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October 16, 2020

Get Healthy UAMS Presents First Virtual Health Fair

Yavonda Chase

Margaret Pauly, a registered dietitian, joins Mande Corbett from Stocked and Reddie to demonstrate how to prepare Cuban black beans.

More than 400 Team UAMS members tuned in Oct. 13 for the first Virtual Health Fair, sponsored by Get Healthy UAMS.


October 15, 2020

Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Ashley McNatt

2020 CCPC

Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to…


October 12, 2020

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., Invested in John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology

Spencer Watson

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D.

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned eye inflammation and retinal specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has been invested with the John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology. Sallam is director of the uveitis service, associate professor of ophthalmology, and director of the ophthalmology residency…


October 7, 2020

October MVP — Shaun Jenkins

Yavonda Chase

Shaun Jenkins is the October MVP of the Month. Congratulations, Shaun!

Congratulations to Shaun Jenkins, our October MVP of the Month!


October 6, 2020

Jones Eye Videos Teach while Sharing Learning

Spencer Watson

Riley Sanders, M.D.

Making, watching and posting videos on the internet may sound like the farthest thing from work. But for Riley Sanders, M.D., a vitreoretinal surgery fellow at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, making internet videos is helping advance the field of ophthalmology. Sanders has recently had almost a dozen videos he has made…


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…


September 18, 2020

Pharmacy Senior from Bahamas Finds Family at UAMS

Amy Widner

Byron Johnson at the podium

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…


September 17, 2020

Therapy Dogs Help Employees De-Stress

Yavonda Chase

Kewanna Gibbons scratches Lucy's belly during pet therapy Sept. 9.

Some very special four-legged volunteers are doing their part to relieve stress and boost morale among UAMS employees.

On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, several canine members of the Special Pets Offering Therapy (SPOT) team trot to the UAMS Medical Center Lobby Gallery where they sit, lie down and roll over for employees who just need a short break from the day.


September 15, 2020

UAMS Project SEARCH Interns Graduate, Overcome Unexpected Challenges

Ben Boulden

Graduates from the Project Search Class of 2020 at UAMS are, right, Tyler Barrett, Dutch Leger, Vanessa Provence, Heather Keister, Jaden Jackson, Madai Lopez Robles, Nathan Burroughs, and Hunter Hatchett. Graduates Jeremy Acord, Alec Layland, Stephan Rauhofer, and Myia Walker were unable to be in the photo.

It wasn’t how they planned, but graduation for the 12 interns in the 2020 UAMS Project SEARCH program was still about celebrating achievement. Team UAMS members Sept. 10 gave recorded video testimonials and logged in to a live streaming video to celebrate the graduating interns. Project SEARCH is a job-training program that helps young adults…


September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Course for Medical Students Published for International Audience

Amy Widner

Zoom shot of researchers and teachers

Imagine teaching a class while using a new technology and the details of the lesson keep changing right up until the last second – all while student and teacher alike are experiencing massive disruptions in their personal lives. The professors at UAMS tasked with teaching the online COVID-19 course for the year three and year…



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