October 16, 2017

Children at three local schools will have more opportunities for wellness where they live, learn, and play with the opening of the Stephens Elementary School-Based Health Center in the Little Rock School District.

The center is a collaborative effort, with Arkansas Children’s as its medical partner in providing primary care to students at Stephens Elementary. Student siblings will also receive care. Students who participate in the Children’s International program at Bale and Wakefield Elementary Schools in the LRSD will also have access to the center’s care.

October 16, 2017

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) announced it will launch its new Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) on Nov. 1. The new system will streamline claims processing, and provide a more efficient reimbursement method for both providers and the state. Doctors and hospitals will now have the ability to submit claims and other documents electronically.

October 16, 2017

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558, through Aug. 31, 2018.

October 16, 2017

Researchers with the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have identified one reason myeloma patients respond differently to treatment — the cancer cells can vary in type and intensity, depending on where they are located in the bone marrow.

The team, headed by Leo Rasche, MD, and Niels Weinhold, PhD, reported these findings in the Aug. 16 edition of the online publication Nature Communications in the article, “Spatial Genomic Heterogeneity in Multiple Myeloma Revealed by Multi-region Sequencing.”

October 16, 2017

Scare up some fun this Halloween at the Tiny Hands Monster Bash. The costume party fundraiser is scheduled for 6:30-11 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Next Level Events, located at 1400 W. Markham St. in Little Rock’s Union Station.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Family Home and the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit.

The evening’s entertainment will include live music, dancing, a silent auction, and hors d’oeuvres. Beer, wine, and “monster juice” cocktails are included in the ticket price; a cash bar also will be available.