College of Medicine


September 3, 2020

Erika Petersen, M.D., First Female Neurosurgeon Named Professor in Arkansas

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Petersen

Erika Petersen, M.D., didn’t set out to become the first female neurosurgeon to be promoted to the rank of full professor in Arkansas. “If you had asked me to predict a few things in my life, that wouldn’t have been one of them. I would not have predicted being in Arkansas for 10 years. I…


September 2, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Researcher Contributes to Publication of Validation Protocols for Liquid Biopsy to Detect Cancer

Susan Van Dusen

Donald J. Johann, M.D.

Donald J. Johann, M.D., a lung cancer researcher at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), played an integral role in the publication of research related to liquid biopsy tests, or blood tests, for cancer.


August 31, 2020

UAMS Opens Additional Organ Transplant Clinic in Freeway Medical Tower

Amy Widner

Nurse and patient looking at brochure

The Multi-Disciplinary Organ Transplant Team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has expanded to an additional location at Freeway Medical Tower for greater convenience of care. The clinic is located on the seventh floor, Suite 7-100, of the Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., just off Interstate 630. It expands the…


August 28, 2020

UAMS Opens Epilepsy & Neurology Clinic in Freeway Medical Tower

Amy Widner

Group photo of neurology doctors

The UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic has opened in Freeway Medical Tower, offering comprehensive care from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis in a convenient Midtown location. The clinic is located in Suite 605 of the Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St., just off Interstate 630….


August 27, 2020

UAMS-Based Investigators Receive $39 Million Grant Renewal to Coordinate Multistate Clinical Trials in Infants & Children

Amy Widner

Portrait of Drs. Lee and Snowden

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $39 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue to oversee an 18-site pediatric clinical trial network that provides children in medically underserved or rural areas access to clinical studies on environmental influences on early development. The Data Coordinating and Operations Center…


August 26, 2020

‘My Teacher Wears a Mask’ Book Helps Toddlers, Pre-K Children Understand Masks

Amy Widner

Book cover to "My Teacher Wears a Mask"

It’s hard enough for adults to keep up with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic – imagine how confusing something like a mask could be to a toddler or preschooler. “My Teacher Wears a Mask” is a free online book and activity set intended to help with just that problem. It was developed…


$10.6 Million Federal Grant to Expand National Proteomics Resource at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

A $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to greatly expand its proteomics resource. This grant will establish the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics as the first NIH National Resource in Arkansas, which will serve biomedical researchers across the entire nation.


August 25, 2020

UAMS Study Shows Palliative Care for Seriously Ill Surgical Patients Reduces Hospital Length of Stay

Susan Van Dusen

study co-authors

A new study by doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) shows that seriously ill surgical patients are discharged from the hospital sooner if they receive palliative care, which includes pain management.


August 21, 2020

General Surgery Residents get Hands-On Training with Newest Robotic Surgery System

Amy Widner

Dr. Mustain with residents

Robotic surgery is emerging as the future of general surgery, which means UAMS general surgery residents are eager to master those skills today. “Robotic surgeries are relatively new in the world of general surgery, but we can already see how important it is to patient outcomes and how it can be used for multiple applications,”…


August 18, 2020

Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., Named Chair, Department of Internal Medicine in UAMS College of Medicine

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Yeh

Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., FACC, has been named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Nolan Family Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Yeh joins UAMS on Nov. 1, succeeding James Marsh, M.D., who will serve as a senior cardiologist…



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