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

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn
Announces Retirement

Dan W. Rahn, M.D., chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) since 2009, announced that he plans to retire effective July 31, 2017.

Pat Walker Memorial Video Avaialble

A video memorial to Pat Walker, a lifelong UAMS supporter, is available online. In her lifetime, Pat and her husband Willard Walker, contributed over $50 million to UAMS programs. Her kindness and generosity helped improve life for countless Arkansans. 

Kohler to Retire as Vice Chancellor
of UAMS’ Northwest Campus

Peter Kohler, M.D., is retiring as vice chancellor of the UAMS northwest Arkansas campus, effective Dec. 31. He will continue part time, seeing patients and conducting research. In an organizational change, Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., will lead the campus and other UAMS programs in the region.

Delta Dental Gives $150,000 for UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation presented a $150,000 check Aug. 31 to the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center to support dental care and encourage dental education and residency at UAMS.

Martin Hauer-Jensen Invested in
J. Thomas May Chair in Oncology

The family of the late William E. “Bill” Clark has given $300,000 to establish a distinguished endowed chair in honor of J. Thomas May in which world-renowned radiation effects expert Martin Hauer-Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., was invested Aug. 29 at UAMS.

Researchers David Ussery,
Hong-yu Li Named ARA Scholars

UAMS biomedical informatics researcher David Ussery, Ph.D., and UAMS cancer treatment researcher Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., were named Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Scholars at a news conference at the State Capitol.

College of Pharmacy Class
of 2020 Dons White Coats

By the time the UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2020 graduates, medical knowledge will be doubling every 73 days, keynote speaker Jonell Hudson, Pharm. D., said Aug. 26 at the college’s White Coat Ceremony.

Bank of America Gives $24,500
for Diversity Programs

Bank of America continued its stalwart support for UAMS with a $24,500 corporate foundation gift given to the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs at an August 23 presentation.

Nine Siblings Contribute to
Fetal Development Research

While Asa Kearby was still in the womb he was contributing to scientific understanding of fetal development – just like his eight brothers and sisters before him.

2016 Alumni Weekend
Reunites Classmates, Friends

Although he’d traveled from Anchorage, Alaska, to Little Rock for the weekend, Tim Coalwell, M.D., felt a little guilty about winning a prize for the longest drive. “That’s because I didn’t drive,” quipped Coalwell, a 1991 UAMS College of Medicine graduate.

ROC Star Event Hits Homerun
for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

For many people, a night at the ballpark is an ordinary summer outing. But for young people with cancer, a simple ballgame can become a lifelong memory. Creating those memories is the idea behind the ROC Star program.
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