November 20, 2019

Joseph Henske, M.D., Joins UAMS to Direct Diabetes Program

Joe Henske, M.D.

By Amy Widner Joseph Henske, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an endocrinologist and director of the Diabetes Program. He sees patients in the Diabetes Clinic in the Outpatient Center on the UAMS main campus. Henske is also an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department…


September 24, 2019

J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Two professors posing with award

By Amy Widner Cardiologist J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Mehta is a distinguished professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics and holds the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He received the award Sept. 14 in…


August 27, 2019

New Faculty Appointments

Angel Lopez-Candales

Angel López-Candales, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as a Professor and non-invasive cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology. Dr. López-Candales received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Rio Piedras Campus, in 1986. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San…


July 29, 2019

Welcome New Faculty

Kristen Shealy

Lakshmi Menon, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. She received her medical degree from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in 2013. Dr. Menon came to UAMS for her residency in internal medicine in 2014-2017, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, which she completed…


June 19, 2019

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., to Lead Cardiovascular Medicine at UAMS

J Paul Mounsey

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, a nationally recognized leader in electrophysiology, will join UAMS on Oct. 1 as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and director of the cardiovascular program at UAMS. “Dr. Mounsey brings extensive expertise and leadership experience to our clinical,…


May 14, 2019

UAMS Event Series Explores End-of-Life Issues, Features National Expert

BJ Miller speaking while sitting on stage

“For the first time, we hosted this series of events to stimulate conversation in our community around the vitally important topics of living, dying and advance care planning,” said Sarah E. Harrington, M.D., director the Division of Palliative Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.


April 22, 2019

UAMS’ Libby Grobmyer Named Co-President of College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Libby Grobmyer

Libby Grobmyer, chaplain for the Palliative Care Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named co-president of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.


April 10, 2019

Here’s to Your Health Palliative Care Episodes

Caregiver and person in wheelchair

Trusted by thousands of listeners every week, T. Glenn Pait, M.D., began offering expert advice as the host of UAMS’ “Here’s to Your Health” program in 1996. Follow the link to hear episodes related to Palliative Care: https://news.uams.edu/2019/04/10/palliative-care/


April 3, 2019

Study: CPAP Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Mao at a computer

By Amy Widner Use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine in conjunction with dietary changes can aid in weight loss in specific patients, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found in a study that is being highlighted by an international professional society for endocrinology. Yuanjie Mao, M.D., Ph.D., is…


January 8, 2019

Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D., Honored for Promoting Immunizations

Robert Hopkins

By Linda Haymes Jan. 8, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Robert Hopkins, M.D., a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the 2018 Outstanding Adult Immunization Champion award for exceptional dedication to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. The award was given by ImmunizeAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving vaccination rates…


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