March 1, 2018

UAMS Designated Baby Friendly for Encouraging Breastfeeding

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Feb. 28, 2018 | UAMS Medical Center is the only hospital in central Arkansas to have received international recognition as “baby friendly” for its policies and procedures encouraging new mothers to breastfeed as a healthier way to feed their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Baby-friendly…


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…


December 7, 2017

Register for EBM Bootcamp – March 2, 2018

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Date: Friday March 2, 2018 Time 8:00 am to 3:00pm Venue: Brandon South Conference Room, South Campus, Arkansas Children’s Hospital REGISTER here: Fee is $20 Overview Participants will learn how to frame a PICO question and search the medical literature based on that question; how to critically appraise journal articles with various study designs (therapy,…


December 5, 2017

Register for Cultural Humility Workshop April17, 2018

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Faculty development opportunity. “Building a new Framework for Better Social Solutions” is a two-hour interactive presentation about cultural humility. The workshop educates its participants about the dimensions of diversity, unconscious bias, micro-inequities and how these impact society. REGISTER HERE. Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018 Venue: Nabholz-Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, Office building – ACH Time: noon…


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,…


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