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March 25, 2019

Our Nurses on the 2019 Great 100 Nurses of Arkansas List

Great 100 Nurses logo

Congratulations to our Women and Infants Service Line nurses, Brittany Aultman, Rosalyn Perkins, and Rebecca Sartini, who were named to the 2019 Great 100 Nurses of Arkansas list: http://g100nurses.org/arkansas.html     


March 13, 2019

Dr. Lindsey Sward Wins Mentor Award

Lindsey Sward, M.D.

Dr. Lindsey Sward received a 2019 Mentor Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The award is given to an ACOG Fellow who has actively mentored an ACOG Young Physician or Junior Fellow. Dr. Sward was nominated by UAMS OB/GYN residents. Congratulations!


January 2, 2019

UAMS Has State’s Only Pediatric OB-GYN

Laura Hollenbach

By Spencer Watson Laura Hollenbach, M.D., an assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has become the first and only physician in Arkansas to be board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology with Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She mostly sees pediatric patients on the campus of Arkansas…


December 17, 2018

Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis Article Published in Op-Med

Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D.

Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis’ article, “Improving the Lives of Menopausal Patients in More Ways Than One,” was published on the Op-Med website. Op-Med provides clinician authors a place to share thoughts, opinions, and knowledge with the largest medical community in the United States.  You can read the article directly on the Op-Med website.


November 14, 2018

Dr. Curtis Lowery featured on THV11.

Dr. Curtis Lowery speaking on THV-11

Over the last ten years, the U.S. has seen an increase in the death of mothers during labor. Dr. Curtis Lowery says we can do something about it. The UAMS ANGELS call center is one of a kind network that makes it easy for women to get access to specialized care. Watch this informative story…


October 11, 2018

New Technology to Examine Heart, Brain of Fetus During Pregnancy

Person in position with the SARA 2.0 sensors

By Ben Boulden Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., and his research team are working hard to see if a new generation of technology can improve on a device developed at UAMS while lowering its cost and benefitting pregnant mothers. In 2000, Eswaran was part of the UAMS team that developed the SARA (SQUID-Array for Reproductive Assessment) device for maternal-fetal…


August 31, 2018

Melissa Helmich, M.D., Joins Faculty

Melissa Helmich, M.D.

Melissa Helmich, M.D., has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Helmich received her medical degree from UAMS in 2014. She continued her training at UAMS, completing her OB/GYN residency in 2018. She served as Chief Administrative Resident in 2017-2018.Dr. Helmich’s clinical interests include contraception, vulvovaginal health and complete women’s health.


August 24, 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Structure Provides Best Care for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Smiling parents holding twin babies

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs are just starting to toddle around their world. The 1-year-old twin girls from Conway spend their days exploring, laughing, blowing kisses and keeping their parents, Kenzie Butcher-Dubs and Morgan Dubs, on their toes. The Dubses have seen many milestones over the past months. And as the family prepared to celebrate the…


July 27, 2018

William Greenfield, M.D., interviewed on Developing Solutions for Maternal Death Rates

William Greenfield, M.D.

William Greenfield, M.D., was interviewed by THV in Little Rock about developing solutions for Arkansas’ maternal death rate, which is currently 4th in the country. Read and Watch the full story on the THV website.  


June 28, 2018

Study Shows UAMS Device Can Help Assess Fetal Health after Opioid Exposure

researchers with SARA device

A biomagnetic technique developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) can be used to assess the brain and heart health of third-trimester fetuses exposed to opioids, UAMS researchers showed in a recent pilot study. The study was published online this month in the medical journal Addiction, authored by Diana Escalona-Vargas, Ph.D., research…



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