Faculty


July 18, 2018

Researcher Aims to Improve Mobile Tools for Mental Health

Amy Widner

Researcher and research assistant with phone

July 18, 2018 | A UAMS researcher is exploring ways coaching and other additions might improve a suite of apps that aims to help patients with depression and anxiety. “Whether it’s time, money, geography or stereotypes, we know there are many roadblocks to people having access to therapy, and anxiety and depression can have a…


July 17, 2018

Neurosurgery Department’s Gender, Racial Diversity Bucks National Trends

Amy Widner

Group photo of faculty

July 17, 2018 | Looking around the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS, you would be forgiven for not knowing that brain surgery is a profession with a reputation for a lack of diversity. That is because the makeup of the department doesn’t reflect national trends. Three of its 10 faculty are female. Of its 11…


June 27, 2018

Research Paves Way for Novel Therapy to Treat Osteoporosis, Atherosclerosis

Amy Widner

Dr. Ambrogini at lab bench

June 27, 2018 | A recent study by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) researchers shows that a type of blood protein we are all born with protects against osteoporosis, illuminating the potential for a novel approach to treatment. Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D. – an assistant professor in…


June 21, 2018

Girls Shown Science, Technology Opportunities at UAMS

Lee Hogan

June 21, 2018 | A couple dozen school-aged girls broke into groups of four and five and spread out across the room. In each group, one girl stood in the center as the rest — armed with a pen, clipboard, paper and measuring tape — outfitted her with round, silvery, shiny markers to track movement….


June 20, 2018

UAMS Establishes Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology with $1 Million Gift from Chris Rakhshan

Benjamin Waldrum

June 20, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology thanks to a $1 million gift from her father, Chris Rakhshan, in gratitude to the physician who saved her life. UAMS will name a professor to the Rakhshan Chair at a later time. Rakhshan, of…


June 19, 2018

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Appointed Interim Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Laura Hutchins, M.D., has been named interim director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

June 19, 2018 — Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately.


June 15, 2018

Chancellor Patterson Welcomed by UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

Amy Widner

Chancellor shaking hands

June 15, 2018 | UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, met today with employees of the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, thanking them for their work to improve the health and health care for the people of Arkansas. Patterson’s first day as chancellor was June 1. He traveled to northwest Arkansas for the morning reception held…


June 4, 2018

Katie Brown, O.D., Chosen Young Optometrist of the Year

Lee Hogan

June 4, 2018 | Katie Brown, O.D., an optometric physician at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, is the Arkansas Optometric Association’s 2018 Young Optometrist of the Year award recipient.


May 25, 2018

UAMS Scientist Crooks Honored by Cancer Institute Auxiliary

Susan Van Dusen

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., was honored by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for his achievements in drug development.

May 25, 2018 | The process of creating new drug therapies is completely foreign to most people. But for UAMS’ Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., it’s just another day at the office.


May 22, 2018

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

Amy Widner

Children smelling tomato

May 22, 2018 | Rarely are child temper tantrums a sign of success, but this is one of those circumstances. The WISE program – Together, We Inspire Smart Eating – has been working to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into the diets of Arkansas children since 2011. “Parents come into the program thinking, ‘oh, my…



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