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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.
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Undergrad: University of Arkansas
Interests: Critical care, Medical Student Education
Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancé Cassidy and my dog Archie, dinner with friends, exercise, home improvement
Bethany Dalby
Bethany Dalby, D.O.
UNTHSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Toxicology, Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outside, yoga, hittin' the dance floor and enjoying the company of others
Alisa Fujihashi
Alisa Fujihashi, M.D.
University of Alabama
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Undergrad: Auburn University
Interests: Wilderness, ultrasound, global health
Hobbies: hiking, scuba diving, drinking beer, napping
Matt Harrison
Matt Harrison, M.D.
Hometown: Russellville, AR
Undergrad: University of Arkansas
Interests: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: running, hiking, camping, skiing, cooking, eating
David Hinckley
David Hinckley, M.D.
Texas A&M
Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard, D.O.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Sanger, TX
Undergrad: Texas Tech University
Interests: Public Health, Healthcare Policy
Hobbies: fishing, camping, golfing and travel
Alexander Rahnema
Alexander Rahnema, M.D.
University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School
Hometown: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Undergrad: University of Toronto, Canada
Interests: Wilderness Medicine and Ultrasound
Hobbies: Playing guitar and piano, road biking, hiking and traveling.
Anne Watson
Anne Watson, M.D.
LSU - New Orleans
Hometown: Lafayette Louisiana
Undergrad: LSU
Interests: ultrasound, possibly academics
Hobbies: baking, pure barre and spending time with my husband and two german shepherd doggos doing any and all kinds of outdoor activities
Laura Werline
Laura Werline, M.D.
University of Texas - San Antonio
Hometown: Longview, TX
Undergrad: Texas A&M University
Interests: ultrasound, EMS/disaster medicine, critical care
Hobbies: hanging out with friends, spending time at the lake, traveling, fishing, and Aggie Football!
Brach Williams
Brach Williams, M.D.
Hometown: Donaldson, AR
Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas
Interests: Ultrasound, Academic Mentorship
Hobbies: watching movies, spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, exercise, trivia/board games, video games