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Auras Atreya, M.D., Heart Rhythm Management Specialist, Joins UAMS Cardiovascular Team/Will Spearhead Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Program

Jan. 24, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — Auras Atreya, M.D., MPH, a specialist in advanced cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm management), has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine. As an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Atreya will spearhead the UAMS ventricular tachycardia ablation program. “We were delighted...

C. Lewis

College Rejoins Regional Coalition to Help Promote the Importance of Public Health

Jan. 23, 2023 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has renewed its membership with the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center. The center is a coalition of schools and agencies focused on providing public health workforce development while also advancing public health initiatives throughout the five-state region....

Boddu discusses the history of efforts to treat Huntington's disease.

Huntington’s Disease Symposium Details Resources, Seeks Study Participants

Jan. 20, 2023 | Jan. 20, 2023 | Much remains unknown about Huntington’s disease, an inherited brain disorder that tends to surface in a person’s 30s or 40s and causes progressively worsening motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. That’s why participants are needed for ongoing clinical trials, according to doctors and researchers who spoke during the annual Huntington’s Disease Symposium...

Dallas Carter

Three-Year-Old Patient Keeps Sight, Survives Rare Eye Cancer

Jan. 20, 2023 | All Quatisa East wanted was for her infant daughter, Dallas Carter, to be able to see. A rare diagnosis of retinoblastoma, or cancer of the eye, threatened that possibility. “I didn’t give up on her — everything I’ve done is just being a mother,” said the 29-year-old. It’s been a long road for Dallas and...

UAMS/UA Occupational Therapy 1st Cohort with Faculty

First Cohort of Occupational Therapy Students Completes Capstone Projects, Graduates

Jan. 19, 2023 | The Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program recently celebrated the achievements of its first class of students, who earned their degrees after a challenging three years that included the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the official University of Arkansas commencement on December 17, 2022, the program provided an intimate doctoral hooding and pinning ceremony for the 25...

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