UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences UAMS is Arkansas's only academic medical center. To request an appointment, call the UAMS Appointment Center at 501-686-8000. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of the region's major academic health centers, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, with outreach programs operating in every county and 8 regional campuses in the state.
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In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges and a graduate school, eight Area Health Education Centers, and seven institutes of excellence. In 2009, UAMS Medical Center completed a 540,000 square-foot expansion, which gives our teaching hospital a total of 434 beds — including 330 adult beds, 30 adult psychiatric beds, 10 pediatric psychiatric beds and 64 bassinets. We have a new emergency department, clinical lab and radiology department along with room to expand other services.

Mission: The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by - Education of current and future health professionals and the public - Providing high quality, innovative health care and also providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings - Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.

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ICYMI - Congratulations, Dr. Davis! 🎉👏 Davis is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques to...
11/09/2020
Rodney Davis, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Arkansas Urologic Society

ICYMI - Congratulations, Dr. Davis! 🎉👏 Davis is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques to treat urologic malignancies. He also holds the Robert Woods Bass Chair in Genitourinary Oncology here at UAMS. UAMS - Urology Department

Rodney Davis, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received the Headstream Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Arkansas Urologic Society.

The US Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access...
11/09/2020
USDA Awards Grants for Backyard Gardens and Adapting to Climate Change

The US Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access to local foods for low-income communities of color in central Arkansas. The grant will also fund education programs & initiatives to promote urban agriculture, & will be evaluated by the UAMS Office of Community-Based Public Health.

A UAMS-community partnership has garnered two grants for community and backyard gardens and energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access to local foods for low-income communities of color in cen...

🚨HealthTalk | Ep. 32🚨Dr. Konstantinos Arnaoutakis shares who should be screened for lung cancer, symptoms of lung cancer...
11/09/2020

🚨HealthTalk | Ep. 32🚨

Dr. Konstantinos Arnaoutakis shares who should be screened for lung cancer, symptoms of lung cancer, & who is at risk.

Listen 🎧▶️: https://bit.ly/2U6M0a1

As Arkansas’ only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center, UAMS provides Arkansans with access to the most advanced trauma care. Joi...
11/07/2020

As Arkansas’ only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center, UAMS provides Arkansans with access to the most advanced trauma care. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the health and well-being of our community as our next Curriculum Development Specialist for OR/Periop. https://bit.ly/3laiTyL #Nursing

Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10 in the Philander Smith College Library parking...
11/07/2020

Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10 in the Philander Smith College Library parking lot, 900 Daisy Bates Drive in Little Rock. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. https://bit.ly/3mWGe7q

Are you a breast cancer survivor between the ages of 18 and 45? If so, and you’ve completed treatment in the last five y...
11/06/2020
Young Women Needed for Breast Cancer Research | UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Are you a breast cancer survivor between the ages of 18 and 45? If so, and you’ve completed treatment in the last five years, we’d love to hear your feedback about cancer educational materials. Your input is valuable and we’d love to hear what you had to say! This study consists of two major parts – online surveys and online focus groups. Once you complete those, you’re eligible for a $50 Wal-mart gift card as a thank you for your time! We’re really looking forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Burnett is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide & the first in the United States at the cutting edge of a new...
11/06/2020
Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Dr. Burnett is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide & the first in the United States at the cutting edge of a new scarless & almost painless technique for hysterectomy. The method is called Total Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (V-NOTES) hysterectomy.

“I just love spending time out there. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’ve had a hysterectomy. Part of me is gone, but I cannot tell.”

"It is a challenge. People are making choices if you're going to be a healthcare worker or a nurse," said UAMS Chief Nur...
11/06/2020
UAMS seeing need for more healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

"It is a challenge. People are making choices if you're going to be a healthcare worker or a nurse," said UAMS Chief Nursing Officer Trenda Ray. Ray says applicants are now asking what units they will be working in & if that includes COVID-19 patients.

