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…

September 19, 2018

Stephan Dehmel, M.D., Joins UAMS as Gastroenterologist

Stephan Dehmel, M.D.

Sept. 18, 2018 | Stephan Dehmel, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a gastroenterologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Dehmel comes to UAMS with 20 years of experience as a physician and educator in the United Kingdom and Germany. His special interest is…

August 31, 2018

Rashmi Verma, M.D., Joins Faculty as Medical Oncologist

Rashmi Verma, M.D.

Rashmi Verma, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Verma is a graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences and Associated Hospitals in New Delhi, India. She served her residency in internal medicine at the University of South Dakota and Sioux Falls…

May 3, 2018

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., Named Chair-elect of the Board of Governors of National Doctors Group

Omar Atiq, M.D.

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., has been named chair-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.  His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. Atiq is a professor in the Medical Oncology division in the…

April 23, 2018

KidneyCon 2018 Spotlights Advances, Careers in Nephrology

Two doctors using ultrasound on a standardized patient

‘Learn one, do one and teach one’ has been a longstanding idea in medical education, and attendees at the third annual UAMS KidneyCon held April 6-8 each got chances at one or more of those experiences. About 100 nephrologists, nephrology fellows and internal medicine residents from 26 states attended the conference sponsored by the UAMS…

March 28, 2018

$300,000 Supplemental Award Aims to Take Bone Research to Pilot Drug

Maria Almeida, Ph.D., in laboratory

Maria Almeida, Ph.D., is the first researcher at UAMS to receive supplemental funding through the NIAMS STAR program and hopes it will not only take her work to the next level but show other investigators a roadmap for their careers. Almeida, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology in the UAMS College of Medicine,…

March 26, 2018

Internal Medicine Chair James Marsh, M.D., Honored by American Heart Association

James Marsh, M.D.

James D. Marsh, M.D. – chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – has been honored by the American Heart Association for his three-decade career fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. Marsh received the Worthen-Cornett Award on March 10 at the Little…

March 15, 2018

NIH Awards $11.3 Million to Establish Bone Research Center at UAMS

Group of researchers standing on stairs

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Professor Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., has been awarded $11.3 million in federal funds over 5 years to launch the Center For Musculoskeletal Disease Research. The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….

March 6, 2018

UAMS Pulmonologist Runs Half Marathon in Memory of Patient

Nikhil Meena, M.D., presents Peggy West with a Little Rock Half Marathon medal

Completing the Little Rock Half Marathon is more than an athletic feat for Nikhil Meena, M.D.; it is a symbolic gesture as well. For the second year in a row, the UAMS interventional pulmonologist wore two numbers on the 13.1-mile course: one for himself and one in memory of a patient. “I want to let…

March 1, 2018

Howard Lane Lovett Jr., M.D., joins the Division of Hospital Medicine

Howard Lovett, M.D.

Howard Lane Lovett Jr., M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Lovett received his medical degree from the College of Medicine in 2014 and completed his internal medicine residency at UAMS in December.

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