January 16, 2023

April Kranz has accepted the position of chief nursing officer for Conway Regional Health System. Kranz was selected after a nationwide search that CommonSpirit Health facilitated.

Kranz will serve as the leader for nursing at Conway Regional Health System, which also includes Dardanelle Regional Medical Center.

January 16, 2023

Endocrinologists Soumya Thumma, MD, and Bhavana Vemula, MD, recently joined Baptist Health Specialty Clinic-North Little Rock.

January 10, 2023

One in four U.S. adults has experienced the death of a family member or close friend due to COVID-19, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research.

January 10, 2023

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program coordinates efforts with a statewide network of providers offering no-cost cervical and breast cancer screenings and follow-up services.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, and routine pap tests to detect pre-cancers. Yet, in 2022, an estimated 160 Arkansas women were diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 50 women died due to cervical cancer. 

January 10, 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for Health Career University, a program for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare or research.

Health Career University provides high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups with exposure to health careers and assistance getting into medical school.

The application deadline is Feb. 18 for Health Career University programs in Little Rock and Pine Bluff.