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

Top Marshallese Physician Joining
UAMS’ Northwest Campus

Sheldon Riklon, M.D., one of only two Marshallese physicians in the world who was trained in the United States, is joining the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Aug. 1. Riklon will serve as an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and as the inaugural holder of a Distinguished Professorship for Health Disparities. He will be based at UAMS’ northwest Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

New Device Provides Wider,
High-Resolution Image of Retina

Tonya Hooks had never experienced any sort of trouble with her eye sight, so when she noticed spots that were not going away, she was concerned. Diagnosed with lupus, she was warned by her doctor that some of the long-term effects of the disease could impact her sight.

Screening Catches Carotid
Artery Blockage in Time

“I was a stroke waiting to happen.” That is how Robert “Bob” Tunaitis of Maumelle describes his health when he went in last year for a free peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening offered by UAMS.

NIH Funds UAMS Study of
Depression Program in Delta

UAMS, in partnership with faith leaders in the Delta, will use a national grant to study a new way of addressing depression among rural African-Americans. A research team and its partner churches will test the effectiveness of a depression education and treatment program.

Benton Woman Finds
Relief from Knee Pain

Peggy Kinkaid, of Benton, was willing to give surgery one more chance. The retired Junior High secretary was in constant pain after she had knee replacement surgery on her right leg. That’s not the way she felt after her left knee was replaced. “I knew something was wrong,” she said.

UAMS First Arkansas Hospital Certified Gold for Infant Safe Sleep Practice

UAMS is the first hospital in Arkansas to receive the gold certification from Cribs for Kids for its commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), through best safety practices, community outreach and education.

Substance Abuse Researchers
Seek Collaboration

A national epidemic of drug overdoses was plenty of incentive for UAMS and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) substance abuse researchers to come together at UAMS.

Showcase Features Research
Using Natural Products

Ten projects highlighting the use of natural products in medical research were on display June 1 at the latest Showcase of Medical Discoveries wine-and-cheese reception hosted by the UAMS College of Medicine and vice chancellor of research.

USDA Gives $1.6 Million to Improve Health in Arkansas Delta

The USDA awarded $1.6 million to two institutions to improve health in the Arkansas Delta through on-site simulation training for rural providers. At a news conference at UAMS, Vernita Dore, USDA deputy under secretary of Rural Development, announced the funding.
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