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For Hot Springs Woman, Sickle Cell Disease “Didn’t Prevent Me from Doing Anything”

After years of learning how to handle pain crises when they come and developing a routine for care, Cyncere Tidwell says sickle cell disease is just another part of her life. “Other than the pain crises, sickle cell doesn’t bother me,” she said. “I’ve been dealing with it for so long that it’s nothing new…

Cyncere Tidwell

May 26, 2023

College of Nursing Honors Graduates at Hooding and Pinning Ceremony

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing honored its graduates with a hooding and pinning ceremony that welcomed them to the nursing profession. The academic procession took place May 19 at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock on the eve of UAMS’ commencement ceremony. Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean of…

A hood is placed on a graduate's shoulders during the College of Nursing ceremony.


These programs were first broadcast the week of May 29, 2023.


May 25, 2023

UAMS Announces Partnership with Hall STEAM Magnet High School

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Hall STEAM Magnet High School have announced a partnership that will provide Hall students with hands-on learning opportunities and exposure to careers in health care. The collaboration is part of the Academies of Central Arkansas, an education initiative involving Pulaski County’s four public school districts and…

Brian Gittens, vice chancellor of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, speaks during the press conference announcing UAMS' partnership with Hall STEAM Magnet High School.

UAMS Graduate School Celebrates at Brunch

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School held a Commencement Day brunch May 20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. The brunch, attended by faculty, family, staff, and students, preceded UAMS’ commencement later in the day and celebrated the Class of 2023. Graduate School Dean Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D.,…

Dr. Robert McGehee

UAMS Obesity Center Participates in Meeting Focused on Promoting Health Equity in Little Rock

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Center for the Study of Obesity recently hosted a meeting titled “Advancing Health Equity through Little Rock Community Schools” at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Little Rock Community Schools is a collaboration between the City of Little Rock and the Little Rock…

Thomsen speaks

May 24, 2023

UAMS-TRI Training Program Helps Postdocs Develop Entrepreneurial Spirit, Form Competition-Winning Pharmaceutical Startup

Only two years ago, the idea of commercializing their future research discoveries was a novel concept for Julia Tobacyk, Ph.D., and Megan Reed, Ph.D. Today they can say they created a startup company as postdoctoral fellows in the Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) training program, which is the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National…

Megan Reed, Ph.D. (left), and Julia Tobacyk, Ph.D., formed the company Pediatrica Therapeutics.

College of Pharmacy Sees 100% Postgraduate Attainment Rate for 2023

Twenty-one UAMS College of Pharmacy seniors announced their postgraduate residency positions May 11 as their classmates, family and friends looked on and applauded. The college announced that each student who applied for a residency received one, for a perfect 100% rate. Six alumni also matched to second-year positions in their specialty. At the ceremony, held…

Pharmacy Postgraduates 2023

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Names Monique Spillman, M.D., Ph.D., as Gynecologic Oncology Chief

Board-certified gynecologic oncologist Monique Spillman, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She is also co-director of cancer services and a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to…

Doctor in white coat

UAMS Surgeons Implant Innovative Device Developed by I3R Researchers to Restore Sense of Touch after Amputation

LITTLE ROCK — The first Arkansan and only second person in the world has received an innovative prosthetic hand, developed by researchers at the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R), that restores a meaningful sense of touch and grip force following surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The lengthy and…

Erika Petersen, M.D., seated, pauses to look at a monitor as the surgery begins with (l-r) John Bracey, M.D., Brooke Elberson, M.D., Ph.D., Bridgette Vinyard-Hartwick, and Mark Tait, M.D. (photo by Evan Lewis)

May 23, 2023

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