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AGECaring Friends Facebook Live Series to Present “Magic & the Brain” Oct. 7


LITTLE ROCK — The AGECaring Friends Program will present “Magic & the Brain” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 as part of its new Facebook Live Series. To access the live presentation, go to https://www.facebook.com/uamsagec. The AGECaring Friends Program will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. on the AGEC Facebook page….

September 24, 2020


Physician Assistant Students Receive White Coats in Virtual Ceremony


The Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions celebrated the Class of 2022 with a virtual white coat ceremony Sept. 17.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies held its first virtual white coat ceremony Sept. 17. Students in the Class of 2022 were assisted by friends, family and significant others as they donned their white coats for the first time.

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September 23, 2020


UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Sept. 30 in Mountain Home


LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sept. 30 at Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Drive in Mountain Home. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for…


New Exhibit Features Toys That Inspire Health Professions


For even the most accomplished surgeons, advanced nurses or brilliant researchers, their journey toward health sciences began somewhere, and a new campus exhibit explores the origin of many of those careers: toys and games. The exhibit is located in the Central Building near the College of Medicine administrative offices “There’s a board game there called…

Different versions of the classic board game Operation are included in the exhibit.

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September 22, 2020


Raj B. Patel Joins UAMS as Fellowship-Trained Kidney, Liver Transplant Surgeon


Raj B. Patel, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a fellowship-trained kidney and liver transplant surgeon. Patel sees patients at the UAMS Health Kidney Transplant Clinic and Liver Transplant Clinic in the Outpatient Center on the main UAMS campus in Little Rock. Patel is also an assistant professor in…

Portrait of Dr. Patel


Regional Campus Clinics Converting to Epic


Nine UAMS Health Family Medicine Clinics at regional campuses across the state and one Internal Medicine clinic in Fayetteville will convert from Centricity to Epic electronic health record software in October and November.

Nine UAMS Health Family Medicine Clinics at regional campuses across the state and one Internal Medicine clinic in Fayetteville will convert to Epic electronic health record software over the next two months.

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September 21, 2020


Retired UAMS HR Chief Shares Myeloma Journey through Blog


Hosea Long of Little Rock recently turned 70, a milestone that for most may seem unremarkable. After all, it was not the former UAMS employee’s 100th, 90th or even his 80th birthday. But it was inspiring and incredible for him and his loved ones. Long explained why in a recent entry titled “Tomorrow starts a…

“The staff at the UAMS Myeloma Center has always made me feel like they are concerned about my well-being and that I get the best of medical and bedside care available,” said Hosea Long of Little Rock, former associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer, and a 20-year survivor of myeloma.

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David Caldwell, Pharm.D., Chosen for National Pharmacy Leadership Program


LITTLE ROCK — David Caldwell, Pharm.D, of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for its Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Caldwell, the new associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Pharmacy, was one of 24 members…

David Caldwell


Pharmacy Senior from Bahamas Finds Family at UAMS


Fourth-year pharmacy student Byron Johnson found more than an education at UAMS, he found family. Johnson told his story to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, which oversees UAMS, at its September meeting. Johnson is from Freeport, Bahamas, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. His aunt and cousin died, and…

Byron Johnson at the podium

September 18, 2020


UAMS Research Expo Draws a Virtual Crowd


The UAMS Research Expo on Aug. 25 drew 184 registrants for the virtual event with 25 research service providers presenting via Zoom. Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI), the event included overviews of up to five minutes from representatives of the research services. Attendees were able to drop into the event to hear…


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