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

Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed
Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

Opiod researcher
The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers.  
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Lee Archer

Lee Archer, M.D., Named Chair of the Department of Neurology

Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine at UAMS, effective Aug. 1.
Archer, who has led the department on an interim basis since July 2016, has served on the UAMS faculty for more than 30 years, providing world-class care for Arkansans with multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Possible Treatment for Radiation Injury

UAMS research scientists recently was awarded a $2.97 million, five-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to investigate a possible treatment for the long-term health effects from injury caused by exposure to high levels of radiation. Read more

MRI and researchers

Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Study Regulation of Emotion

A team of UAMS research scientists recently received a $422,610 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms of control of emotional responses of men and women using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
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Primary caregiver with patient

UAMS One of Eight Selected Nationally for Home-Based Primary Care Education Program

UAMS recently was chosen by the Home-Centered Care Institute as one of eight Centers of Excellence for its Home-Based Primary Care program, a first-of-its-kind program designed to make high-quality, home-based primary care a more common practice across the United States.
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UAMS chosen most wired in 2017

UAMS Named ‘Most Wired’ Hospital for 2017

UAMS Medical Center recently won the Most Wired Award for the third year in a row from the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum Inc.
The hospital, part of UAMS, has won the distinction ten times. UAMS is one of only four hospitals in Arkansas to earn the honor for 2017. 
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Go Gray in May 5K founder Julie Papini Session (center) is pictured on race day with her children (from left) Jake, Alex, John and Katie Session.

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve.
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(Left to right) Family members Melinda Godsey, Kelly Cameron and Anita Meek have all tested positive for the CDH1 gene mutation

Family with Rare Cancer Syndrome Finds Hope at UAMS

It was a normal day visiting her family in Little Rock when Melinda Godsey started to feel sick. “I thought I had a stomach virus,” she said. Not wanting to infect her grandchildren, she got up the next morning and started the drive back to her home in El Dorado. 
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Mehta Husband-Wife Team Give $50,000 to Create Internal Medicine Lectureship

Mehta Husband-Wife Team Give $50,000 to Create Internal Medicine Lectureship

The husband-and-wife physician team of Jawahar L. “Jay” Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., and Paulette Mehta, M.D., have done much to drive the mission of UAMS through cutting-edge research and outstanding patient care.
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Office of Continuing Education

Office of Continuing Education Awarded Joint Accreditation

UAMS recently became the first and only Arkansas organization accredited to offer medicine, nursing and pharmacy continuing education through a single, unified application process, fee structure and set of accreditation standards.
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