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Erika Petersen, M.D.

Diabetic Pain Study at UAMS Enrolling Participants to Test Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

Jan. 28, 2019 | People with chronic painful diabetic neuropathy are being enrolled in a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research study of a spinal cord stimulation device designed to reduce the pain. Led at UAMS by Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher, the study is part of a clinical trial being conducted at sites across...

Faculty, students and staff listen to keynote speaker Tracy Steele during the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

UAMS Honors MLK with Celebration of Diversity and Call to Service

Jan. 25, 2019 | Dozens of UAMS employees gathered for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs, which celebrated the legacy of service advocated by the slain civil rights icon and included the presentation of the Unity Award for completing a collaborative service project.

Patricia Wright, Ph.D.

Researcher Asks Why Some Abandon Treatment for Prescription Opioid Addiction

Jan. 24, 2019 | It would seem counterintuitive for a patient to undergo weeks of treatment, then at a critical moment abandon it and potentially succumb to disease. Yet, many people battling opioid addiction go through exactly that pattern of progress and relapse, oftentimes more than once. Patricia Wright, Ph.D., RN, an assistant professor and researcher in the UAMS...

Portrait of Clark

Christina Clark Named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Support Services and COO; Amy Wenger Named Chancellor’s Chief of Staff

Jan. 23, 2019 | Christina Clark, MBA, has been named vice chancellor for institutional support services and chief operating officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Previously she was interim vice chancellor for administration and before that she served as the chancellor’s chief of staff. Clark will oversee Campus Operations, Information Technology and the Police Department....

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to UAMS.

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

Jan. 15, 2019 | The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, joined Schmieding Foundation President Gilda Underwood and Schmieding Foundation Vice President/Treasurer...

Members of the research team in the lab with pro golfer Austin Cook (center) and UAMS Orthopaedc Surgery chair Lowry Barnes, M.D.

Pro Visits UAMS for Study of Golfing Motion

Jan. 14, 2019 | Standing in a long, rectangular room with his feet firmly planted on an artificial, green turf surrounded by a series of 10 different infrared motion-capture cameras, PGA golfer and Arkansas native Austin Cook aimed carefully with a driver as he prepared to send a golf ball flying from a tee into a net. “I’ve never...

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