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ASMSA senior recognized at Intel International Science Fair

ASMSA senior recognized at Intel International Science Fair

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Arnab Dey, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, was recognized with a second place award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Dey was awarded $1,500 in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering category for his project Novel Oral Drug Inhaler Design to Optimize Drug Deposition in the Lungs.

Society for Science and The Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the winners at the Grand Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., May 13. Dey also received two special awards: $1,000 first place from the American Intellectual Property and Law Association and $150 second place from the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

"Arnab's research project was outstanding and has positive implications for the improvement of treatment for asthma. We are very proud of his efforts and his awards at ISEF,” said Dr.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

ASMSA commencement set for May 21

ASMSA commencement set for May 21

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will hold its graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in Summit Arena at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There are 86 students in the Class of 2011, representing 35 Arkansas counties.

Student Government Association President Jessica Cheng and her senior classmates Jamie Smith and Garrett Corpier will speak during the ceremony. Jessica is the daughter of Hong Cheng and Gushong Gu of Magnolia. Jamie is the daughter of Mary Smith of Greenbrier. Garrett is the son of Thomas and Linda Corpier of Hensley.

Former Sen. Steve Faris of Malvern will deliver the commencement address. Faris served in the Arkansas legislature for 14 years. He represented the Malvern area in the House of Representatives from 1997 through 2001.

UALR students to attend Buffett’s shareholders meeting

UALR students to attend Buffett’s shareholders meeting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – UALR economics and finance students Kate Hendrix of Benton, Nathalia Garay of Bogota, Colombia, and Brooke Dodd of Hot Springs are heading to Omaha, Neb., April 30 to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting and hear Warren Buffet, considered one of the most successful investors in the world.

This is the fifth year of a partnership between UALR’s College of Business and Delta Trust and Bank that allows three top economics and finance students a unique opportunity with an independent study that culminates with attending the stockholders’ meeting and hearing Buffett’s address.

Following completion of an investment analysis course, the three students applied and were interviewed to participate in the intense study under the direction of Finance Professor Larry Holland.

Delta Trust executives have provided a comprehensive overview of financial services for UALR students.

Mercy Clinic welcomes new doctor

Mercy Clinic welcomes new doctor

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System welcomes Dr. Ken Wright to Mercy Clinic. Wright, a family practice physician, began seeing patients this week at 101 McGowan Court, near St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.

“It’s a good healthcare system. It’s large enough that it has a large variety of specialists and yet they want to do very individualized, personal healthcare treatment,” Wright said. “It’s a great opportunity for me.”

Wright earned his medical degree from SABA University School of Medicine and did his residency in Texarkana. He was also a member of the Air Force, traveling to Iraq in 2004 and the Middle East in 2006. He comes to St. Joseph’s mercy after working in Ruston, La.

“I spent several years in the Air Force and have been able to travel overseas. I spent a lot of time down in Texas, South Dakota, Georgia and Louisiana,” Wright said.

Burton named St. Joseph's physician of the year

Burton named St. Joseph's physician of the year

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System announced today that Dr. James F. Burton has been named the Physician of the Year. Burton is a urologist with Mercy Clinic and has been with St. Joseph’s Mercy for 33 years.

“Dr. Burton is a consummate professional and very deserving of this recognition,” said St. Joseph’s Mercy President Tim Johnsen. “He’s dedicated his entire career to helping others and does so generously and with compassion, while at the same time, with expert clinical skills and knowledge.”

One of the components of the award is patient satisfaction.

“It’s an honor and I’m very excited about that. The thing that’s exciting to me about that is the fact that it’s related to patient satisfaction. Certainly satisfaction has to do with the way a patient is treated here at the office. I feel much of that is related to my office nurse,” Burton said.

Mercy’s Sister Roch joins Clara Barton, Ben Franklin in Hall of Fame

Mercy’s Sister Roch joins Clara Barton, Ben Franklin in Hall of Fame

Sister of Mercy joins Clara Barton, Ted Kennedy and Ben Franklin in Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Hall of Fame

 

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- The collection of names is impressive. Some are recognizable like the Mayo brothers of Mayo Clinic fame, others are less famous like Ida Cannon who created the first social work department back in 1905. But, it is clear that Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, 75, and a Sister of Mercy, belongs on this prestigious list with more than 50 years of service.

“Sister Roch has been a visionary force in health care leadership, driven by a commitment to provide access to quality health care for all people,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Sisters of Mercy Health System.

Sister Roch serves on the board for Mount St.