As COVID-19 numbers go up, the concern over whether the state can care for sick Arkansans also goes up.

People who had recently been in the hospital were 24 times less likely to develop a COVID-19 infection than the general ...
11/06/2020
Study by UAMS Researchers Finds Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection from Hospital

People who had recently been in the hospital were 24 times less likely to develop a COVID-19 infection than the general population, our researchers found in a study that used data from 45 hospitals. #covid19ark

People who had recently been in the hospital were 24 times less likely to develop a COVID-19 infection than the general population, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers found in a study that used data from 45 hospitals.

The research, conducted by the UAMS College of Nursing, in cooperation with West Tennessee Healthcare & the support of t...
11/05/2020
UAMS Researcher Awarded $500,000 to Study Quality of Digital Care - UAMS News

The research, conducted by the UAMS College of Nursing, in cooperation with West Tennessee Healthcare & the support of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, will survey 1,000 heart failure patients to determine quality of care & patient satisfaction with digital visits in the past year.

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $500,000 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the quality of digital health visits for older patients. The funding is a supplemental award to a $4 million study funded last year to...

Dr. Erika Petersen specializes in implanting devices into the body that interact with the nervous system to address issu...
11/05/2020
UAMS Neurosurgeon Erika Petersen Granted Patent for Device To Treat Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Dr. Erika Petersen specializes in implanting devices into the body that interact with the nervous system to address issues like chronic pain or movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. It’s a growing area of neurosurgery that can have a dramatic impact on patient quality of life. UAMS Neurosurgery

Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been granted a patent for a nerve stimulator specifically designed to treat chronic pain and migraines in hard-to-treat areas like the head and face.

When Debby Linton Ferguson was diagnosed in her 30's with an aggressive form of breast cancer, her mother was right by h...
11/05/2020
Mother, Daughter Support Each Other Through Breast Cancer Diagnoses - UAMS News

When Debby Linton Ferguson was diagnosed in her 30's with an aggressive form of breast cancer, her mother was right by her side. Little did they know that seven years later, both would proclaim themselves breast cancer survivors.

When Debby Linton Ferguson was diagnosed in her 30s with an aggressive form of breast cancer, her mother was right by her side. Little did they know that seven years later, both would proclaim themselves breast cancer survivors.

The new Digital Health HIV Prevention Program will provide preventive medications for patients who are at high risk for ...
11/04/2020
UAMS HealthNow Offers New Digital Health Program for Prevention of HIV Infections - UAMS News

The new Digital Health HIV Prevention Program will provide preventive medications for patients who are at high risk for HIV, who have normal kidney function & who can keep to a daily medication plan with quarterly follow-up.

LITTLE ROCK — Through UAMS HealthNow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is providing screening, monitoring and medication prescribing services to patients to prevent HIV infection. Non-HIV positive patients who engage in high-risk behaviors and adhere to the use of anti-retrov...

In every cell of the body; How much do you need?; Good to go lean & more. Here's this week's "Here's to Your Health."
11/04/2020
Protein - UAMS News

In every cell of the body; How much do you need?; Good to go lean & more. Here's this week's "Here's to Your Health."

These programs were first broadcast the week of October 12, 2020.

Congratulations, Dr. Weber! She succeeds Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., RN, who retired this year but continues as a professor e...
11/04/2020
Judith Weber, Ph.D., Named Associate Dean for Research in UAMS College of Nursing - UAMS News

Congratulations, Dr. Weber! She succeeds Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., RN, who retired this year but continues as a professor emerita conducting research within the college. UAMS College of Nursing

Judith Weber, Ph.D., director of the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and a professor in the UAMS colleges of Medicine and Public Health, has been named associate dean for research in the College of Nursing effective Nov. 1. She succeeds Jean...

