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Expanding the Classroom to the Community
Students across the UAMS College of Health Professions are finding community service is an integral part of their education.
Alumni and Giving Profile: Craig Gilliam, '78 College of Health Professions
“UAMS prepared me well for a career — I don’t think I realized how well until I got out of school and started working,” says Craig Gilliam.

Public, Private Collaboration Supports Physical Therapy Program, Internal Medicine Residency at UAMS Northwest
LITTLE ROCK – A public and private collaboration was announced today to help fund a physical therapy academic program, an internal medicine residency and related programs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest campus in Fayetteville.
UAMS, Arkansas Mutual Team Up to Annually Award Primary Care Student $10,000
LITTLE ROCK – An annual $10,000 award has been created by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to be given to a third-year medical student with an interest in rural primary care.
UAMS First in State with Ultra-Rapid Diagnostic Device and Automation Tool
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently became the first hospital in Arkansas to acquire a breakthrough device that can identify microorganisms in a fraction of the time and cost of conventional diagnostic methods.
AR SAVES, UAMS Physicians Help 500th Stroke Patient Through Statewide Network
LITTLE ROCK – Dustin Martinez’s truck crashed through a mailbox, three culverts and hit a tree before he found himself in a hospital as the 500th stroke patient to receive a powerful blood-thinner through the AR SAVES stroke network.
UAMS Center for Dental Education Welcomes Senior Dental Students for Clinic Rotations
March 13, 2014 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center for Dental Education is now hosting small groups of dental students from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for two-week clinical rotations.
Issam Makhoul, M.D., Named Inaugural Hutchins Distinguished Chair for Hematology and Oncology at UAMS
LITTLE ROCK – Issam Makhoul, M.D., has been named the inaugural recipient of the Laura F. Hutchins, M.D. Distinguished Chair for Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
UAMS Researcher Aids Cancer Prevention With Method for Identifying Colon Polyp Type
LITTLE ROCK – Research led by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor of medicine and genetics has found a way to identify a type of polyp in the colon that may account for as much as 30 percent of colon cancers, a potential breakthrough in colon cancer prevention.
UAMS College of Health Professions to Support Scholarship Fund with Valentine's Day Event
LITTLE ROCK – The College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host its first Allied Hearts celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014 to express affection for supporters, students, faculty and staff while raising funds to support student scholarships.
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RockStar Lounge
Saturday, April 26
Join Little Rock’s hottest rock ’n roll party at Rock Town Distillery!
Tickets are $50
Benefits cancer research at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Hosted by the Cancer Institute Foundation’s Envoys advocacy group
Chaired by Hatim Smouni and Alex Ifrah

Julep Cup Jaunt
Saturday, May 3, 2014
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Race Time 5 p.m. CST)
Arkansas' Premiere Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Silent Auction, Live Music & Hat Contest
Tickets are $40

14th Annual Paul Dunn Golf Classic
Monday, May 19
Four-person scramble
Maumelle Country Club

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3rd Annual Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas Luncheon
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arkansas Governor's Mansion
Honoring: Samantha McKelvey Teeter, M.D.

13th Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hot Springs Village

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