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Hat Club Salute

by Arvest Bank 7/27/2016 12:00 am

The Hat Club’s annual crawfish boil downtown “saluted” the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Attendees enjoyed some of the state's best boiled crawfish/sausage/corn, cold beverages, live music, raffle items, a silent auction and of course their one-of-a-kind live crawfish race.

13th Annual Julep Jaunt

by Arvest Bank 7/27/2016 12:00 am

The UAMS Consortium Advisory Board hosted the premier Kentucky Derby watch party. Guests enjoyed a silent and live auction while watching the race as well as a hat contest. Proceeds from the day benefited the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit and the mom and baby renovation project.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

UAMS Gets $2.7M for Synthetic Marijuana Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 10:20 am

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $2.7 million federal grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the dangers posed by synthetic marijuana products.

UAMS Names 14 New Board Members for Fayetteville Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 3:11 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday the appointment of 14 new members to the advisory board for its Northwest Campus in Fayetteville.

UAMS Announces $1.6M in Grants From USDA

by Associated Press 5/25/2016 12:26 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $1.6 million in grants for simulation programs targeting improved health care in the Arkansas Delta.

5 Digestive Health Myths Debunked

by Soirée Staff 4/26/2016 6:32 pm

Whether it's on gluten, probiotics or detoxing, it seems like everyone is an expert these days. To sort through all the misconceptions, we got the wellness lowdown from an actual expert, gastroenterologist Dr. Brian McGee.

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.

The Doctor Is In

by Arvest Bank 3/31/2016 12:00 am

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hosted The Doctor Is In on the 10th floor of the Cancer Institute. The evening included the presentation of research grants and a scientific poster presentation.

Cancer Survivor's Luncheon to Feature Butterfly Release

by Alexis Hosticka 3/28/2016 8:30 am

Remembering those lost to cancer is heartbreaking, but at this luncheon you'll also be celebrating those who have survived.

Madonna Tribute Artist Headlining 2016 RockStar Lounge for UAMS

by Soirée Staff 3/18/2016 8:00 am

If you haven't done such a good job of expressing yourself lately, it's time to get into the groove and go vogue, because there's an award-winning Madonna tribute artist coming to a Little Rock stage near you.

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.

Gala for Life

by Staff 11/1/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Gala for Life was presented by the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation and chaired by Dr. Carl and Patricia Johnson. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, the gala payed tribute to all cancer survivors. A special Monarch butterfly release in the H.U. Lee International Garden remembered those who have lost their battles with cancer. During the black-tie evening at the Statehouse Convention Center, guests enjoyed a variety of special entertainment, including a live painting demonstration, music by the String Angels and dancing to the Groove Merchants. The four-course dinner consisted of seared scallops with sweet pea puree; berry salad with a raspberry vinaigrette; pan seared Chilean sea bass with lemon thyme jus and five-spiced lamb chop with mint tomato chutney with sides of creamed spinach and sweet potato soufflé; and blueberry cheesecake with chocolate butterfly garnish and lavender macaroon with honey filling. Glazer’s provided wines with dinner. The event raised more than $1 million, the net proceeds of which benefit the Lung Cancer Program and other cancer initiatives at the WRCI.

Bacon Lovers Unite to Benefit UAMS

by Soirée Staff 10/7/2015 8:00 am

It's time for the third annual Rock Town Bacon Throwdown, a cook-off benefiting patients and families at UAMS.

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 Puts on Dancing Shoes to Fight Breast Cancer

by Sandra McGrew 9/23/2015 5:16 am

Today is the last day to vote for the 2015 Pink Glove Dance Competition. UAMS employees and students unleashed their inner dance machines, all for the sake of breast cancer awareness. You must watch, then vote.