May 16, 2017

UAMS welcomed hundreds of families whose babies spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit back to UAMS Medical Center to celebrate growth and reconnection.

Costumed super heroes were on hand as families visited with doctors and nurses. Those attending also watched educational demonstrations, and got car seat safety checks.

The NICU at UAMS takes care of more than 1,500 babies each year.

The event was held May 13 in the UAMS Medical Center lobby.


May 16, 2017

Renie Prentice Rule has been named executive director of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, and vice president of development for Arkansas Hospice.

Her healthcare career began in 2004 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as senior development director of the Psychiatric Research Institute.  In 2012, Rule became executive director of development for the College of Medicine.

May 16, 2017

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Indwelling Gut Bacteria and You, on May 23. Panelists will discuss the role of microbiome bacteria on the immune system, potential infections, and overall human health.

Science Café will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Whole Hog Café, 12111 W. Markham St. Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

May 16, 2017

Arkansas Children’s Hospital hosted a drop-in event on May 15 at the construction site of its new Southwest Little Rock Clinic to unveil a new strategy for “ensuring every child in Arkansas receives the care they need.”

“Our goal is to change the rankings and make Arkansas the safest, healthiest place to raise a child,” said hospital officials.

Arkansas Children’s CEO Marcy Doderer and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute President Greg Kearns were present for the event.

The event was held at the future home of the clinic, 9015 Dailey Drive.

May 16, 2017

A mobile training application developed by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher aims to reduce mortality rates during emergency situations by helping dispatchers provide improved, more in-depth information to paramedics.

Of the 75 counties in Arkansas, only five have emergency medical dispatchers. The classification requires that dispatchers undergo six months of on-the-job training and course work, including a rigorous, two-day session to learn emergency codes.