August 6, 2020

$780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

Richard NIcholas Grant

By Susan Van Dusen A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year…

August 3, 2020

UAMS Orthopaedics Welcomes New Fellow

Andrew Apple

Aug. 3, 2020 | Andrew Apple, M.D. has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an Adult Reconstructive/Joint Replacement fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Apple will train for one year alongside fellowship-trained hip and knee orthopaedic surgeons C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., professor and chair of the Department, Simon Mears,…

July 29, 2020

UAMS, UAF Artificial Joint Research Sparked by ‘Give and Get’ Retreat


By David Robinson July 29, 2020 | Researchers at UAMS and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are working to develop longer-lasting artificial hip and knee replacement joints that are also more resistant to infections. UAMS’ Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., a microbiologist with expertise in Staphylococcus aureus and orthopaedic infection, is collaborating with UAF’s Min Zou, Ph.D., a mechanical engineer with…

July 24, 2020

On the Move: Department Faculty Promotions

bumpass sachlaben

July 24, 2020 | The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently announced the promotions of two faculty members: David Bumpass, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Brant C. Sachleben, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. David Bumpass, M.D. is a fellowship-trained an…

July 15, 2020

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident delivers UAMS’ Top Presentation During Virtual Quality Improvement Conference


July 15, 2020 | Derrick Henry, M.D., a third-year resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery gave UAMS’ top presentation during the UAMS Office of Interprofessional Education’s second annual Quality Improvement for Advanced Learners Program (QIALP) conference held virtually on June 24th via Zoom. QIALP is an 8-9-month quality improvement (QI) program designed to train…

July 1, 2020

UAMS First in Arkansas to Use ExcelsiusGPS™ for Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery

Spine Robotic Navigation System

By Amy Widner July 1, 2020 | UAMS Medical Center is the first hospital in Arkansas to operate with the ExcelsiusGPS™ robotic spine navigation system that helps improve accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of spinal surgery. Both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery use the new spine robot for patients needing spine…