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New Liver Brings New Outlook on Life

In the early 2000s, after a series of scans and tests, doctors told Ed Allis that he had a fatty liver. In the following years, as he approached retirement from AT&T as a government lobbyist, he started retaining fluid, particularly in his abdomen.

Ed Allis and his wife, Kevin. In 2020, Ed received a new liver at UAMS.

December 8, 2023

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

These programs were first broadcast the week of December 11, 2023.


December 7, 2023

Holiday Blues? You’re Not Alone.

Sheldon Riklon, M.D., UAMS Family Medicine Physician For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and connection. However, the holiday season can be hard for others, especially those struggling with their mental health. In fact, about two-thirds of people with mental illness say the holidays make their conditions worse. Increased stress, disruption to…

Woman holding her head in her hands

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UAMS Partners with Local Institutions to Provide Lactation Spaces for Breastfeeding Mothers

FAYETTEVILLE — Working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research, the Jones Center for Families, Arkansas Legal Aid, the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL Shop and the Springdale Library each recently installed new spaces for nursing mothers to comfortably breastfeed or pump breast milk. “The creation…

A lactation pod at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale

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Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas Opens UAMS Milk Bank Depot in Rogers

LITTLE ROCK — Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, in support of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Milk Bank, has opened a milk depot in its Rogers hospital. The Mercy NWA Milk Depot is a designated space for women to donate milk, which will be sent to the UAMS Milk Bank for screening, pasteurization…


December 6, 2023

UAMS Hosts Student National Medical Association Region III Conference

About 150 medical students and pre-med students from seven states attended the annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Region III Medical Education Conference Nov. 10-12 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. It was the first time that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, home to the Edith…

Standing group photo at the event. Among those attending the regional conference were (left to right, front row): Christy Walker, M.D., UAMS medical students Victoria Malak, Makenzie Henderson, Brianna Long, Kayla Jimmerson and Megan Clark, and Torrance Walker, M.D.; back row: medical students Raven Hinton, Andria Carter, Bree Dulaney, Jade-Michael Matthews, Evan Hicks, Quincy Gragg and Grant Broadway.

Cardiac Surgeon John Streitman, M.D., Joins UAMS to Lead Cardiovascular Surgery Program

John Emory Streitman, M.D., a board-certified cardiac surgeon with a special interest in complex cardiovascular cases, joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. He will lead the cardiovascular surgery program. “Dr. Streitman is a highly experienced cardiac surgeon who brings…

white-coat portrait of John Streitman, M.D.

December 5, 2023

UAMS Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Key Cell Processes in Energy Production

LITTLE ROCK — Huiliang Zhang, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will use a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study proton leak, a process within the body that affects metabolism and energy. Although scientists have been aware of proton leak for decades, Zhang said, little…

Huiliang Zhang, Ph.D., in his lab at UAMS.

UAMS Opens Satellite Transplant Clinic in Helena-West Helena

HELENA-WEST HELENA — Community health providers and members of the public gathered today in Helena-West Helena to celebrate the recent opening of the newest University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) transplant clinic. Located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center at 1393 Arkansas 242 South in Helena-West Helena, the clinic is the sixth satellite…

The new transplant clinic is located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena.

December 4, 2023

Dominique Covington

Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote:

Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.

Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

December 1, 2023

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