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Caucus Celebrates 30 Years of Women Faculty in Research


The Women’s Faculty Development Caucus celebrated 30 years by turning a spotlight on women in research at UAMS, while also setting new goals to ensure that progress continues. The Women in Research Poster Showcase was held Nov. 7 in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine…

Dr. Davidson by gesturing by poster

November 15, 2019


UAMS Adds Two New Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms


Nov. 14, 2019 | Breastfeeding at UAMS just became a little more convenient for employees and visitors alike with the recent installation of two additional clean, private areas for nursing moms to pump or breastfeed. On Nov. 6, two 50-square-foot, wheelchair-accessible Mamava lactation rooms arrived. Users can access the room through a free mobile app….

Mamava Pods

November 14, 2019


UAMS College of Public Health First to offer MS in Healthcare Data Analytics


The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer a Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics, becoming the only academic program in Arkansas to offer a master’s degree in the emerging field of analytics and health care. Beginning fall 2020, the college’s Department of…

Brown & Rezaeiahari

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Chancellor Gives UAMS Health Update at Town Hall


Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, shared more details about UAMS Health while Chief Financial Officer Amanda George gave an update on UAMS’ financials at the latest Town Hall meeting Nov. 6.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, spoke to employees about UAMS Health and other important topics during a Nov. 6 Town Hall meeting.

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UAMS Scientist Shows Brain Sugar Malfunction in Alzheimer’s, Gains National Attention


Steven Barger, Ph.D. — a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) — has entered the national spotlight for showing how the mechanism that brings sugar to the brain malfunctions in people with Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting a potential target for treatment. The study also explains why Alzheimer’s can mimic the symptoms of…

Dr. Barger in lab

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November 13, 2019


UAMS Celebrates Veterans with Luncheon, Care Packages


Dozens of veterans and active duty members representing all five major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard — attended a luncheon as part of a month of ongoing events to celebrate employees and students at UAMS who serve. “Today we honor our UAMS employees and…

Veterans, now serving in the UAMS Police Department, served as the color guard for a flag ceremony to open the Veterans Day luncheon.

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November 12, 2019


Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center


Drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49,was diagnosed with myeloma in June 2016. Just a little more than a year later, he was back on track, literally. Macy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, owns Horsepower Connection, an automotive customization shop that specializes in electronic fuel injection programming and conversions of older domestic cars and…

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather.

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Bhawna Jha, M.D., Joins UAMS as Interventional Pain Management Specialist


LITTLE ROCK — Interventional pain management specialist Bhawna Jha, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. She also is an assistant professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology.   Before coming to…

Bhawna Jha, M.D.


Faculty Spotlight: Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P.


After more than 35 years in Arkansas and more than a decade at UAMS, Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, director of the College of Nursing D.N.P. program and a clinical assistant professor, has recently found the familiar to be surprisingly different. A native of New Zealand who was recruited to move to Arkansas in 1981…

Leonie DeClerk, D.N.P., RN, APRN, and her family at the naturalization ceremony in Memphis.

November 8, 2019


New Program Takes Fourth-Year Pharmacy Students to Rome


In October, UAMS College of Pharmacy students learned new things about pharmacy practice in one of the world’s oldest cities, Rome. In their fourth year, pharmacy students are required to rotate in ten, one-month blocks through different specialties or clinical settings to gain education and experience about pharmacy practice. On Sept. 30, 10 fourth-year pharmacy…

Fourth-year College of Pharmacy students visit St. Peter's Square during a one-month rotation.


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