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UAMS Provides COVID-19 Screening to Helena, Delta Residents


As the van carrying UAMS health care professionals arrived in Helena early April 2, residents of Helena and the surrounding Delta region were already lining up in their vehicles to receive the drive-through COVID-19 evaluation UAMS was about to provide. By 9:45 a.m., the team from the main campus in Little Rock and from UAMS…

Jennifer Hunt, M.D., left, screens a patient for COVID-19 during a UAMS-led drive-through screening in Helena.

April 3, 2020


Johnathan Goree, M.D., Named Arkansas Physician of the Year by Arkansas Business


Johnathan H. Goree, M.D., an anesthesiologist who specializes in chronic pain and director of the Chronic Pain Division at UAMS was named Arkansas Physician of the Year on April 2 at the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes celebration. The annual awards event was held virtually on YouTube because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In presenting the awards,…

Dr. Goree with Healthcare Heroes Logo


Bank of America Gives $37,000 to Support UAMS Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19


LITTLE ROCK – Bank of America has made a $37,000 gift to a recently established COVID-19 support fund at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The COVID-19 Support Fund will cover costs associated with screening, testing and treating patients with COVID-19, specifically items such as personal protective equipment like gloves, gowns and masks, as…

Bank of America has given $37,000 to help cover costs associated with screening, testing and treating patients with COVID-19, specifically items such as personal protective equipment like gloves, gowns and masks, as well as thermometers.

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April 2, 2020


Diamondhead Man Beats 3 Types of Cancer with UAMS’ ‘World-Class Care’


Larry Seals doesn’t back down from a challenge. As a highly decorated helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, Seals saw more than his share of conflict and hardship. But through it all, he never lost his sense of humor or positive attitude.

Larry Seals


UAMS’s Barnes Becomes President of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), took office as the 30th president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons during its board of directors video conference March 25. The meeting was to be held during the annual American Association…

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D.

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April 1, 2020


Translational Research Institute Announces Inaugural Class of Data Scholars


The Translational Research Institute has selected three Data Scholars for its inaugural 2020-21 class. The institute’s Data Scholars Program supports UAMS faculty in learning and applying the principles and methods of data analytics and data sciences to inform clinical practice and policy. Scholars will pursue formal course work in addition to mentoring during their data-driven…

(L-R) Nishank Jain, M.D., M.P.H., Margarete Kulik, Ph.D., M.Sc., and Yasir Rahmatallah, Ph.D., were selected as the inaugural class of Data Scholars.

March 31, 2020


UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Thru Evaluation April 2 in Helena-West Helena


LITTLE ROCK – A free community drive-thru evaluation clinic for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at 1804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on the Highway 49 bypass and will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physicians. The clinic is in the old…


Repository to Help with Presentations Planned for COVID-19 Canceled Meetings


As the presentation of many research faculty members’ academic work in national and regional meetings has been affected by COVID-19 cancellations, UAMS has created a Scholarly Product Repository to mitigate the problem. The repository provides a location to collect peer-reviewed and accepted abstracts, posters and other academic products and disseminate them. Not only will it…

Scholarly Product Repository

March 30, 2020


Research Shows Hypothyroidism Patients Who Choose Alternative Therapies Cite Effectiveness, Improved Symptoms


Three out of four people with an underactive thyroid using an alternative “natural” treatment not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration report that they do so because it is more effective than the standard therapy, according to research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Mayo Clinic. Freddy J.K….

Researchers near science poster

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UAMS Names 12 New Internal Medicine Resident Physicians in Northwest Arkansas


FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the 12 new internal medicine resident physicians who will begin practicing medicine in Northwest Arkansas on June 17. The new residents are: Raad Abbas, MBChB – Hometown: Warr Acres, Okla. Mamua Andela, M.D. – Hometown: Olathe, Kan. Ethan Anderson, DO – Hometown: Columbia, Mo….

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March 27, 2020


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