Reeves is a lifelong resident of Phillips County where she has chosen to practice. She has served the population of the ...
11/03/2020
Lauren Reeves, M.S.N., Joins UAMS Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena - UAMS News

Reeves is a lifelong resident of Phillips County where she has chosen to practice. She has served the population of the rural delta as a registered nurse for nine years. She has experience in various health care settings, including hospital nursing, case management services and outpatient care in a hemodialysis clinic.

LITTLE ROCK —Lauren Reeves, M.S.N., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena where she sees patients as a nurse practitioner Reeves is a lifelong resident of Phillips County where she has chosen to practice. She has served the po...

The foods older adults eat can be just as, or even more, vital to their heart health as the cardiovascular medications t...
11/03/2020
21st Geriatrics Update Focuses on ‘Living Long, Living Strong’ - UAMS News

The foods older adults eat can be just as, or even more, vital to their heart health as the cardiovascular medications they take and the surgeries and procedures they may undergo.

The foods older adults eat can be just as, or even more, vital to their heart health as the cardiovascular medications they take and the surgeries and procedures they may undergo. That’s the message keynote speaker, Joel Kahn, M.D., gave at the 21st annual Geriatrics Update and Long-term Care Conf...

The UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center is looking for adolescent subjects to take part in a research study. Subjects wil...
11/02/2020
UAMS looking for adolescents for brain research

The UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center is looking for adolescent subjects to take part in a research study. Subjects will be compensated for their time and travel.

UAMS looking for adolescents for a brain research study. The UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is conducting a brain imaging study to understand how the brain enables prospection and future-oriented thinking, and understand how psychiatric illnesses like addiction disrupt the ability to thin...

The students in Geriatric Buddy will use live video chat software like Zoom & Facetime to pair up with older adults, esp...
11/02/2020
‘Geriatric Buddy’ Program Hopes to End Isolation of Older Adults - UAMS News

The students in Geriatric Buddy will use live video chat software like Zoom & Facetime to pair up with older adults, especially those isolated in their homes. They hope to engage the seniors through informal chats that may include board games, puzzles, reading books, exercise & music.

UAMS geriatrician Priya Mendiratta, M.D., wants to brighten the lives of older adults who are isolated at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. She and some students have an idea for how to do that. “In the nursing home, for the first one or two months of the pandemic when we…

🚨HealthTalk | Ep. 31🚨Dr. Tillman discusses breast cancer awareness as well as advances in Breast Cancer Technology. List...
11/02/2020

🚨HealthTalk | Ep. 31🚨

Dr. Tillman discusses breast cancer awareness as well as advances in Breast Cancer Technology.

Listen 🎧▶️: https://bit.ly/37KI9aJ

At UAMS, we are looking for healthcare professionals who believe in excellence as a way of life. If you have the skills ...
10/31/2020

At UAMS, we are looking for healthcare professionals who believe in excellence as a way of life. If you have the skills and commitment to succeed at this level, check out our latest opportunity below! https://bit.ly/3kP8g47 #Nursing

We 🧙‍♀️witch you a Happy Halloween! 🎃Eat, drink & be scary!🕸️ It's expected to be a boo-tiful day! 👻 #Halloween📸Make sur...
10/31/2020

We 🧙‍♀️witch you a Happy Halloween! 🎃Eat, drink & be scary!🕸️ It's expected to be a boo-tiful day! 👻 #Halloween

📸Make sure to share your costume pictures with us, especially if they're medical related! 🥼🏥

ICYMI - #HappyHalloween 👻🎃🧙🏻‍♀️
10/31/2020
UAMS shares adorable NICU Halloween costumes

ICYMI - #HappyHalloween 👻🎃🧙🏻‍♀️

These babies are currently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAMS, but that didn't stop them from dressing up for Halloween!

Cassius & Coraline
10/30/2020

Cassius & Coraline

The faculty really encouraged residents to use this training time well, especially in research and in production of high...
10/30/2020
Ophthalmology Residents Stay Active Despite COVID Restrictions - UAMS News

The faculty really encouraged residents to use this training time well, especially in research and in production of high-quality education videos.

