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Ryall Addresses MHSA/MHA Alumni; Stover Awarded Alumni of the Year

Feb. 6, 2020 | More than half of the hospitals in Arkansas lost money last year, putting some at risk of closure, UAMS public health alumni were told Jan. 31 at an alumni luncheon. Bo Ryall, M.P.A., president and Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Hospital Association, spoke on the “State of Hospitals in Arkansas” at the Annual Alumni...

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UAMS Launches New Online Literary Journal

Feb. 4, 2020 | Medicine and Meaning, a new UAMS literary journal featuring works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and images, was launched Feb. 4 to foster creativity, imagination and the arts throughout the academic medical center and the UAMS Health system. “Our UAMS community is full of artistic and creative individuals and our journal is a venue to share...

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Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Center

Feb. 3, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — Myeloma expert Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as research director of the Myeloma Center. Zhan was most recently a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and an adjunct professor with the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics....

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Center for Diversity Affairs Becomes Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Feb. 3, 2020 | The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, first established in 2011, has been reorganized into the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The change was prompted by a growth of the division and its strategic objectives under the direction of Brian Gittens, Ed.D., who joined UAMS as vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion in June...

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Students Receive Exams, Glasses from UAMS Volunteers on MLK Day

Jan. 30, 2020 | More than 120 students from Little Rock and the surrounding area got a late Christmas present from volunteers at UAMS on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: the gift of clearer vision. The Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach event was organized by nonprofit Rural Ophthalmology Optometry Treatment & Screening (ROOTS) and Shepherd’s...

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Bone Research Showcased as Vibrant, Vital at UAMS

Jan. 27, 2020 | Bone health is an expanding area of research with far-reaching clinical applications — from regenerating limbs to stopping bone cancer in its tracks — and UAMS is well-situated as a leader in the field. That was the resounding theme of the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Bone Research, held Jan. 22 at UAMS....

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