May 14, 2018

A helicopter landed with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurologist and AR SAVES medical director Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu, MD, to deliver the ball for the first pitch of the Arkansas Travelers’ game against the Springfield Cardinals.

During the event, volunteers answered questions about stroke, distributed stroke education materials, and threw brain-shaped stress toys into the stands. Stroke survivors were also  honored.

May 15, 2018

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is inviting the public to attend its celebration of Clinical Trials Day on May 21, 2018.

The celebration will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the first floor lobby of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Attendees can enjoy snacks and drinks and visit with UAMS researchers, research staff and clinical trial participants to learn more about clinical trials at UAMS.

May 6, 2018

Dr. José Romero with Arkansas Children’s has been named Arkansas’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for his outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunization.  Romero is recognized for his critical analysis of vaccine data that has helped lead Arkansas through a number of influenza, pertussis, mumps, and measles outbreaks.

May 6, 2018

A $1 million gift from the estate of Linda Garner Riggs to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be used to advance research of triple negative breast cancer. Riggs, who died in Nov. 2017, was a former Arkansas insurance commissioner and managing director at Stephens Inc.

May 6, 2018

Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP, has been named chair-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.  His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans in April.