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic closed most everything, including doctor’s offices, giving many people free time to learn new skills. Internet videos on making sourdough bread raked in viewers. But the residents in training at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, though unable to see ...

𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐋𝐁𝐔𝐌 𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐄𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐓𝐎𝐒! Our hearts are beaming with admiration for our staff in the Neonata...
10/30/2020

𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐋𝐁𝐔𝐌 𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐄𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐓𝐎𝐒!

Our hearts are beaming with admiration for our staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Communications & Marketing here at UAMS. They took the time to make Halloween costumes for some of our tiniest patients. Aren't they the cutest things you've ever seen?! Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🧙‍♀️

ICYMI - The UAMS Stroke Program was noted for recent accomplishments, including Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Ho...
10/30/2020
UAMS Stroke Care Celebrated by American Heart Association - UAMS News

ICYMI - The UAMS Stroke Program was noted for recent accomplishments, including Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus award, and its certification by The Joint Commission as central Arkansas’ first & only Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The quality of care for stroke patients at UAMS was recognized today in an online awards celebration hosted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The UAMS Stroke Program was noted for recent accomplishments, including Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plu...

Welcome, Dr. Valdes-Rodriguez! 👏 He sees patients with all types of dermatology concerns in the Dermatology Clinic in th...
10/30/2020
Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, M.D., Joins UAMS as Dermatologist

Welcome, Dr. Valdes-Rodriguez! 👏 He sees patients with all types of dermatology concerns in the Dermatology Clinic in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a dermatologist.

A chronic disease; how much is too much?; what is AUD? This week's "Here's to Your Health."
10/29/2020
Alcohol Use Disorder - UAMS News

A chronic disease; how much is too much?; what is AUD? This week's "Here's to Your Health."

These programs were first broadcast the week of September 28, 2020.

Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 30 at Palestine City Hall, 101 Higgins St. There ...
10/29/2020

Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 30 at Palestine City Hall, 101 Higgins St. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested.
https://bit.ly/2TCAyTC

10/29/2020
What Does Help Look Like?

UAMS' Dr. Johnathan Goree joined Arkansas PBS for #RedRibbonWeek & highlights the advancements in local understanding & programs to help identify & treat opioid addiction in Arkansas.

Dr. Jonathan Goree, UAMS chronic pain specialist highlights the advancements in local understanding and programs to help identify and treat opioid addiction ...

On Oct 16, staff members including NICU, L&D, chaplain services, Women & Infant services, as well as members from the Ar...
10/28/2020

On Oct 16, staff members including NICU, L&D, chaplain services, Women & Infant services, as well as members from the Arkansas Innovation Hub, came together to honor Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month with the virtual UAMS Day of Remembrance vigil at the Dolores Bruce memorial fountain.

On Oct 16, staff members including NICU, L&D, chaplain services, Women & Infant services, as well as members from the Arkansas Innovation Hub, came together to honor Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month with the virtual UAMS Day of Remembrance vigil at the Dolores Bruce memorial fountain.

Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood.
10/28/2020
UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas - UAMS News

Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the for...

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of the region's major academic health centers, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, with outreach programs operating in every county and a regional campus in Northwest Arkansas. In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges and a graduate school, eight Area Health Education Centers, and seven institutes of excellence. In 2009, UAMS Medical Center completed a 540,000 square-foot expansion, which gives our teaching hospital a total of 434 beds — including 330 adult beds, 30 adult psychiatric beds, 10 pediatric psychiatric beds and 64 bassinets. We have a new emergency department, clinical lab and radiology department along with room to expand other services.

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We in the state of Arkansas are so very blessed to have all the UAMS family working hard to take care of us in so many ways. Thank you all especially during these days of uncertainty. I am very grateful for all you do !! Here is a healing photo I thought you might enjoy.