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UAMS Neurosurgeon First in Arkansas to Implant New Spinal Cord Stimulation Device to Alleviate Chronic Pain
08.14.2014
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Erika Petersen, M.D., recently became the first neurosurgeon in Arkansas to implant in a patient the Protégé IPG device, the world’s first and only neurostimulation system that can be updated through software rather than surgery.
UAMS/UALR-Developed Clot Buster Device Helps in Stroke Treatment
08.12.2014
Aug. 12, 2014 | A new device developed by a physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) could soon be available to treat stroke more effectively.
Donation to UAMS Funds Acquisition of New Neurosurgical Robot
08.11.2014
LITTLE ROCK – Through a donation of $402,000 by the late Edwin “Brad” Bradberry, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center recently purchased a neurosurgical robot, ROSA, to be used in stereotactic procedures for epilepsy and oncology.
UAMS Approved for Nearly $2.1M for Study to Aid Marshallese with Diabetes
08.07.2014
FAYETTEVILLE —A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been approved for nearly $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how to improve diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community of northwest Arkansas.
U.S. News Ranks UAMS College of Medicine Second Most Popular School to Attend
07.31.2014
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks second nationally among medical schools in the percentage of first-year students who are accepted and ultimately choose to enroll, according to U.S. News and World Report.
College of Nursing Graduates Achieve Top Pass Rate in State
07.31.2014
LITTLE ROCK – Recent graduates of the baccalaureate degree (BSN) program in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recorded the highest pass rate of any Arkansas nursing college on the Registered Nurse (RN) National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Boerma Led UAMS Team to Establish NSBRI's Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR)
07.23.2014
HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will establish, fund, and operate the Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) under the leadership of Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. Dr. Boerma is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Division of Radiation Health.
‘Perfect Storm’ Saves Life of UAMS Faculty Member
07.23.2014
July 22, 2014 | The first person to see Paul Thaxton slumped in a chair in the lobby of the Administration West building initially thought he was asleep. 
Patient, 88, Perseveres to Earn Graduate Degree
07.21.2014
July 18, 2014 | Shirley Pence, 88, has learned the open secret about aging: To be able to keep doing things, you need to keep doing things.
UAMS to Host Breastfeeding Symposium Aug. 8
07.21.2014
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites physicians, nurses, dieticians and other health care providers who support and promote breastfeeding to attend the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition Symposium on Aug. 8, in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building on the UAMS campus.
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August 22 - 23, 2014
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