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Tuhin Virmani, M.D., is co-director of the Huntington Disease clinic at UAMS, which recently was named a Center of Excellence by the Huntington Disease Society of America.

UAMS Named a HDSA Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Feb. 23, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been named a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s disease by the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA). “Our multidisciplinary team comprised of neurologists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, nutritionists and geneticists has worked hard to bring the best care...

The UAMS-Hendrix partnership is teaching undergrads about translational research and involving them in an ongoing research project. Top row, l-r: Laura James, M.D., Andres Caro, Ph.D., and Clare Nesmith, M.D. Bottom row, students Emilie Cassar, Savannah Wiegel and Allison Long.

UAMS, Hendrix Partnership Gives Undergraduate Students Research ‘Immersion’ Opportunity

Feb. 22, 2021 | Through a partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Hendrix College students have a unique opportunity to address a critical human health issue in the new Clinical and Translational Research Immersion (CTRI) Program. Andres Caro, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at Hendrix, is leading the educational components of the program in collaboration...

Collin Montgomery, APRN, lower right, was one of three featured speakers during the recent, virtual Sickle Cell Symposium at UAMS.

Symposium Spotlights Social Burdens of Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

Feb. 17, 2021 | Racial bias, the opioid crisis and the stigma of suspected drug use often make getting access to treatment a frustrating struggle for adult sickle cell patients. In a short video that opened the UAMS Sickle Cell Symposium on Feb. 2, sickle cell disease patients spoke about the attitudes of physicians and nurses that often seem...

Jaleesa Jackson in white coat

Jaleesa Jackson, M.D., Anesthesiologist Specializing in Cancer Pain, Joins UAMS Health

Feb. 16, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Jaleesa A. Jackson, M.D., a chronic pain medicine fellowship-trained anesthesiologist, is now seeing patients at the UAMS Health Pain Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). An assistant professor in anesthesiology, she specializes in helping cancer patients manage severe pain...

Hari Eswaran and Mellie Bridewell

UAMS Rural Telehealth Center Receives $1.5 Million to Evaluate Broadband Pilot Program’s COVID-19 Response

Feb. 12, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center has received a $1.5 million federal grant to evaluate the performance of the Telehealth Broadband Pilot Program in preventing, preparing for and responding to COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded the grant...

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