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Dr. Weinkopff posing with plaque and Drs. Patterson and Ho

Researcher Receives Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from National Consortium

July 2, 2019 | UAMS researcher Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D., has received a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which recognizes promising new scientific careers and supports their development. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Vice Chancellor for Research Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Lawrence E. Cornett, Ph.D.,...

students with infrared tec

SONOcamp Aims to Inspire STEM Possibilities for High School Students

June 28, 2019 | “So if I told you this is where the diaphragm sits, where do you think the right superior, middle, and inferior lobes are on him?” Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D., co-director of the Division of Clinical Anatomy in the UAMS College of Medicine, drew an arc with his finger just along the bottom of the rib...

Schwanda Flowers, Pharm.D., far left, visits with faculty at Silpakorn University in Thailand.

College of Pharmacy Students Set to Trailblaze New UAMS-Thailand Exchange

June 28, 2019 | Three UAMS College of Pharmacy students in September will encounter diseases seldom seen in Arkansas and will become pioneers, the first in their college to do a clinical rotation at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. “Thailand has more tropical diseases that students here would never see in the U.S. They may learn and see that...

Arm prosthesis

Orthopaedics Dedicates One-Stop Clinic for Upper Extremity Amputees

June 27, 2019 | Patients with amputations to their fingers, hands and arms can receive care from a specialized physician, occupational therapist and prosthetist all under one roof at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Autumn Road Orthopaedics Clinic. Once a month, this multidisciplinary team will focus on upper extremity amputations so patients can be seen by...

On the UAMS main campus in Little Rock, T. Glenn Pait, M.D., second from left, consults with a spine patient at one the UAMS Regional Campus locations

UAMS Starts Digital Health Program to Help Spine Patients Statewide

June 26, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun a digital health spine clinic to allow patients across Arkansas with spinal disorders, spinal cord tumors, and patients who have recently undergone surgery to go to the location closest to home without having to travel to Little Rock to see a specialist. The UAMS Institute...

Jay Gandy

UAMS Names Jay Gandy Associate Provost For Northwest Regional Campus

June 21, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Jay Gandy, Ph.D., as associate provost at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus effective Aug. 1. As associate provost, Gandy will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to all academic programs in Northwest Arkansas. Gandy is currently the interim dean of...

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