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Former Boxer Bounces Back After Vascular Disease
Jan. 26, 2015 | Today, Frederick Jackson can run, jump, even skip with ease. It’s a welcome change for the former boxer who, just one year ago, had trouble walking because of severe swelling and pain in his left leg.
UAMS Researchers Awarded $538,781 Grant to Study Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing
LITTLE ROCK – Two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently were awarded a three-year $538,781 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to investigate the opioid prescribing and dispensing decision making processes of primary care providers and pharmacists.
Patricia Brady Honored for Work with Research Participants
Jan. 23, 2015 | Patricia Brady, B.S.N., recently received the 2014 Bonny Hope Wallace Award for her outstanding work with research participants at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Research Aimed at Treating Opioid Withdrawal
LITTLE ROCK – Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are recruiting people for a study in hopes of finding a solution to the distressing withdrawals suffered by opioid addicts going through detoxification.
Q&A with Dr. Roxane Townsend
HealthCare Business News had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Roxane Townsend recently. Townsend, who was named CEO for UAMS in 2012, offered some insight into her career as well as advancements happening in her facility.
Gath Named Medical Director of UAMS 12th Street Center
LITTLE ROCK — Elizabeth C. Gath, M.D., has been named medical director of the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
Heard to Retire as Provost, Succeeded by Gardner
LITTLE ROCK — Jeanne Heard, M.D., Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will retire effective June 30. She will be succeeded immediately as provost by Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy and associate provost for society and health.
Daughter’s Legacy Is Paying It Forward
Jan. 7, 2014 | When Pauline Wagnon’s mother, Virginia Thompson, was diagnosed with cancer in the mid-1940s and treated for free and cured at UAMS, Wagnon set her mind to paying it forward.
Psychiatrist Peter S. Jensen Joins UAMS
LITTLE ROCK – Peter S. Jensen, M.D., has joined the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a professor and acting director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
UAMS Performs First Heart-Stopping Surgery to Repair Aneurysm
Dec. 19, 2014| Ashley Bell’s heart stopped beating while she was on the operating table. But that was exactly what her doctors intended.
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