August 31, 2018

Lawrence E. Greiten, M.D., M.Sc., Joins the Department of Surgery

Lawrence E. Greiten, M.D., M.Sc.

Lawrence E. Greiten, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery.  Dr. Greiten received his medical degree in 2008 from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. He completed his general surgery, cardiovascular surgery and general thoracic surgery residencies at the Mayo…


August 29, 2018

Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., Joins UAMS as Kidney, Liver, Pancreas Transplant Surgeon

Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., M.Sc.

LITTLE ROCK — Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon. Giorgakis also serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Giorgakis will perform liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as hepatobiliary and pancreatic…


August 22, 2018

Pitch Perfect: Entrepreneurship Training ‘fastPace’ Quickly Hits Stride

Two researchers in a lab

A new entrepreneurship course for UAMS researchers arrived at just the right time for Marie Burdine, Ph.D., and her lab in the Division of Surgical Research. The lab is pursuing two patents through BioVentures LLC at UAMS, and there may be more on the way. Burdine learned about the TRI-supported training – fastPace – in…


May 16, 2018

BioVentures fastPace Course Helps Researchers Grasp Business Basics

Researcher presenting in front of a screen

Even a classroom full of experienced researchers with Ph.D. and medical degrees still found useful things to learn about business during the fastPace course organized by BioVentures. “We enrolled in the class because we thought we had a good idea, but we didn’t really know how to take it to the next step,” said Marie…


April 13, 2018

John Pagteilan, M.D., Elected Resident of the Year

John Pagteilan, M.D.

The 2018 graduating class of the UAMS College of Medicine has elected John Pagteilan, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Surgery, as Resident of the Year. The students vote for this designation out of all the residents from each College of Medicine department. The presentation of the award will be made during the college’s Honors…


April 5, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Reemtsen and UAMS and Children’s officials

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D., professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Heart Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, as the recipient and steward of the Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Endowed Chair in Pediatric…


April 4, 2018

Life-Saving Skills Taught at Stop the Bleed Event

Doctors demonstrate tourniquet technique

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. It only takes four to seven minutes to bleed to death from a serious injury — a short timeframe that often doesn’t give first responders enough time to get to the scene, much less get the injured person to a hospital. Q: So…


March 28, 2018

Dr. Ron Robertson Awarded Arkansas Business Physician of the Year

Ron Robertson, M.D.

Ron Robertson, M.D., has received the Arkansas Business Physician of the Year award. Read more at the Arkansas Business website.


March 27, 2018

Dr. Kent Westbrook Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at UAMS, has received the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Get more information in the article on the Arkansas Business website.


March 22, 2018

Investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

You are cordially invited to attend the formal investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D. as the recipient and steward of the Log a Load for Kids of Arkansas Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery a program of Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:00…


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