• Neurosurgery Department’s Gender, Racial Diversity Bucks National TrendsJuly 19, 2018

    Neurosurgery Faculty

    Looking around the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS, you would be forgiven for not knowing that brain surgery is a profession with a reputation for a lack of diversity. That is because the makeup of the department doesn’t reflect national trends. Three of its 10 faculty are female. Of its 11 residents, two are African-American men. The department welcomed its…

  • UAMS Medical Center Certified as First and Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in ArkansasJuly 13, 2018

    UAMS stroke team

    UAMS Medical Center has become the first and only health care 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. “Achieving the standard of care…

  • Patients, Caregivers, Doctors Unite at Parkinson’s ForumApril 25, 2018

    Erika Petersen

    Nearly 200 people came together at UAMS for the fourth annual Parkinson’s Forum to give the disease a one-two punch. One: Arm yourself with the latest information about the treatment of Parkinson’s. Two: Surround yourself with a community of fellow patients, caregivers and supporters. Knockout! The audience practices their boxing skills. This year, the punching…