Department News


February 12, 2018

Shane McKinney, M.D., featured on CBS News

Shane McKinney, M.D., on CBS News

CBS News featured Shane McKinney, M.D., of the Department of Pediatrics in their story about the flu outbreak in Arkansas. Watch their story on the CBS News website.


January 22, 2018

Summer Science Program

Summer Science group in front of Angel One helicopter

Do you know a college student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or medical research? Check out the Summer Science Program sponsored by the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the UAMS Department of Pediatrics! The eight week program gives students experience working in medical research and a general view of medicine as a career….


December 28, 2017

Dr. Jason Farrar among lead authors of study that could lead to better therapies for pediatric AML

Jason Farrar, M.D., in lab

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and…


December 18, 2017

Arkansas Children’s, UAMS Specialist Honored with National Award for Work to Prevent Child Abuse

Karen Farst, M.D., M.P.H.

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Nov. 27, 2018) – The medical director of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Team for Children at Risk has received national recognition for her breakthrough efforts to prevent child abuse in the state and beyond. Karen Farst, M.D., M.P.H., who also serves as the medical director of the Rebecca and Robert Rice Medical…


October 30, 2017

Six Inaugural Groundbreaking Projects Funded through the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Child’s feet on scale

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Six early-career scientists have joined the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute’s (ACRI) Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention, as the program announces its first wave of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded projects to help make children better today and healthier tomorrow. “These first six projects reflect the mission of the…


October 11, 2017

New Laboratory At Arkansas Children’s Hospital One Of Two In Nation

Girl in ACNC lab

A new laboratory is open in the Nutrition Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  The Nutrition Center is run by Department of Pediatrics faculty.  Check out the news story from THV 11 in Little Rock: http://www.thv11.com/mobile/article/news/local/new-laboratory-at-arkansas-childrens-hospital-one-of-two-in-nation/91-482320034  


September 13, 2017

Dr. Boateng receives Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Beatrice Boateng

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy,…


August 28, 2017

Hat Club of Little Rock Donates $15,500 to UAMS NICU

Aug. 28, 2017 | Members of the Hat Club of Little Rock presented a $15,500 check to the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on Aug. 15, earning a symbolic tip of the cap from doctors, nurses and staff. Blue and white from the Hat Club’s distinctive baseball caps intermingled with strings of more than 50…


August 18, 2017

Dr. Joanna Seibert Named to Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

Retired Pediatric Radiologist Dr. Joanna Seibert was just named to the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. She served the Department of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children’s Hospital from 1976 – 2015. Read more about her life on the Arkansas Business website.


July 25, 2017

Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

July 25, 2017 | Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. “Dr. Barr epitomizes the leader we have been…



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