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Mark Williams, Ph.D., Invested in M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Feb. 21, 2020 | Mark Williams, Ph.D., dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Feb. 20 in the M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D. Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Williams, whose career in public health spans over 30 years, was one…

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February 21, 2020


These programs were first broadcast the week of February 24, 2020.


February 20, 2020

Kindness Week Spreads Thanks to Departmental Champions

There is a kindness in the air at UAMS this week as the campus celebrates National Random Acts of Kindness Week with giveaways and other special recognitions.

Kindness Walls scattered around campus urged employees to take a positive note and leave one in its place.


Chancellor’s State of University Reveals UAMS on Right Track with Finances, Strategic Plan

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, shared a rosy financial picture and plenty of other good news during his State of the University address Feb. 13.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, tells employees UAMS has turned a financial corner during his State of the University address Feb. 13.


UAMS Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Little Rock Trojans Pink Game

Kristina Payne wants to show the world there is life after breast cancer. “It’s scary, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Payne, a three-year survivor and access manager at UAMS.

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February 19, 2020

Study: Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain

Increasing chronic pain patients’ opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a VA study. Researchers from the Central Arkansas and Minneapolis VA health care systems and three universities looked at prescribing data of more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids. They found that patients who had their opioid dosage increased did…

Pharmacist Dr. Corey Hayes and colleagues found that higher opioid doses did not bring more pain relief—but did increase the risk of harmful side effects. (Photo by Jeff Bowen)

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Free Dementia Training Now Offered Online

UAMS police and others are taking advantage of a free newly available online course to improve interactions when they come in contact with older Arkansans who have dementia. The course is provided by the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at UAMS. Laura Spradley, an outreach coordinator for AGEC, says the training allows officers to not…

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UAMS Program Starting March 31 Offers Support to Children of Cancer Patients

A group to help children ages 6-12 better cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis is set to begin March 31 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Family and Baby Stay Close with Ronald McDonald Family Room

Emily and Michael Baker are no novices when it comes to being the parent of a premature baby. Their daughter, Isabella, 3, and son, Bradley who is nearly 2, are both graduates of the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And now their son Joshua, born Jan. 14 at 28 weeks and 2 days, is…

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February 18, 2020

UAMS Employees Create Sculpture for Cancer Institute Drive

For 10 years, Penny Talbert has been trying to get something to grow in a certain spot along the circle drive at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
“I finally realized that the area was too shaded and too windy for anything to thrive in that spot,” the landscape manager said. “What we needed was a sculpture.”

Eric Hale, Penny Talbert and Kenneth Bailey created this tree sculpture from wrought iron saved from the homes along Pine and Cedar.


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