Feb. 27, 2017 | Learning environments are something we take for granted when they are right, but we certainly notice when they are wrong. And they are made up of a lot more than just bricks and mortar. “A better question might be: What isn’t part of the learning environment?” said Larry Gruppen, Ph.D., a [...]
David W. Ussery, Ph.D., Invested in Inaugural Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Bioinformatics
Feb. 24, 2017 | David W. Ussery, Ph.D., director of the Arkansas Center for Genomic and Ecological Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Feb. 21 as the inaugural recipient of the Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics. Ussery, who has worked with bacterial [...]
Feb. 24, 2017 | The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas awarded a $20,000 grant to the March of Dimes for the Family Support Program in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at UAMS Medical Center for a second year. A joint effort of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas March of [...]
Feb. 23, 2017 | In the first national study on the topic, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher found evidence to suggest that fewer pregnant women with a mildly underactive thyroid should be treated than previously recommended. UAMS’ Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., published the findings recently in The BMJ, an international peer-reviewed medical journal [...]
Feb. 22, 2016 | Maumelle High School seniors learned about the numerous educational programs available at UAMS during a panel discussion Feb. 16 with UAMS faculty and staff. More than 60 students took part in the Senior Business Luncheon, an event of the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce and held in the UAMS Winthrop P. [...]
Feb. 21, 2017 | There are inconsistencies in the quality of emergency care across Arkansas that can and should be addressed, and UAMS staff are partnering with stakeholders to get that message out to lawmakers and the public. In short, they are asking lawmakers to improve education, training and technology for emergency, or acute, care [...]
Feb. 17, 2017 | Lindsay Gilbert, M.Ed., MLS, has wanted to go on a medical mission trip for years, but financially, it was never feasible. So when the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) offered a scholarship for such trips, she jumped at the opportunity.
Feb. 15, 2017 | Former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor gave some UAMS College of Public Health alumni a firsthand look recently at the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pryor was the featured speaker Feb. 10 during the annual Alumni Association luncheon for the College of Public Health Master of Health [...]
Feb. 14, 2017 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have found a new way to replicate Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice, in what they hope will bring scientists one big step closer to a cure. Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the [...]
Feb. 13, 2017 | Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., pointed to the importance of UAMS’ mission statement and strategic goals as he updated employees and students on the university’s recent successes as well as challenges for the future.