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September 21, 2020

Retired UAMS HR Chief Shares Myeloma Journey through Blog

Linda Haymes

“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.

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…


November 12, 2019

Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather.

Drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49,was diagnosed with myeloma in June 2016. Just a little more than a year later, he was back on track, literally. Macy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, owns Horsepower Connection, an automotive customization shop that specializes in electronic fuel injection programming and conversions of older domestic cars and…


September 9, 2019

Psychiatrists Gokarakonda, Reeves Join UAMS Child Study Center

Linda Haymes

  LITTLE ROCK — Psychiatrists Srinivasa Gokarakonda, M.D., and Molly Reeves, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and see patients in the outpatient Child Study Center. The Child Study Center provides consultation, assessment and management for children with psychiatric conditions such as trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior problems and psychosis….


Psychiatrists Victoria Flynn, Amy Grooms Join UAMS

Linda Haymes

  LITTLE ROCK — Psychiatrists Victoria Flynn, M.D., and Amy Grooms, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and see patients in the Walker Family Clinic in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute. The Walker Family Clinic provides outpatient mental health services to adults, ages 18 and up. Flynn also sees patients…


September 4, 2019

AAMC Chooses UAMS’ Jennifer Hunt, M.D., as 2019 Emerging Leader

Linda Haymes

Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been chosen to receive the 2019 Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Women in Medicine and Science…


May 6, 2019

Florida-based Friendship Transcends, Through Sickness and Health

Linda Haymes

Myeloma Center patient Gail Naimo of Port St. Lucie, Fla., (right) encouraged fellow myeloma patient Sergio Pinango and his wife Blanca Nieto (left) to seek treatment at UAMS. He did and today is in remission with no evidence of the disease.

A Facebook friendship that formed over an illness in common proved lifesaving for a Florida man who found what he needed at the UAMS Myeloma Center. Myeloma Center patient Gail Naimo of Port St. Lucie, Fla. met fellow Floridians Sergio Pinango, 56, and his wife, Blanca Nieto, 50, on a myeloma Facebook page five years…


October 30, 2018

UAMS Myeloma Center Team Rides for Research

Linda Haymes

Volunteer Blake Pond with the Myeloma Center shares water and Gatorade with riders at the center's aid station in Burns Park during the 2018 Ride for Research on Sept. 29.

Oct. 30, 2018 | For the second year in a row, a team of cyclists organized by the UAMS Myeloma Center, including patients, relatives, friends, supporters and at least 24 UAMS employees, rode in the second annual event Ride for Research on Sept. 29 to raise awareness of and more than $30,000 for research of…


April 18, 2018

Long-Term Myeloma Survivor Uses Photos, Humor to Inspire

Ashley McNatt

Kathy Kupka produced humorous greeting cards to help her as she fought myeloma.

April 18, 2018 | In April 2001, I was photographing a young boy in my home studio and decided to bring my cockapoo, Buddie, to the photo session to make the boy laugh. When I bent over to pick up my little dog, I broke my collarbone. My doctor told me I had Multiple Myeloma……


April 5, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Ashley McNatt

Brian Reemtsen, M.D., (center) was invested April 4 in the Arkansas Log a Load for Kids Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. With him (from left) are Jay Deshpande, M.D.; Phillip Jett; Arkansas Children’s President and CEO Marcy Doderer; UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner; Frederick Bentley, M.D.; and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D.

April 5, 2018 | Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D., as the recipient and steward of the Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery on April 4. Establishing endowed chairs provides Arkansas Children’s and…


November 30, 2017

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Susan Van Dusen

Nov. 30, 2017 – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., F.A.C.S., was invested Nov. 29 as recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. The endowed chair is the result of…



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