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Dean McGehee with Dr. Clark and token

Aerospace Medicine Expert: Reach for the Stars by Finding, Believing your Dream

March 18, 2020 | It’s possible to do things that have never been done before — like sky dive from near space — if you build on the past, learn from your mistakes, and don’t put limits on your dreams, said Jonathan B. Clark, M.D., the distinguished lecturer at Student Research Day. “Your task is to turn science fiction...

Seeds of Science grant recipients

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

March 17, 2020 | Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group.

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, examines an x-ray.

Orthopaedics Scholarship Encourages Student Diversity

March 13, 2020 | The UAMS College of Medicine has established a scholarship to recruit underrepresented minority students to its orthopaedics program, one of only a handful of medical schools in the country to do so. The scholarship provides financial support to encourage fourth-year minority students outside of UAMS to apply for a four-week visiting student rotation in orthopaedic...

NWA Pharmacy Students

UAMS Pharmacy Students Help Refugees Navigate Pharmacies

March 12, 2020 | As part of resettlement efforts for newly arrived refugees, pharmacy students from the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus recently gave tours of two local pharmacies to refugees in Washington County. Students also provided gift bags of thermometers, toiletries and other basic essentials.

Group photo of women's team with honor banner

UAMS Medical Center Recognized as Center of Excellence for Childbirth Complication Placenta Accreta Spectrum

March 11, 2020 | The Maternal Safety Foundation has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center an Accreta Center of Excellence, recognizing its superior care for a life-threatening childbirth complication called placenta accreta spectrum disorder. UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to receive the designation, which indicates that UAMS has both...

Visiting high school and UAMS medical students gather for a photo during the HPREP event.

UAMS Students Introduce High School Visitors to Health Care Careers

March 10, 2020 | More than 80 UAMS student volunteers, mostly from the College of Medicine, welcomed dozens of high school students from across Arkansas to the UAMS main campus Feb. 22 to introduce them to careers in health care. The event, called Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) was presented by the UAMS chapter of the Student...

Bryce Cook reaches toward a therapy tool used to help patients learn to use muscle sensors to control a robotic prosthetic.

Teen Gets Body-Powered Arm at UAMS Amputee Clinic

March 10, 2020 | It was a great day for fishing in May almost two years ago when Bryce Cook, of Arkadelphia, who had just turned 16, headed toward the river on a side-by-side to pursue one of his favorite pastimes. By all accounts – his own, witnesses, subsequent police investigation – he wasn’t going fast when, as the...

The UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) team.

UAMS Researchers Have COVID-19’s ‘Fingerprint’

March 9, 2020 | Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has the attention of biomedical researchers across the globe, including at UAMS. Researchers at the UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) are applying their comparative genomic analysis and sequencing prowess to the disease. The ArC-GEM team has also studied the Ebola virus, Zika virus, and the mumps outbreak...

Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., chief diversity officer and professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, presents at UAMS on Feb. 26.

Guest Lecture Addresses Bias toward Health Care Workers

March 4, 2020 | What should doctors, nurses or other health care providers do when a patient makes a request that seems discriminatory? Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., chief diversity officer and professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was a guest of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to discuss precisely that situation in a...

Portrait of Dr. Clark

Aerospace Medicine Expert to Give Distinguished Lecture March 10

March 3, 2020 | The public is invited to hear a free lecture from Jonathan B. Clark, M.D. — an expert in aerospace medicine who has served numerous roles for NASA and the U.S. Navy — at 12:30 p.m. March 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Clark will present “Touch the Future: Research, Medicine and...

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