UAMS Awarded Nearly $42 Million by NIH to Oversee 17-site Pediatric Clinical Trial Network Across U.S.

Sept. 21, 2016 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $41.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to oversee a 17-site pediatric clinical trial network that will provide medically underserved and rural children access to clinical studies studying environmental influences on early development. UAMS will be the Data [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Faculty, Featured, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Summer Program Increases Diversity of Student Researchers

Aug. 19, 2016 | Underserved and underrepresented students will continue to have expanded opportunities to explore the sciences, as the UAMS Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research has been funded for an additional five years. Originally funded 2011-2016 with a $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Research, Student, University News|0 Comments

Autism Event Celebrates Advances in Research, Outreach

Aug. 16, 2016 | So many great things are happening with autism research, outreach and community engagement that it’s hard to fit it all into one event. “We would need twice, thrice the size of this room if we included everything that we are doing in autism research,” said Maya Lopez, M.D., UAMS associate professor [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Researcher to Lead New Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Aug. 12, 2016 | UAMS researchers at a new National Institutes of Health-funded center will be working hard to shrink a number — the 39 percent of the state’s children who are overweight or obese. Funded by a $9.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UAMS researcher Judith Weber, Ph. D., [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Research, University News|0 Comments

Symposium Highlights Undergraduate Research from across Arkansas

July 26, 2016 | Tomorrow’s leaders in scientific research have been working hard this summer, and the Fifth Annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium gave them a chance to showcase their efforts while practicing their presentation skills and learning about careers in science. On July 20, UAMS welcomed 114 undergraduate researchers, who came from [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Research, Student, University News|0 Comments

UAMS, Arkansas Faith Leaders Promote Health Equity

Acacia Bamberg Sallati was the event's keynote speaker. July 18, 2016 | Nearly 200 Arkansas faith leaders, health ministries, educators, researchers and health care providers recently gathered in Little Rock to make connections and share ideas that will help reduce health disparities in Arkansas. The second annual Community-Campus Partnership Conference to Address Health [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

Historical Research Center Supports Student Researchers

July 12, 2016 | Inside gray and white boxes on simple metal shelves in UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center, two student researchers are finding colorful sources and acquiring valuable knowledge about the state’s medical past. Caitlin Beasley uses a microfilm reader in the Historical Research Center to read through Eureka Springs newspaper editions from [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Research, Student, University News|0 Comments

NIH Awards Early Career Grants to Two UAMS Translational Research Institute–Trained Researchers

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) early career researchers Joshua Kennedy, M.D., and Taren Swindle, Ph.D., are recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that will support their work over the next several years. In May, Kennedy, whose laboratory is at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) on the Arkansas [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Receives NIH Grant for First Comprehensive Study of Synthetic Marijuana Dangers

LITTLE ROCK — A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers has received a federal grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the dangers posed by synthetic marijuana products. The $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will enable a seven-member interdisciplinary [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Tenn./UAMS Substance Abuse Researchers Seek Collaboration

June 20, 2016 │A national epidemic of drug overdoses was plenty of incentive for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) substance abuse researchers to come together at UAMS looking for ways to strengthen their work through collaboration. The 30-plus  researchers from the Memphis-based university and about [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Research, University News|0 Comments