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

UAMS Hires New Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, MD, of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as professor of surgery in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Read more
Rick Barr

Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. Read more
Alan Tackett, PhD

NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will result in new treatments and therapies developed specifically for children.
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UAMS Dedicates Building in Honor of Chancellor Rahn


Rahn is retiring July 31 after serving as chancellor since 2009. The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved the naming at its meeting in May, and members Morril Harriman and Mark Waldrip were present for the dedication event. Students, faculty, staff and UAMS supporters also attended. Read more


Tim Hill

Tim Hill Named Chief Operating Officer for UAMS Health System

Tim Hill, vice chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named chief operating officer for the UAMS Health System. As COO, Hill will serve as a member of the clinical executive leadership team, reporting to Richard Turnage, M.D., senior vice chancellor for clinical programs and CEO of the Medical Center. Read more
Eldon G. Schulz, M.D

UAMS Receives $710,000 to Train Health Professionals to Improve Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor has secured $710,000 in grant funding for the continuation of an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals with the aim of improving services for children with developmental disabilities. Read more
Reg Hamman and Dr. Tharian

Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist.
Josh Martin

Patient’s Dramatic Improvement Highlights New MS Treatment Options

Martin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, when he was a junior in high school. Every MS patient is different, but for Martin, the potentially debilitating disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord was stable at first, but about two years ago, it started having a big impact on his mobility. Read more
Psychiatric Research Institute logo

Big Data Computer Aids UAMS Researchers Exploring Mental Health and Illness

A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently began using a powerful computer system that they hope will aid them in better understanding the mechanisms of mental illness. Read more
Curtis Lowery

Telemedicine’s Future Discussed at Innovation Summit

Nearly 200 Arkansas health care and business professionals gathered June 30 at the 2017 Telehealth Innovation Summit in North Little Rock to discuss the innovations, challenges and future of telemedicine. 
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White Coat ceremony

Speakers Urge PA Students to Remember the True Meaning of White Coat

The 36 members of the physician assistant program’s Class of 2019 were urged to remember the true meaning of the white coat as they donned the jackets for the first time and pledged to care for their patients. Read more
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