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

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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…


December 20, 2018

Fernando Vargas, M.D., M.P.H., Joins Faculty

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Fernando Vargas, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics. Dr. Vargas received his medical degree and his Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan, where he also completed his residency. He recently completed a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation at Children’s Mercy Hospital…


December 18, 2018

Dr. Gregory Sharp Named Senior VP/Chief Medical Officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

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Gregory Sharp, M.D., Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Dr. Sharp has held numerous clinical, academic and hospital leadership posts since first joining…


November 29, 2018

Dr. Stacie Jones featured on CNN for Peanut Allergy Research

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The phenomenal work of Pediatrics Professor Dr. Stacie Jones into a promising experimental treatment for children with a life-threatening allergy to peanuts is drawing national and statewide media attention. Dr. Jones is a coauthor of a study published in the Nov. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Check out this CNN story…


November 4, 2018

Nov 20 – Faculty Development

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Topic: Professional Wellness Speaker(s): Puru Thapa, MD., Director of the UAMS Student Wellness Program Time: Noon to 1:00 pm When: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building LUNCH is provided!!!  Faculty Development Sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Upcoming sessions are at this link: https://pediatrics.uams.edu/education/office-of-education/fac-dev/


October 4, 2018

Oct 16 – Faculty Development

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Topic: The Pediatrics Faculty Mentoring Program: How it works for Successful Promotion Speaker(s): Joan Cranmer, Ph.D. – Director of the DoP Mentoring, and Promotion and Tenure Time: Noon to 1 pm When: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building LUNCH is provided!!! Faculty Development Sessions are held on the…


Online CME is Live

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Did you miss Grand Rounds? The Pediatrics GrandRounds series is now available online for CME credit. Go to the Continuing Medical Education site — Click on Online GrandRounds to register to ANY of our CME offerings. Have questions? Contact: Taylor Skarda by email or at 501.364.1052


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