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

Cowan Invested in Linda C. Hodges Dean’s Chair

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D. R.N., dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, was invested Aug. 4 in the Linda C. Hodges Dean’s Chair. Cowan succeeds Lorraine Frazier, who left UAMS last year, as both the chair and dean.

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

An artificial cornea procedure, only offered in Arkansas at UAMS’ Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has allowed Jessica Ferguson to see again.

Autism Event Celebrates Advances in Research, Outreach

So many great things are happening with autism research and community engagement that it’s hard to fit it all into one event. “We would need twice, thrice the size of this room if we included everything that we are doing in autism research,” said Maya Lopez, M.D., UAMS associate professor.

College of Medicine Class of
2020 Dons White Coats

The freshmen in the College of Medicine’s class of 2020 donned white coats in a ceremony symbolizing the start of their journey toward becoming physicians. Before a crowd of family and friends, the students first recited the medical student oath and signed their names to the oath book, then crossed the stage and put on their first white coat.

Walmart Foundation to Fund Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program, a partnership of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Mercy Health System Northwest Arkansas in Rogers and the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

Hill at UAMS to See Trauma
Care Operations

As U.S. Rep. French Hill walked into the UAMS Medical Center’s Emergency Department, a trauma patient arrived on a gurney. Secured to the gurney and bandaged, the patient was wheeled into an examination room. Hill was there to witness firsthand the operation of the state’s only Level 1 trauma center.

Griffin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

UAMS researcher Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association at its International Conference in Toronto. Griffin has made groundbreaking contributions in the study of Alzheimer’s disease. She is the director of research at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Researcher to Lead New Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention

UAMS researchers at a new National Institutes of Health-funded center will be working hard to shrink a number — the 39 percent of the state’s children who are overweight or obese.

Boozman at UAMS to Support Radiologist Assistants

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday at UAMS that legislation he is sponsoring in Congress would increase patient access to care by allowing radiologist assistants to be reimbursed for certain procedures traditionally performed by radiologists.

Walmart Foundation Awards $56,000
to UAMS for Diversity Programs

The Walmart Foundation has given $56,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for its Center for Diversity Affairs Programs. The summer enrichment programs encourage students throughout the state to consider careers in health care.
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