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October 16, 2020

Study by UAMS Researchers Finds Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection from Hospital

Amy Widner

Nurse in PPE

People who had recently been in the hospital were 24 times less likely to develop a COVID-19 infection than the general population, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers found in a study that used data from 45 hospitals. The study focused on people who had been in the hospital for conditions not related…


October 13, 2020

Rodney Davis, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Arkansas Urologic Society

Amy Widner

Dr. Davis with award

Rodney Davis, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received the Headstream Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Arkansas Urologic Society. Davis is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques to treat urologic malignancies. He has made innumerable contributions since his…


October 6, 2020

2020 Employee Service Awards — The Honorees

Yavonda Chase

Thank You

Every year, UAMS recognizes employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. This year, UAMS honors 1,220 employees. One employee earns her 50-year pin, while three employees hit the 45-year mark.


UAMS Leaders Present Sunny Picture at September Town Hall

Yavonda Chase

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and other senior leaders presented updates on a variety of topics during the Sept. 30 Town Hall.

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, kicked off his monthly Town Hall meeting Sept. 30 by showing the “Heroes Work Here” video. Produced by the Office of Communications & Marketing for the UA Board of Trustees meeting earlier in the month, the video shares the experiences of employees on the front-line of the battle against COVID-19….


September 30, 2020

UAMS Stroke Care Celebrated by American Heart Association

Spencer Watson

The UAMS Stroke Program care team with the Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus award.

The quality of care for stroke patients at UAMS was recognized today in an online awards celebration hosted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The UAMS Stroke Program was noted for recent accomplishments, including Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus award, and its certification by The Joint Commission as central…


September 29, 2020

UAMS Research Shows Transparent Face Shields Significantly Muffle Sounds

Yavonda Chase

New research by Samuel Atcherson, Ph.D.,shows that transparent masks and face shields muffle sounds more than other masks do.

LITTLE ROCK —New research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) shows that while transparent masks and face shields aid in communication by restoring the visibility of the mouth and the lips, they muffle the sounds made by the speaker more than other masks do.


September 18, 2020

Diverse College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Ashlyn Tedder, left, smiles as a family member of a first-year College of Pharmacy student assists her in putting on her white coat. Tedder is a third-year pharmacy student and the president of the UAMS Chapter of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 donned white coats Sept. 5 in a virtual ceremony that still honored the right of passage signifying a pharmacy student’s transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. This year’s annual White Coat Ceremony, had one of the highest percentages of underrepresented minorities in the college’s history, nearly…


September 14, 2020

UAMS Unveils Drs. Paulette and Jay Mehta Award in Creative Writing

Yavonda Chase

Jawahar “Jay” Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., and Paulette Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., have created the Drs. Paulette and Jay Mehta Award in Creative Writing to encourage creative expression at UAMS.

A belief in creative expression and a desire to encourage it amongst their colleagues is the reason the Mehtas donated $50,000 to UAMS to create the Drs. Paulette and Jay Mehta Award in Creative Writing.


September 9, 2020

State of Diversity Strong at UAMS

Spencer Watson

Brian Gittens, Ed.D., vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, delivers his State of Diversity and Inclusion address, with the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards in the foreground.

The state of diversity at UAMS is strong, said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., in his second annual State of Diversity and Inclusion address, which kicked off September’s Diversity and Inclusion Month across all UAMS campuses on Wednesday. The online address also featured the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Diversity and Inclusion Awards and awards for outstanding volunteers…


September 4, 2020

‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Raises $400,000 for Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Shapiro interviews Rockefeller

Arkansans stepped up to support the fight against cancer when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute sponsored its first-ever televised fundraising event Sept. 2.



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