July 16, 2018

Namvar Zohoori, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Zohoori is the chief science officer at the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

July 16, 2018

UAMS Medical Center has become the first and only healthcare provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

July 16, 2018

Jessica McNeese, an advanced practice nurse, has joined Conway Regional Medical Clinic-Russellville.

She will practice alongside Ben Kriesel, MD, MRO, and Ken Turner, MD, at the clinic which recently joined Conway Regional Health System. 

July 16, 2018

Researchers with the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have connected clinical outcomes for patients with types of so-called focal lesions, which are solid, elevated areas of plasma cell accumulations within the bone present in most myeloma patients.

The focal lesions are important contributors to the progression of the disease and are found through radiology imaging techniques.

July 16, 2018

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Mitchell R. McGill, PhD, has received the 2018 Pinnacle Research Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation, the largest private supporter of liver disease research in the United States.