• UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop New Cancer TherapiesNovember 13, 2018

    Karen Abbott, PH.D. and Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

    By Linda Haymes UAMS College of Medicine researchers have received a $604,208 grant to study how an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors helps tumors grow. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the three-year grant to Karen Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry…

  • Dr. Erika Petersen live on KLRTNovember 9, 2018

    Dr. Petersen on KARK

    Dr. Erika Petersen was live on KLRT  to talk about a new study that can help reduce pain from leg amputation. The types of pain the study focuses on are chronic pain that makes it hard to wear a prosthesis and phantom pain, which occurs when a missing part of their body hurts even though it…

  • Erika Petersen M.D. - The Face of Neurosurgery in ArkansasNovember 8, 2018

    Dr. Petersen - Faces of AR

    Dr. Erika Petersen was featured in the AY Magazine as the Face of Neurosurgery in the State of Arkansas. "Erika Petersen, M.D., became the first female neurosurgery faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2010. Petersen was recruited to the school to build and direct a program in functional neurosurgery and…

  • Family Finds Faith an Anchor During Recovery From Traumatic Brain InjuryOctober 16, 2018

    Joshua Moody and his parents, Gwen and David, standing in a hallway.

    Watch the KATV video about this story on their website. By Katrina Dupins On the afternoon of November 10, 2017, the temperature hovered just below 60 degrees. A few clouds passed through the sky as a light breeze moved through leaves rich with fall foliage. Joshua Moody, 22, and his father, David, decided they would…

  • W. Morris III, M.D., Joins FacultyAugust 31, 2018

    T. W. Morris, M.D.

    W. Morris III, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Morris received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He recently completed his neurosurgery residency at UAMS, where he received the Resident Award for Excellence in Research in 2016. Dr. Morris’ primary clinical interests are…

  • Erika Petersen, M. D. - New Book Publication!August 13, 2018

    Head and Face Pain Book Cover

    Dr. Erika Petersen has a new book that has been published by Springer: Diagnosis and Management of Head and Face Pain-A Practical Approach. "This text is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of patients with head and face pain.  It is a resource for any physician or dentist to properly diagnosis and to learn the options…

  • 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…

  • Dr. Analiz Rodriguez Awarded 2018 Seeds of Science GrantJanuary 29, 2018

    Group of researchers

    The newly awarded grant will assist scientists at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in their search for new and innovative cancer treatments. The grants of $10,000 each were presented to young investigators by the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group of the Cancer Institute Foundation, during their “Doctor is In” reception and research poster…

  • Dr. Erika Petersen “first in the region" Intellis SCSSeptember 11, 2017

    Dr. Petersen in surgery

    "The Intellis platform was designed to overcome limitations with current spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems, such as battery performance, and can power the EvolveSM workflow*, which standardizes guidance and balances high-dose (HD) and low-dose (LD) therapy settings. The Intellis platform can record and track patient activity 24/7 and is managed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab…