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May 16, 2019

Pamplona and Russ holding awardsBIG congratulations to Dr. Meryll Pampolina AND Dr. Brian Russ who both took home national awards this weekend…

1) Dr. Pampolina received the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) Resident Award and Travel Grant. It is an award given to those having shown promise for significant career achievements in Emergency Medicine.

2) Dr. Russ received the SAEM Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS) Resident Education Award. It is an award which recognizes residents who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of Emergency Ultrasound.

Way to go guys! We are so proud of you both!


March 15, 2019

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine resident Class of 2022!

Joe Brown
Joe Brown
Medical School: UAMS Hometown: Star City, Arkansas Undergrad: University of Arkansas at Monticello Interests: Sports Medicine, Rural Emergency Medicine Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Hiking
Matthew Denefe
Matthew Denefe
Medical School:UAMS Hometown: Rogers, AR Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, camping, ping pong, woodworking
Bradley Florence
Bradley Florence
A.T. Still University
Elizabeth Hanson
Elizabeth Hanson
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine Hometown: Wilson, NC Undergrad: Wake Forest University Interests: Medical Education Hobbies: Working out, painting, creative writing, cooking
Michael Hobensack
Michael Hobensack
Medical School: University of South Carolina Hometown: Columbia, SC Undergrad: Auburn University Interests: Medical Education, Disaster Medicine, EMS Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, reading, strength training, college football
Julia Nielsen
Julia Nielsen
Medical School: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Undergrad: Texas Tech University Hometown: Houston, Texas Interests: EMS and Disaster Medicine Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Trying New Restaurants, and Traveling
Brendan Moore
Brendan Moore
Hometown: Boxford, Massachusetts Undergrad: Hendrix College Interests: Global Heath, Education, Public Health Hobbies: Running, fishing, surfing, spending time with my wife and dog.
Alex Sanders
Alex Sanders
UAMS Hometown: Vilonia, Ar Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas Interests: Global Health, Wilderness Medicine Hobbies: Weightlifting, Hiking, Solo-traveling, Camping, Roadtripping
Benjamin Wagner
Benjamin Wagner
University of South Carolina - Greenville Medical School Hometown: Irmo, SC Undergrad: Furman University Interests: Cardiovascular Emergencies, Global Health, Ultrasound Hobbies: CrossFit, Music Production, Guitar, DJing, Retro Video Game Collecting
Rachel White
Rachel White
Hometown: Springdale, AR Undergrad: University of Arkansas Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Hobbies: Baking, Spending time with my husband and son, playing guitar, working out

Oct 2, 2018

CPT Daniel Holleyman, M.D., Receives National Military Excellence Award

Dr. Dan Holleyman being presented the award on stage               Close up of award

Congratulations to CPT Daniel Holleyman, M.D., for being the recipient of the 2018 EMRA Steve Tantama, M.D., Military Excellence Award at ACEP 2018! This national award honors residents who embody the ideals of leadership, integrity, and bravery in service to our nation and our specialty.

Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Meryll Pampolina Receives National “Resident Rocks It!” Award

Dr. Pampolina being given the award .               close up of award

Congratulations to Dr. Meryll Pampolina on receiving the Resident Rocks It! Award at ACEP 2018! This national award is given to a female resident who shows promise for significant career achievement and leadership in Emergency Medicine.

August 31, 2018

New Faculty

Jason ArthurJason Arthur, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as an Assistant Professor and Ultrasound Fellow. Dr. Arthur received his medical degree and Master of Public Health at UAMS in 2015. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville.


Heather McLemoreHeather McLemore, M.D., has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. McLemore graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in 2015. She completed her emergency medicine residency/global health track at UAMS in June.



July 9, 2018

Ashley Bean, M.D., Receives International Award in Emergency Medicine

Ashley Bean, M.D., an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) has received the Amin Kazzi International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

“I am incredibly honored to be selected by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for this prestigious award,” said Bean, director of the global health and international EM resident tract. The office provides an interprofessional connection for the medically related colleges at UAMS, and its global health accreditation committee.

Dr. Bean at UAMS Medical Center

Ashley Bean, M.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, was honored by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for her dedication to global education and improving the quality of emergency and acute care globally for more than a decade.

The annual award was presented at the 24thAnnual AAEM Scientific Assembly in San Diego, California, in early April.

“Several members including Joe Lex, Terry Mulligan, Haywood Hall and Lisa Moreno-Walton nurtured my interest in international emergency medicine and were instrumental in creating opportunities for my growth in the field,” said Bean. “I consider receiving this recognition by my mentors and peers to be the highest possible compliment.”

The award, established in 2001, recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional, longstanding and profound contribution to the international development of emergency medicine or advancing education of it. The award is named in honor of Amin Antoine Nabih Kazzi, M.D., who has played an exceptional leadership role in the specialty’s efforts internationally.

Bean, who graduated from Hendrix College and attended graduate school at Brown University before returning to Arkansas to complete medical school, was recognized for her outstanding dedication to global education and improving the quality of emergency and acute care globally for more than a decade. She has presented more than 75 lectures and workshops spanning five continents and has served on the scientific committee or as conference co-chair in several countries. She serves as chair of the AAEM International Committee.

June 18, 2018

ICARE Conference Focuses on Best Practices in Emergency Care

Man practicing with an infant manniquin

Doctors, nurses, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in June for an update on emergency care and best practices.

Emergency care requires health care professionals and first responders to be adept at reacting quickly and efficiently to a variety of needs.

Staying abreast of the latest advancements in treating common conditions and identifying what needs to be done takes training and practice.

About 100 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters received updates and training exercises on best practices in emergency care June 1-2 at UAMS as part of the third annual ICARE Conference (Improving Critical and Acute Care through Regional Education).

Two men practicing a skill at workshop

Learning sessions included opioids, psychiatric emergencies, traumatic injuries and stroke.

The event is led by the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the UAMS Office of Continuing Education. The conference’s lectures, question-and-answer periods and interactive sessions help participants assess and treat traumatic injuries, and learn evidence-based diagnostic and treatment recommendations for common emergency situations.

Participants took part in sessions on opioids, psychiatric and pediatric emergencies, traumatic injuries, stroke and sepsis.

The conference was started in 2016 to address emergency medical care preparedness in Arkansas and appeal to different specialties and disciplines that require emergency response and care.

“We have rapid-fire teaching sessions, large group discussions and panel discussions,” said Rawle A. “Tony” Seupaul, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and ICARE course director. “This makes it a much more interactive experience for our participants.”

By June 18th, 2018

March 19, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Emergency Medicine Resident Matches! We are excited to be a part of your educational journey.

Seth Bartholomew
Seth Bartholomew, M.D.
Bethany Dalby
Bethany Dalby, D.O.
Alisa Fujihashi
Alisa Fujihashi, M.D.
Matt Harrison
Matt Harrison, M.D.
David Hinckley
David Hinckley, M.D.
Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard, D.O.
Alexander Rahnema
Alexander Rahnema, M.D.
Anne Watson
Anne Watson, M.D.
Laura Werline
Laura Werline, M.D.
Brach Williams
Brach Williams, M.D.