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UAMS Midsouth Black Expo Scheduled for Feb. 25


LITTLE ROCK — The 19th annual Midsouth Black Expo, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its Office of Health Initiatives and Disparities Research, will celebrate Black History Month with a free event that offers health education and cancer screenings and promotes local Black-owned businesses. The expo — themed “Our Health,…

Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., and Crystal Smith stand next to the UAMS MammoVan during a Midsouth Black Expo event in 2022.

February 6, 2023


104 and Cancer Free


UAMS patient treated by James Suen, M.D., is one of the oldest living cancer survivors in Arkansas   A favorite pillow in Maddie Upton’s Camden, Arkansas, home reads, ‘I’m so far up the hill, I’ve started up the next one.’ At 104, there is no old age joke she hasn’t heard, and she shows no…

patient standing with her doctor

February 3, 2023


UAMS Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosted a virtual seminar to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and examine his efforts to eliminate health and economic disparities. The event, “Remembering Dr. King’s Other Dream: Economic Security and Health Equity,” was sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Subcommittee of the UAMS…

Dana McEwen (left), instrument technician for Sterile Services, and Marcus Murphy, biomedical equipment technician in the UAMS Office of Academic Services, perform a live musical rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” during an event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


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These programs were first broadcast the week of February 6, 2023.

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February 2, 2023


UAMS Researcher Studies Steady Increase in Suicide Rates, Depression for Arkansas’ Black Population


Austin Porter, Dr.P.H., MPH, an assistant professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is examining how COVID-19 factors into the rise in African American suicide rates in Arkansas. “Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the numbers reflect that the Black community is being disproportionately…

Porter


Day at the Races March 17 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


An upcoming event will offer guests the chance to enjoy a day at Arkansas’ only thoroughbred racetrack while supporting cancer patients at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Day at the Races is 11:30 a.m. March 17 at Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. For $50 per person,…

horses running at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs


UAMS Spine Lab Goes Green with 3-D Printed Cadavers


Feb. 1, 2023 | Faced with rising monetary and environmental costs of obtaining, transporting and storing cadavers for teaching purposes, two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurosurgeons believed there had to be a better, “greener” way. Glenn Pait, M.D., director of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute and fellow neurosurgeon Noojan…

Surgical residents practice skills on a synthetic cadaver during the Green Spine Lab.

February 1, 2023


UAMS Brain Injury Program to Offer Free Virtual Workshop Feb. 16


LITTLE ROCK — The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation’s Brain Injury Program will host a virtual workshop, “Strategies for Memory and Mood,” Feb. 16 to connect anyone affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to helpful resources and support.

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation’s Brain Injury Program will host a virtual workshop, “Strategies for Memory and Mood,” Feb. 16 to connect anyone affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to helpful resources and support.


UAMS Accepting Applications from K-12 Students for Pathways Academy Summer Programs in Eight Cities


LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting applications for its Pathways Academy program for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.   Pathways Academy is an educational and community engagement program that focuses on preparing K-12 students for opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and…

Scholars take part in an academic session for Pathways Academy.

January 31, 2023


FDA Fellowship Helps Guide Pharmacy Student’s Path Forward


Szarria Thomas loves working with geriatric patients. The Class of 2025 College of Pharmacy student looks forward to a career where she can provide exceptional care and knowledge to the geriatric community, and her pursuit of a pharmacy education is a big step towards that future. Last year, Thomas was one of four students nationwide…

Szarria Thomas


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