In the News - February 2016
In the News - February 2016

Bradshaw Sings UAMS Praises After
Knee Replacement

Terry Bradshaw is one satisfied customer. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback praised the excellent care he received at UAMS in December when Lowry Barnes, M.D., performed a total knee replacement on his right knee.

UAMS Appoints Zaller to Direct
Office of Global Health

Nickolas D. Zaller, Ph.D., an internationally known addiction researcher at UAMS and a Fulbright Scholar fluent in Chinese, has been appointed director of the
UAMS Office of Global Health.

13 UAMS Programs Receive Chancellor’s Circle Grants

Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., awarded 13 grants to UAMS programs at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony and reception Feb. 5.

UAMS’ Vander Schilden Honored for 30 Years as Team Doctor for Trojans

UAMS orthopaedics professor Jack Vander Schilden, M.D., was recognized Jan. 30 for his 30 years of service with the Trojan athletic teams at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

Auxiliary’s Compassion Cards
to Help Caregivers

Caregivers of patients in the hospital sometimes could use a little help themselves. So the UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary has begun raising money to provide caregivers in need with a $25 Compassion Card that they can use to buy food on campus while their loved one is hospitalized.

Dallas Couple Finds Support, Healing at Myeloma Institute

When Rodney and Cortina Orr traveled from their home in Dallas to UAMS in July 2014, they were seeking a second opinion about treatment options for Cortina Orr, who had just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Blue and You Foundation Gives to March of Dimes for NICU Family Support Program

Families of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at UAMS Medical Center will benefit from a $20,000 grant received today for its Family Support Program.

Little Rock Mom Thankful for
Beating Colon Cancer

Alice Rogers knew something was wrong. What started with abdominal cramps in March 2015 had progressed to severe pain by July.

Disease Registry Crucial in Diagnosing Baby’s Rare Disorder

Diagnosing rare diseases requires matching patient symptoms to descriptions of similar cases. Treating them often requires connecting with physicians in other states and countries.

Cancer Program Focuses on State’s Cancer Disparity Rates

Joseph Su, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., As co-directors of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (CPPS) program in UAMS’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, are working to solve the problem of cancer disparity in Arkansas.
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