February 18, 2019

The public is invited to the traveling National Institutes of Health (NIH) program that aims to educate and sign up research volunteers March 5 – 9 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The NIH All of Us Educational Exhibit and Enrollment Center is part of its nationwide effort to recruit more than 1 million diverse volunteers. Those who join the program will fill out surveys, give their physical measurements, provide blood and urine samples, and allow researchers to track their health over many years.

February 18, 2019

Angela Wimmer, MEd, who has more than 19 years of fundraising experience, has been named vice chancellor of institutional advancement for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) effective Feb. 11.

February 18, 2019

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a public health advisory to warn Arkansans about the risks of harm associated with use of products derived from cannabis, including marijuana and hemp, that claim to benefit health. ADH is partnering with Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Greg Bledsoe and Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane in urging Arkansans to be aware of the risks associated with these products.

To see the advisory, go to www.healthy.arkansas.gov. Among the risks cited in the new ADH Public Health and Safety Advisory are:

February 18, 2019

Enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing and support cancer research at Day at the Races, an annual event presented by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

February 18, 2019

A free seven-week program sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help smokers kick the habit.

The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. for seven Tuesdays starting Feb. 26 in Room 1202 of the Rahn Interprofessional Education Building at UAMS. There is no cost to participate.

Advance registration is required by contacting certified tobacco treatment specialist Pat Franklin, APRN, at (501) 944-5934 or plfranklin@uams.edu.