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Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., far right, holds the ribbon as Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., gets ready to cut it and officially open the the new Culinary Medicine Kitchen at UAMS.

Culinary Medicine Program Opens New Kitchen

Oct. 14, 2021 | What used to be a space where people could eat lunch is now a place where people will make lunches and other meals as part of the UAMS Culinary Medicine Program. On Oct. 5, the program reached a milestone in its brief history as it formally opened its new Culinary Medicine Kitchen.

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New Lung Biopsy Robot at UAMS Detects Early-Stage Cancer in Far Reaches of Lung

Oct. 13, 2021 | Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently activated the first lung biopsy robot in Arkansas. The robot allows doctors to discover and biopsy previously undetectable cancerous nodules in the far reaches of the lungs. “This enables us to visualize and precisely biopsy lung nodules so we can catch lung cancer in...

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UAMS Adds Five Physicians to Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Oct. 12, 2021 | Five new physicians have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, expanding the comprehensive, integrated network of orthopaedic and sports medicine care available at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s in both Central and Northwest Arkansas. The new physicians include: Jordan Gross, M.D., Adrienne Koder, D.O., Lauren Poindexter, M.D., Justin Rabinowitz,...

Johnathan Goree, M.D., is one of two UAMS physicians included in the documentary “7 Days: The Opioids Crisis in Arkansas.”

Documentary Details Struggle with Opioids in Arkansas

Oct. 12, 2021 | A documentary dealing with the deadly problem of opioid addiction will premiere Oct. 13 at the 30th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film, which will be available online the following day, features a pair of UAMS physicians who are all too familiar with the hazards opioids pose to the state.

From left to right, (back row), Travis Hill, Jerry Halpain, Dewayne Allen, Andrew Warr, and (front row) Sherry Johnson, Margaret Glasgow, Karen Dickinson and Patti Griffey surround Hal the mannekin (in orange), representing the woman's partner, as he anxiously checks his watch.

UAMS Centers for Simulation Education Takes to Twitter to Discuss Maternal Health

Oct. 8, 2021 | Staff in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Centers for Simulation Education spent the week of Sept. 13 highlighting Arkansas’ problematic maternal and fetal mortality rates while sharing UAMS’s efforts to bring that number down. To simultaneously commemorate Healthcare Simulation Week 2021, showcase UAMS’ efforts and focus attention on a serious issue in...

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