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

Brother-to-Brother Kidney Transplants
Run in Family

For Jeff Johnson, the decision to give his older brother, James, a kidney was a no-brainer. It was a decision the 48-year-old had made 31 years earlier when their father underwent a kidney transplant at UAMS with an organ donated by one of his brothers.

UAMS Student Pharmacists
Named Best in the Nation

UAMS College of Pharmacy students proved themselves to be doubly good this year by earning recognition for the second year in a row as the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists National Chapter of the Year.

New Report Finds One in 83 Central Arkansas Children Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

One in 83 central Arkansas children were identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to a new report by the Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program of UAMS.

Myeloma Awareness Takes
Center Stage at Showcase

Local performers volunteered their time to entertain Myeloma Institute patients and staff March 30 during the F7 Myeloma Awareness Showcase. The showcase was planned by F7, UAMS’ inpatient bone marrow transplant unit.

Former NICU Patients Return to
UAMS for Day of Fun

Scores of former patients of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and their families returned to the UAMS Medical Center for the 5th Annual NICU Reunion April 9.

Nicholas Named Inaugural Chair
in Orthopaedic Oncology

On the day reserved for his highest individual academic honor, Richard W. Nicholas, M.D., stressed the importance of teamwork.

Jansen Invested in Blue Cross
Chair for Primary Care

Mark T. Jansen, M.D., of UAMS, was invested April 4 as the inaugural recipient of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, George K. Mitchell, M.D., Endowed Chair in Primary Care.

Cancer Institute Auxiliary Honors Chancellor Dan Rahn

Friends of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute gathered April 5 to recognize Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., as the 2016 Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s Distinguished Honoree.

Now Cancer-Free, Nurse Regrets Skipping Colonoscopy

Seaberg, 58, is an R.N. in the Quality Management department at UAMS. She has worked as a nurse for 35 years. Seaberg had a clean bill of health and is generally very good about taking preventive health measures.

Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., Chairs Heart Association Statement

More research, superior diagnostic equipment and exceptional recognition of symptoms is needed to better identify and treat women with ischemic heart disease (IHD).

Researchers Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections With Nanodrug

A research team led by UAMS microbiologist Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., and UAMS chemist Jingyi Chen, Ph.D., has developed an alternative therapeutic approach to fighting antibiotic-resistant infections.

Food Recycling Project Creates Ecological Option for Unused Food

Unused food and food waste from the UAMS cafeteria is no longer destined for the landfill thanks to a food recycling program that creates an eco-friendly alternative.
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