May 8, 2019

Dr. Steve Schexnayder Appointed to Executive Vice-Chair

Dr. Steve Schexnayder

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Schexnayder on his appointment to the newly created post of Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Schexnayder will assist Pediatrics Chair Dr. Rick Barr in key departmental functions, with a major focus on refining and implementing a new faculty evaluation process. He will continue to serve in his role…


April 29, 2019

Larry Hartzell, M.D., Invested in Waner Endowed Chair at Arkansas Children’s

Larry Hartzell, M.D., (seated) holds the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Pictured with him are Arkansas Children’s President and CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE, and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

Larry Hartzell, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, was invested in the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) on April 24. “It was an honor to recognize Dr. Larry Hartzell…


April 24, 2019

May 21 – Intro to Cultural Humility

Graphic featuring “Hello” in different languages

Topic: Introduction to Cultural Humility Speaker(s): Amber Booth – UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs Time: Noon to 1:00 pm When: Tuesday May 21, 2019  Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building LUNCH is provided for the first 15 participants!!!  Faculty Development Sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Upcoming sessions…


March 31, 2019

April 16 – Using EPIC for Research

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Topic: Epic for Scholarship: The Slicer Dicer Tool Speaker(s): Feliciano “Pele” Yu, Jr., M.D. Chief Medical Information Officer, ACH Time: Noon to 1:00 pm When: Tuesday April 16, 2019  Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building LUNCH is provided for the first 15 participants!!!  Faculty Development Sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of…


February 26, 2019

New Faculty – February 2019

Larry Quang

Department of Pediatrics Larry Quang, M.D., has joined the Department of Pediatrics as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Quang received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and went on to complete fellowships in medical toxicology…


January 30, 2019

Dr. Willis Selected by National MS Society As Partner in MS Care

Erin Willis

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Willis, an Associate Professor in the Neurology Section of the Department of Pediatrics, on being selected by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society as a Partner in MS Care. Dr. Willis, who directs the Child Neurology Residency Program, is only the second Arkansas physician to achieve this honor, along with Dr….


January 17, 2019

Arkansas Autism Program Receives $2.17 Million in Federal Funding

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By Ben Boulden The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (AR ADDM) Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was awarded a four-year grant of $2.17 million by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Arkansas monitoring program tracks the number and characteristics of 8-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder and/or…


January 9, 2019

Feb 21- Promotion and Tenure

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Topic: Preparing for Promotion and Tenure in 2019 Speaker(s): Joan Cranmer, Ph.D. Director: Mentoring, Promotion and Tenure in the DoP Time: Noon to 1:00 pm When: Thursday Feb 21, 2019  Venue: Dungan Cath Lab, 2nd Floor, Main Hospital. Opposite Faculty Lounge LUNCH is provided for the first 15 participants!!!  Faculty Development Sessions are held on…


January 15 – Turning work into scholarship

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  Topic: Turning your everyday work into scholarship Speaker(s): Yuri Zarate, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics Time: Noon to 1:00 pm When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building LUNCH is provided for the first 15 participants!!!  Faculty Development Sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month….


December 31, 2018

NICU Graduates Visit UAMS Annually to Bring Gifts for Preemies

Two preschoolers posing by NICU gifts

By Katrina Dupins A holiday tradition emerged for the Saladi family with the birth of their twins four years ago. Kovidh and Harshad Saladi spent 11 days in the NICU at UAMS in December 2014. Every year since, they have come back with their parents, Swaroop and Manju, during the Christmas season to give gifts…


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