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UAMS Partners with Nationwide Program to Use Statistics on Orthopaedic Outcomes to Help Determine Care

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is now a partner site in a nationwide effort to improve care for orthopaedic conditions by using statistics on outcomes that can help monitor a response to surgery and maybe help determine if a procedure is right for them. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was…

Dr. Bumpass helping patient with form

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Draws Hundreds to North Little Rock Drive-thru

The UAMS Mobile Triage team offered COVID-19 testing to anyone who came to their drive-thru June 30 at Shorter College in North Little Rock, and hundreds of people showed up in response. For a brief time before police could reroute the vehicles, cars and trucks were backed up onto the nearest Interstate 30 off ramp….

Working at the COVID-19 testing drive-thru at Shorter College in North Little Rock, a UAMS nurse takes a minute to enter some patient information into an iPad.


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College of Pharmacy Residents, Fellows Graduate Despite Challenging Year

Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., opened the 2020 graduation ceremony June 26  for the UAMS College of Pharmacy residents and fellows with an apology to his ninth-grade English teacher. The teacher, Michael Moran, taught him never to use the phrase “more unique” because “unique” means one of a kind, and nothing can be more than one of…

Kendrea Jones, Pharm.D., left, and Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., listen to graduating resident Julianne Mott as she speaks from her home via a live video connection.

July 1, 2020

UAMS First in Arkansas to Use ExcelsiusGPS for Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery

UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in Arkansas to operate with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic spine navigation system that helps improve accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of spinal surgery. Both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery use the new spine robot for patients needing spine surgery. Noojan Kazemi, M.D., an associate professor…

Screen shot of robot


UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Board of Advisors Members

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Board of Advisors.

Cancer Institute Board of Advisors

UAMS Awarded $940,000 by FCC to Help with COVID-19 Response Across the State

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $940,000 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for digital health technology to treat patients for COVID-19 and deliver medical information to patients and providers across the state.

The FCC recently awarded UAMS funding for new purchases of new, digital health technology as well as to reimburse the university for the cost of digital technology like this iPad it already has bought in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


June 30, 2020

UAMS to Aid $20 Million Statewide Effort to  Build on Data Science Strengths

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received $1.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the state establish a cyberinfrastructure platform that will improve on Arkansas’ existing data science strengths and competitiveness. The money is part of a five-year $20 million grant from NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate…

Fred Prior, Ph.D., is leading UAMS' part of the statewide cyberinfrastructure project.

June 29, 2020

Students, Educators Transfer Teaching to Virtual Learning

When UAMS sent students home March 13 for the rest of the school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the College of Medicine quickly transitioned classroom instruction to online learning.

SIm pic

June 26, 2020

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing June 30 in North Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – A community drive-thru testing clinic for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 30 at Shorter College, 604 N. Locust St.  in North Little Rock. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. The clinic will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)…

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