science as it relates to the health care field. The Arkansas Technology and Data Science in Health & Medicine (AR Tech…


March 11, 2024

Michael Luna, M.D., Nationally Recognized Leader in Structural and Congenital Heart Disease, Joins UAMS

Linda Satter

Michael Luna, M.D., in white coat

LITTLE ROCK — Board-certified and triple-fellowship-trained cardiologist Michael Luna, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, as a professor. Luna came to UAMS from the Dallas VA Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was an associate professor of…


March 6, 2024

UAMS Hematology Oncology Fellowship Applications Hit All-Time High

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS cancer doctors

Applications to the UAMS Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program increased for the sixth consecutive year, hitting an all-time high of 371 applications for five coveted first-year spots. “It’s quite competitive,” said Kostas Arnaoutakis, M.D., UAMS thoracic medical oncologist and director of the fellowship program for the past three years. “All of the applicants are very qualified…


March 5, 2024

UAMS’ James Graham, M.D., Named Chair-elect of National Accrediting Body for Medical Schools

Linda Satter

portrait of James Graham, M.D. in suit and tie with UAMS logo

LITTLE ROCK — James Graham, M.D., executive associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, was recently named chair-elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accrediting body for educational programs at medical schools in the United States. The committee elected Graham in…


March 4, 2024

Renowned Neurosurgeon Praises UAMS Emeritus Professor M. Gazi Yasargil, M.D., at Lecture

Linda Satter

Jacques Morcos, M.D., stands outside the lecture hall in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute with the institute's director, T. Glenn Pait, M.D. a fellow neurosurgeon.

The Fred Smith Auditorium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) became a classroom for neurosurgeons, neurosurgeons-in-training and others Feb. 23, when Jacques J. Morcos, M.D., presented a lecture on cerebrovascular and skull base surgery as part of the M. Gazi and Dianne C.H. Yasargil Lectureship, “Advances in Neuroscience.” Using videos of surgeries…


March 1, 2024

UAMS To Host Girlology Puberty Event April 7

News Staff

UAMS will hold its popular Girlology puberty session April 7.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is bringing back its popular Girlology puberty session April 7 to help girls face puberty with greater confidence.


February 21, 2024

Spine Surgeon Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., orthopaedic spine surgeon

FAYETTEVILLE — Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic spine surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will see patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic in Lowell. Randolph is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 18 years of experience….



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