Department News


September 13, 2017

Dr. Boateng receives Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

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…


July 24, 2017

A New Champion for Children

Brian Reemtsen, M.D., to Lead Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s and UAMS July 24, 2017 | There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, MD, of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s…


July 19, 2017

UAMS Receives $710,000 to Train Health Professionals to Improve Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

July 19, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor has secured $710,000 in grant funding for the continuation of an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals with the aim of improving services for children with developmental disabilities. UAMS has directed the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) Project since 1994,…


July 13, 2017

NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

July 12, 2017 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, Ph.D., the center will result in…


June 27, 2017

Four ACH Specialties Rank on U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals List

U.S. News & World Report has ranked our affiliate facility, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, in four specialties – the most ever – in its new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.   The Arkansas Children’s specialties highlighted include: Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37 Neonatology, ranked No. 38 Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No….


June 8, 2017

Interim Chair of Pediatrics – Dr. Steve Schexnayder

Dr. Steve Schexnayder, Professor and Chief of the Critical Care Medicine Section in the Department of Pediatrics, will begin serving as Interim Chair on July 1, 2017 following the retirement of Dr. Richard Jacobs. Dr. Schexnayder brings a tremendous level of experience, institutional memory and continuity to his new role with his leadership of the…


May 23, 2017

New Website

Children's Hospital exterior

The Department of Pediatrics has released our new website. The site is visually very different than its predecessor, but more pertinent, so is the navigation. With a focus on recruitment and student accessibility, this new design ensures greater user-friendliness and adaptability as the redesign progresses. We we also share more stories of the incredible things happening…