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In Fiscal Session, Another Battle in the War Over Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 4/13/2016 1:28 pm

The 2016 fiscal session began at noon today and, as expected, the battle continues over the re-authorization of the Medicaid expansion program "Arkansas Works," formerly known as the private option. The outlook is not nearly as promising as it was a year ago.

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.6M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2016 9:42 am

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center will use a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study infancy and childhood obesity.

UAMS Surgeon Named President of Geriatric Fracture Society

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2015 10:51 am

Dr. Simon C. Mears, a hip and knee surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been elected president of the International Geriatric Fracture Society.

UAMS Startup Gets State Grant for Radiation Protection Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 2:56 pm

Tocol Pharmaceuticals, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup, has received a $50,000 Seed Capital Investment Program grant for further development of a plant-based compound for protecting humans against exposure to radiation.

UAMS Receives Accreditation for Four Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 10:08 am

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has granted maximum accreditation to four programs in the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, making it the only university in Arkansas to have all four accredited by the commission, UAMS said Tuesday.

UAMS to Display Physician Ratings from Patients Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Wednesday that it is the first medical center in Arkansas — and one of the first in the U.S. — to display patient ratings and comments about its physicians on its website.

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

UAMS Appoints Chair of New Biomedical Informatics Department

by Alexis Hosticka 8/26/2015 8:52 am

Fred Prior has been named the inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, effective Oct. 1.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 10:02 am

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.

UAMS Receives $1.9M to Train Nurse Practitioners

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 12:46 pm

A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Nursing to train more nurse practitioners to provide health care for aging adults in Arkansas.

UAMS Adds Dental Residency Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 10:51 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has welcomed its first two resident dentists, who will provide dental care to patients as part of a yearlong postgraduate dental residency program.

UAMS Names Patricia Cowan New Dean of Nursing

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 10:23 am

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., has been named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will begin on or before Dec. 1.

James, Mary Kay East Give $1M To Establish UAMS Chair in Surgical Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:48 am

A $1 million gift by James C. and Mary Kay East to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has established the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Chair in Surgical Oncology, the school announced Thursday.

UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 11:24 am

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction.

UAMS Names Makhoul as Inaugural Hutchins Distinguished Chair

by Lee Hogan 2/19/2014 1:08 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences named Dr. Issam Makhoul as the inaugural recepient of the Dr. Laura F. Hutchins Distinguished Chair for Hematology and Oncology.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Attacks Red Ink With Balanced Budget Plan

by Mark Friedman 2/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had an operating loss of $27.8 million in the first six months of its current fiscal year, a dramatic downturn from an $8.5 million operating gain during the same period a year earlier.

UPDATED: St. Vincent, UAMS End Strategic Alliance Talks

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2013 2:55 pm

Almost a year after they began discussing a strategic alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and St. Vincent Health System said Friday that they have ended talks. "Despite the good faith efforts of everyone involved, neither entity has been able to define a pathway that meets the goals of both institutions."

G. Richard Smith Settling In as Dean of UAMS' College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2013 12:00 am

G. Richard Smith was named dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor by Chancellor Dan Rahn. He officially assumed his duties May 1, succeeding Debra H. Fiser, who has been the College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS since September 2006.

2 Researchers at Arkansas Children's Hospital Get $1.3M NIH Grant

by Associated Press 4/18/2013 11:18 am

Two researchers at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute have received a $1.3 million grant to student how children's immune systems are affected by a common pollutant.