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

Carolers Bring Joyous Songs, Smiles to UAMS

The hallways and offices at UAMS swelled with laughter, happiness and a festive spirit December 15 as a troupe of UAMS Head Start preschoolers sang holiday songs for all to hear.

UAMS Part of International
Myeloma Genome Project

UAMS is collaborating with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Celgene Corp. to compile the largest set of high-quality genetic data related to myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the blood.

UAMS, Arkansas Department of Education Partner to Implement $1.2 Million Grant for School Telemedicine

UAMS and the Arkansas Department of Education are partnering to implement a $1.2 million pilot program that will provide telemedicine to students, educators and families in rural Arkansas communities.

Soles4Souls Puts Gratitude
in Hearts of Volunteers

There is a simple reason volunteers return year after year to give away free medical foot care and shoes to the homeless during the Soles4Souls event at River City Ministry in North Little Rock. “I think it makes people feel good,” said Ruth Thomas, M.D..

Wei Honored as Distinguished
Faculty Scholar

If someone piled all the research journals, research reports and documents resulting from or associated with the professional life of Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., then it might have been as high as the Pauly Auditorium stage on which she stood Nov. 9.

Gentry Invested in Inaugural Carmelita S. Pablo, M.D. Endowed Chair

W. Brooks Gentry, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the UAMS College of Medicine, was invested Dec. 6 as the inaugural holder of the Carmelita S. Pablo, M.D., Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology.

New UAMS West Building
Combines Local Ideas, Builders

Construction crews, most of them from western Arkansas, are wielding tools to take the ideas gathered from local patients, health care providers and design experts and shape them into the new UAMS West clinic building in Fort Smith they imagined.

Professors Publish Project with 3-D Microscope in Nature Photonics

A project to develop a new type of microscope with unprecedented speed and resolution has revealed previously unseen parts of human cells, as highlighted in a Nature Photonics article co-authored by two researchers in the College of Medicine at UAMS.

UAMS Showers Local Veterans
with Care Packages

UAMS delivered 375 care packages to local veterans Nov. 10 and 11 to thank them for their service and celebrate Veterans Day. That’s just one of the ways UAMS faculty, staff and students honored those who have served the country.

Larry Johnson, Megan Davis
Awarded for Medical Ethics

Larry G. Johnson, M.D., and Megan R. Davis, M.D., have received the 2016 Chris Hackler Awards for Excellence in Medical Ethics. Both work in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Liberian Travels to Arkansas
to Thank Surgeon

Like most UAMS physicians, colorectal surgeon Jonathan Laryea, M.D., feels the responsibility to give back to the community. Unlike most UAMS physicians, his community includes the West African nation of Ghana where he grew up.

UAMS’ van Rhee Receives Award
for Castleman Disease

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Castleman Disease Warrior Award for Best Physician of the Year Nov. 4 by the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) at its third annual Patients & Loved Ones Summit in Philadelphia.
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