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

Baptist Health and UAMS Announce Alliance

UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., left, and Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells at UAMS.
Baptist Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have announced a statement of strategic intent,  which reflects the two health care organizations’ commitment to offer a wider range of educational opportunities and deliver clinical care more efficiently. Read more

Higher Learning Commission Reaccredits UAMS for 10 Years

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been reaccredited for another 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is the regional accrediting body for higher education institutions. Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission is important to UAMS for many reasons. 
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Barnes Honors Mentor, Nurse with 75,000 in Scholarships

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., has made a distinguished career as an orthopaedic surgeon with the support of a kindly mentor and a dedicated nurse. Now, he’s paying it forward: spreading $75,000 across two scholarships, each honoring their contributions.
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UAMS Scientists Believe Enzyme Could Help Avoid Transplant Rejection

The team uncovered a new role for an enzyme, DNA-dependent protein kinase, or DNA-PKcs, central to many immune system processes, most notably the production of IL-2 which regulates white blood cell activity. 
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Pediatric Cancer Survivors Treated to a Day at the Zoo
Five-year-old Lilly Johnson may dream of going to Madagascar, but on a recent sunny Saturday she was happy to enjoy some wild animals a little closer to home.

Breast Imaging Center’s Same-Day Results Eases Patient Concerns

Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., is chief of Breast Imaging at UAMS. She says the UAMS Breast Center is a one-stop shop with highly trained professionals at every helm. Today breast imaging is more than a mammogram. 
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Myeloma Institute Hosts Patient Power Event on Rare Blood Diseases

UAMS Myeloma Institute patients, caregivers and health professionals gathered Sept. 9 at UAMS for Patient Power, a free event offering information about myeloma and other blood-related diseases and the significance of genetic profiling, imaging and getting involved with developing research.
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Precancerous Lesion on Pancreas Removed Without Surgery

Ermer “E.O.” Huddleston, 80, wasn’t expecting anything abnormal when he went to his Conway gastroenterologist for an endoscopy, where a tube with a camera and light is inserted in the throat to look at the digestive tract. 
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Center Helps Secure More than $100 Million in Research Funding

A nationally funded research center that was created to help UAMS grow its research enterprise has helped UAMS researchers successfully compete for grants totaling more than $100 million in just 13 years.
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Individuals Honored for Diversity Efforts

Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony.
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