Publisher: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

New rules raise concern on state procuring organs

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Experts and advocates say the new rules will phase out groups that aren’t as effective in pursuing organs for more than 100,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. Critics say decertifying groups will sow chaos in a complex system.Fresh guidelines for organ procurement groups are “long overdue,” said Dr. James D. Eason, transplant surgery… Read More

UAMS picks dean for nursing college

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Cowan — whose research interests include lifestyle interventions for overweight youths and adults — will arrive at UAMS from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. There, she worked as a professor and an associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Nursing, the news release states.