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National Caregivers Month: Early onset dementia


When two people get married, vows often include through sickness and health, for better or worse. Like most things, these words are often easier when simply spoken. Rodney Smith never expected he’d become his wife’s caregiver, especially not so soon in their lives. He met Danielle when he was 19 while stopping to fill his…

Rodney Smith shares a photo of himself with wife Danielle Smith and reflects on his memories of her.

November 24, 2020


Painter Leads PEP Division as New Director


Jacob T. Painter, Pharm.D., MBA, Ph.D., has been named the director of the College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP). Painter is an associate professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and has been  a member of PEP division faculty since 2012. Since April 2019, he has served as associate director…

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Serfaty Chosen as UAMS Director of Nuclear Education Online


Brigette Serfaty, Pharm.D., BCNP, FAPhA, has been named the new director of the Nuclear Education Online program in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. From 2019 until recently, Serfaty served as a vice president of PharmaLogic Holdings in Boca Raton, Florida, leading the quality and regulatory department of its PET and radiopharmacy operations. She also was…

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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Dec. 3 in Lonoke


LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dec. 3 at Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street SW. 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 Medical Sciences…


Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary


Blow up the balloons and cut the cake because the Ophthalmic Medical Technology (OMT) program turns 20 this year. “I think it is pretty fitting that a program dedicated to providing quality optical care celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020,” said Susan Long, Ed.D., dean of the College of Health Professions. A collaboration between the…

Alicia Baird, director of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program and department chair, demonstrates how to perform a prism alternate cover test (PACT) on student Mallory England.

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November 23, 2020


Chancellor’s Circle Spotlight: Stocked & Reddie


A little over one year ago, UAMS made good on a promise to build a food pantry for employees and students. Today, Stocked & Reddie has expanded far beyond its humble beginnings, providing welcome relief for thousands during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, a $50,000 grant, awarded by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and…

Chancellor Patterson presents Tonya Johnson with the $30,000 grant for Stocked & Reddie. Since opening on July 15, 2019, Stocked & Reddie has provided more than 68,000 meals to more than 1,100 active members.

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M. Denise Compton, Ph.D., Invested in Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education


Denise Compton, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and geriatric neuropsychologist specializing in seniors and cognitive disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Nov. 18 in the Magalene McKinnon Ingram Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Compton was invested in a brief ceremony broadcast online via Zoom….

Chancellor Patterson (left) and Dean Westfall (right) present Compton with a commemorative medallion and inscribed chair at the investiture ceremony Nov. 18. Compton, who joined UAMS in 2010, is actively involved in providing educational programs for the public regarding memory and cognitive disorders.

November 20, 2020


Steven Barger, Ph.D., Invested in Louise G. Hearn Chair in Dementia and Long-Term Care


Steven Barger, Ph.D., a neuroscience and neurological disease researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Nov. 18 in the Louise G. Hearn Chair in Dementia and Long-Term Care. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barger was invested in a brief ceremony broadcast online via Zoom. Attendees wore masks and were socially…

Chancellor Patterson (left) and Dean Westfall (right) present Barger with a commemorative medallion and inscribed chair at the investiture ceremony Nov. 18. Barger, an accomplished neuroscience and neurological disease researcher, joined UAMS in 1996.

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Tendinitis


These programs were first broadcast the week of November 30, 2020.

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November 19, 2020


Thanksgiving And COVID-19


These programs were first broadcast the week of November 23, 2020.

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