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

First Time in US: Virus Used to Attack Brain Tumor

Beth Rogers might have been the first person in the United States to undergo an experimental treatment that included the injection of a virus into her brain tumor – but the Hazen resident said she had no fear.

College of Nursing to Offer
Bachelor’s to Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree Program

The UAMS College of Nursing will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program, beginning in fall 2017.

Patient Searches Nation, Finds Best Cancer Care at UAMS

When Don Marshall, 58, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he wanted to make sure he received the best possible care. He was considering traveling to California for treatment until he realized there was a state-of-the-art facility in his own backyard.

Center for Health Literacy
Featured by AAMC

Patients’ health literacy, the ability to understand health information, greatly affects their well-being. The topic is gaining attention, and recently the UAMS Center for Health Literacy helped get the word out through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) news website.

Arkansas Higher Education Board Approves Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board today approved a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program to be jointly operated by UAMS and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UA).

UAMS First in State to Implement Infant Footprint Scan

UAMS is the first hospital in Arkansas to implement a program that will give new parents a keepsake of their child’s birth and an assurance of the newborn’s safety.

Reynolds Institute Celebrates
Family Caregivers

Two guest speakers from out of state recently found something at UAMS they wanted to take back with them more than any souvenir: the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program.

UAMS’ James McDonald, M.D., Named Chair of Department of Radiology

James E. McDonald, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at UAMS. McDonald has served as interim chair of the department since May 2014, and has been the director of the department’s Division of Nuclear Medicine since 2010.

Manolagas Receives Middleton
Award for VA Research

Stavros Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the 2016 recipient of the Veterans Administration Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service’s highest honor, the William S. Middleton Award.

Mhyre Named to Inaugural Thompson Professorship in Anesthesiology

Jill M. Mhyre, M.D., an authority on obstetric anesthesiology at UAMS, was invested Nov. 1 as the inaugural recipient of the Dola S. Thompson, M.D., Professorship in Anesthesiology.

Arkansas Life Sciences Summit Supplies Insight, Connections for Entrepreneurs

To bring life to a state’s life sciences sector, working together is key, and the Arkansas Life Sciences Summit keynote speaker Patrick Plues could see that spirit in abundance as he looked at his audience.

UAMS’ Peter Emanuel, M.D., Appointed to Association of American Cancer Institutes Board of Directors

Peter Emanuel, M.D., director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI).
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