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Relationship Enrichment Series Designed to Help Couples

The Couples Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is holding a three-part series designed to help couples of all ages revive their relationship and gain a better understanding of the issues they face throughout the length of their partnership. The Relationship Enrichment Series will be held Sept. 28 from 10 a.m….

August 23, 2019

Norovirus Illness

These programs were first broadcast the week of August 26, 2019.


August 22, 2019

Better Breathers Support Group to Meet Sept. 5 in Osceola

The Better Breathers COPD Support Group will present a program on the psychosocial aspects that can accompany the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 in the private dining area of SMC Regional Medical Center, 611 W. Lee Ave. in Osceola. The speaker will be Joanne Powell, a License Professional Counselor with A…

Better Breathers COPD Support Group to Meet Sept. 6 in Jonesboro

The Better Breathers COPD Support Group will present a program on Medicare open enrollment and upcoming changes at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at Nettleton Baptist Church-NEA Fairgrounds, 7001 E. Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro. The speaker will be Cynthia Abel, a certified Medicare counselor and a certified dementia practitioner with the University of Arkansas for Medical…

UAMS Graduates Reunite and Reminisce at Alumni Weekend 2019

UAMS graduates from all colleges spent the Aug. 16-17 Alumni Weekend living it up in Little Rock, enjoying hands-on learning, fine dining and each other’s company. More than 100 UAMS alumni and guests, many from this year’s Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, reconnected with old friends and colleagues, making the most of their time…

Judy Huneycutt and Jill Lancaster, both CON '69, pose for photos during the Saturday night Golden Grad dinner at the Capital Hotel.


Carotid Repair Technique Performed at UAMS is State’s First

A vascular surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has performed the state’s first transcarotid artery stenting using flow reversal, a new technique that provides a less invasive and potentially safer option to treat plaque buildup in the carotid artery. The carotid artery is the main vessel in the neck that supplies…

Woman Resumes Humanitarian Trips to China after Myeloma Treatment

Cindy Sites loves sharing the gift of music with others. Whenever she visits the Myeloma Center in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, she likes playing the Steinway grand piano in the lobby. “I usually play for an hour or so in between my tests or while waiting for my appointments,” Sites, 57, said….

Myeloma patient Cindy Sites of Springfield, Missouri, and her husband, Doug, credit her physicians at UAMS with extending her life and allowing her to see her first grandchild.

Simulation Immerses Nursing Students in Details of the Operating Room

About a dozen nurses gathered around a patient strapped to a table in a cold operating room. In the background sat an intubation laryngoscope, anesthesia machine, sonogram equipment and cabinets full of bandages, tape, clamps, alcohol wipes, equipment, and other necessities found in any operating room. Four at a time, the nurses listened together through…

Pam deGravelles (center) gives nursing students an introduction to the operating room simulation suite and high-fidelity manikin.


August 21, 2019

UAMS Program Starting Sept. 10 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 Sept. 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Neurosurgeon Erika Petersen, M.D., Awarded for Work to Improve Pain Treatment

Erika Petersen, M.D. a neurosurgeon at UAMS, has received the inaugural Clinical Excellence Award from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience for her work to advance the treatment of pain. “Dr. Peterson’s recent achievements in research, education and clinical care made her an overwhelmingly unanimous choice,” said Dawood Sayed, M.D., president of the American…

Dr. Petersen holding award

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