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UAMS surgeons prepare to perform the first surgery in Arkansas using GammaTile Therapy or surgically targeted radiation therapy.

UAMS Performs First GammaTile Brain Surgery in Arkansas

July 22, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist  Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and their care team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have performed the state’s first application of GammaTile Therapy.

Members of the UAMS proteomics team are Alan Tackett, Ph.D. (center front), and (l-r) Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D., Rick Edmondson, Ph.D., Aaron Storey, Ph.D., and Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.

Cancer Discovery Published in Nature Highlights National Role of UAMS Research Team

July 21, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A highly specialized UAMS research team that serves as a national resource recently helped the University of North Carolina (UNC) discover a key driver of cancer cell development. The discovery, which gives researchers around the globe a new target for drug therapies, was published in the journal Nature. The achievement put an...

A team at UAMS tested blood samples from July to December 2020 and found that by the end of the year, 7.4% of Arkansans had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

UAMS Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Antibody Study

July 20, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A statewide COVID-19 antibody study led by UAMS found that by the end of 2020, 7.4% of Arkansans had antibodies to the virus, but there were wide disparities among racial and ethnic groups. UAMS researchers released their findings this week to a public database, medRxiv (med archive).

Timothy Langford, M.D.

Timothy Langford, M.D., to Join UAMS as Chair of the Department of Urology

July 19, 2021 | Timothy Langford, M.D., a highly regarded urologic surgeon and a leader in urology in Arkansas and regionally, has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Langford is slated to begin Oct. 3. He comes to UAMS from Arkansas Urology, P.A., which he...

UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and College of Medicine Dean Susan Smyth, M.D., and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, present Birrer (seated) with his commemorative medallion and inscribed wooden chair.

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., Invested in Kent C. Westbrook, M.D. Director’s Chair for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

July 16, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested July 15 in the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D. Director’s Chair for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “Michael Birrer’s scholarly corpus is incredibly impressive, and the...

New UAMS College of Nursing programs include an accelerated bachelor’s degree for early and mid-career students transitioning into nursing and a new graduate focus on case management.

UAMS College of Nursing Adds New Programs

July 12, 2021 | To meet the changing demands of the health care workforce, the UAMS College of Nursing is making programmatic changes for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Dean’s Message: Spring Semester Brings Beginnings, Endings

July 9, 2021 | Maybe it’s fitting to start with the beginnings, recent white coat ceremonies in the UAMS College of Health Professions. If you’re unfamiliar with this annual tradition in health care education, students at or near the start of their studies put on their white coats for the first time in a ceremony before family and friends, symbolizing their entry into their career and a commitment to professionalism.

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