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ENT Surgeon Reconstructs Man’s Face After Gun Explodes


When 53-year-old David Miller of Beebe arrived at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the evening of Nov. 12 by Med Flight helicopter, the left side of his face was protruding several inches beyond the rest of his head. Hours earlier, he and a friend were in a pasture outside Newark preparing…

David Miller and his wife, Jennifer, 4 months after the accident

March 5, 2021


Lactose Intolerance


These programs were first broadcast the week of March 8, 2021.

Lactose

March 4, 2021


Razorbacks partner with UAMS to serve Razorback student-athletes


FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback Athletics has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide comprehensive care for 465+ Razorback student-athletes. As part of the medical services agreement, UAMS will provide daily medical coverage to all 19 Razorback sport programs. The four-year agreement was activated on January 1, 2021 and runs through December 31,…

UAMS's Ramon Ylanan, M.D., who will serve as one of the primary physicians for Razorback Athletics.

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UAMS Researchers to Test Conway Wastewater, Patients for COVID-19 Variants of Concern


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are taking steps to identify genetic variants that make COVID-19 more contagious. Arkansas this week identified its first patient with the more infectious United Kingdom virus variant; it has yet to see other more contagious variants from South Africa and Brazil. “We previously had not found variants…

UAMS' David Ussery, Ph.D., hopes a pilot study of genomic testing for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and COVID-19 patients will lead to more substantial testing across Arkansas.


March MVP — Joseph Woodall


Dear Team UAMS, Each month, I have the pleasure of recognizing and celebrating an employee who represents the UAMS values of compassion, hard work and dedication. The MVP for March is just such a person, and I am pleased to announce that Joseph Woodall is our honoree. Joe is senior systems administrator, advanced, for UAMS…

Joseph Woodall

March 3, 2021


UAMS Cancer Institute Expands Research with Addition of 10 Faculty


The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently added 10 research faculty, significantly expanding the institute’s cancer research programs.

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Sara Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chair of UAMS Department of Dermatology


LITTLE ROCK — Sara Copeland Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as chair of the Department of Dermatology in the UAMS College of Medicine. “Dr. Shalin has done an exceptional job as interim chair of Dermatology since last March, advancing the department’s efforts in clinical care, research and education, while providing excellent support for her…

Sara Shalin, M.D., wearing white coat over business attire.

March 2, 2021


UAMS Establishes Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center


LITTLE ROCK — A new center using evidence-based research to inform public health practice in criminal justice settings has been established by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC) is directed by Nick Zaller, Ph.D.,…

Nick Zaller, Ph.D.

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Arkansas Legislators Donate Funds to Support Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Quest for NCI Designation


Two years after Arkansas legislators passed legislation supporting UAMS’ efforts to expand its cancer research and treatment efforts, a group of legislators reaffirmed their commitment with personal donations. Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View and Rep. Michelle Gray of Melbourne, backed by more than a dozen other members of the Republican Women’s Legislative Caucus, presented…

Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View and Rep. Michelle Gray of Melbourne, backed by more than a dozen other members of the Republican Women’s Legislative Caucus, presented an oversized check for $2,021 to Michael J. Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS during a noon presentation Feb. 25 at the Arkansas State Capitol.

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March 1, 2021


Marathoner Thanks Heart Team at UAMS


Sixty days after a sudden cardiac arrest, Jon Norcross of Little Rock finished a half marathon. It was an exceptional journey to recovery, and he took a moment in January to extend his gratitude on social media for everyone who kept him alive, including a team of cardiovascular experts at UAMS Health.

Jon Norcross

February 26, 2021


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