The latest news from across UAMS.
The latest news from across UAMS.

UAMS Welcomes New Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA

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Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, a renowned cardiologist and health care administrator, began June 1st as chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the state’s only health sciences university. 
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Watch - Chancellor Patterson's Town Hall on 6/13/18

Town Hall Video

Susan Long, Ed.D., Named Dean of the UAMS College of Health Professions

Longtime educator and administrator Susan Long, Ed.D., has been named dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Long, a UAMS faculty member since 1992, had been serving as interim dean since the retirement of Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., on Dec. 31, 2017. She has also been associate dean for academic affairs since 2012, which she continued while serving as interim dean.
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Laura Hutchins, M.D., Appointed Interim Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Laura Hutchins, M.D., a hematologist oncologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who has devoted her medical practice and research to fight breast cancer, melanoma and brain cancer, has been appointed interim director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute effective immediately.
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Interim Chancellor Gardner’s Leadership Recognized by UA Board

For “honorably and steadfastly” leading UAMS “during a most challenging period,” UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., was recognized May 24 with a resolution by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.
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Katie Brown, O.D., Chosen Young Optometrist of the Year
Katie Brown, O.D., an optometric physician at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, is the Arkansas Optometric Association’s 2018 Young Optometrist of the Year award recipient.
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Conference Highlights: A Decade of Telemedicine Achievements, Past, Present and Future

About 290 health care professionals gathered in Hot Springs for the annual Telestroke Conference held May 22-24, as the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) celebrated its 10th anniversary.
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Students Given Close-Up of Opioids Treatment, Research

As 19 Arkansas undergraduate students listened quietly, the 20-year-old opioid addict, sitting a few feet away, talked with a UAMS psychiatrist and then a UAMS psychologist about her failed attempts to quit using.
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Clinical Trials Day Punctuated by Success Stories

In May 2006, Harold “Hap” Peterson was advised to get his affairs in order by UAMS cancer specialist Laura Hutchins, M.D. He had late-stage melanoma, a type of skin cancer, with tumors spreading throughout his body.
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Ph.D. Candidate Bolden Wins Prestigious SREB Fellowship

Ever since Ph.D. candidate Chris Bolden can remember, he’s been fascinated by how small changes can have big impacts in the biological world.Today, he studies how he can harness for positive purposes one of the basic functions of viruses, using them to deliver antibodies into cells that work against methamphetamine addiction.
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