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UAMS earns 10-year reaccreditation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently learned that it has been reaccredited another 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

UAMS performs 7,000th stem-cell transplant

The internationally known treatment program for multiple myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reached another milestone today (Oct. 10) as Jeffrey Zwerin of California received the 7,000th stem-cell transplant procedure perfor
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Richard Morrison receives endowed chair

Richard P. Morrison, M.D., today became the inaugural recipient of the Chair in Sciences Basic to Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

St. Joseph’s introduces digital mammography to South Central Arkansas

Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Mercy Women’s Center, conveniently located on the medical campus of St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center, now have digital mammography – the latest in diagnostic technology – available to them.
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Cancer patients want information

A new study conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) finds that many cancer patients would prefer to receive health information rather than emotional aid from support groups, although – over time – their needs could change.

UAMS selects new regional programs, AHECs leader

Mark Mengel, M.D., M.P.H., will succeed Charles Cranford, D.D.S, as vice chancellor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Programs and executive director of the UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.
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UAMS first in Arkansas to offer knee implant

Adults who once suffered for years with arthritic knees while waiting until they were old enough for a total knee replacement now can benefit from an innovative procedure available in Arkansas only at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Lee Archer named first Nodini Chair in neurobiology

Robert Leroy “Lee” Archer, M.D., today became the inaugural recipient of the Major and Ruth Nodini Endowed Chair in Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
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UAMS to graduate 756 new health care professionals

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will award certificates and degrees at 2 p.m. May 19 to 756 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Barton Coliseum.

UAMS-ACH center at Lowell opens

Statewide Collaborative of UAMS Department of Pediatrics, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Provides Developmental and Pediatric Subspecialty Medical Care
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UAMS ranked in top 10 for family doctors

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine has been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) as one of the top 10 medical schools in the nation for producing family practice doctors.

Vice chancellor for UAMS northwest named.

With 34 years of administrative experience in academic health care, Peter O. Kohler, M.D, has been named by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as vice chancellor for the Northwest Arkansas Region and will lead efforts to open a UAMS campus in

UAMS study on bed rest, muscles in JAMA

Extended bed rest accelerates muscle deterioration in older adults,

Law allows medical use of stem cells from umbilical cords

A measure that will allow Arkansas to begin storing and researching potentially life-saving stem cells harvested from the umbilical cords of pregnant women was signed into law this week.

Multiple myeloma research shows promise

A discovery stemming from multiple myeloma research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) could lead to significant new treatments for bone-related cancers and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

U.S. News & World report lists UAMS programs among nation's best.

Four University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) programs are featured in the latest U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which hits newsstands April 2

Procedure prevents arm swelling in cancer patients

V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., has developed a new procedure to prevent one of the most common side effects associated with breast cancer treatment – lymphedema or swelling of the arms due to faulty drainage of the lymph nodes.

Liver disease referral center created

Arkansas’ first Liver Disease Referral Center to provide comprehensive care for the most serious liver conditions is at UAMS.

UAMS BioVentures Gets $25,000

Fifty for the Future has donated $25,000 to UAMS' Bioventures program.

1 in 145 children have autism in Arkansas, study finds

LITTLE ROCK – A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) study has found that 1 in 145 Arkansas children has autism, the fourth highest rate among 14 states participating in a national study.
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