December 4, 2017

Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS, was invested Nov. 29 as the recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery.

December 4, 2017

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has approved research pilot study awards totaling $200,000 for four researchers.

The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and healthcare. This is the first year the institute has offered awards for pilot projects focused on implementation science.

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote integrating research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services.

December 4, 2017

Baptist Health Comprehensive Spine and Pain Management Center, 650 United Drive, Suite 340 in Conway, will hold an open house on Dec. 6 from 2-4 p.m.

Drs. Daniel Judkins and Sheffield Kent, along with the clinic’s staff, will be present during the event. Guests can tour the new clinic, enjoy light refreshments, and register to win a door prize.

The center treats and manages chronic pain for the residents of Faulkner County and surrounding communities. 

December 4, 2017

Dr. Joseph Elser, a board-certified pediatrician, has joined CHI St. Vincent Primary and Convenient Care – Little Rock (Chenal).

Dr. Elser is well-established and known in the community, having served for three decades as division chief in general pediatrics for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  He was a professor of pediatrics at UAMS/ACH. His specialty is pediatric headache management. He has repeatedly been named by various publications as one of Arkansas’s best doctors.

December 4, 2017

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) doctors and staff, and other local healthcare professionals, offered free medical foot care and shoes to the homeless at the annual Soles4Souls event. Participants received a foot bath, care for callouses, and a new pair of socks and shoes.

The event was held on Nov. 30 at the River City Ministries in North Little Rock.

Providing leadership for the event was Ruth Thomas, MD, foot and ankle surgeon and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery