Perry Initiative Helping Change the Face of Orthopaedics

Dec. 19, 2017 | Faces serious with concentration as drill bits spiral into bone. Faces protected by goggles as fragments start to fly. Faces that break into smiles and nervous laughter as they examine their first attempts at standard orthopaedic surgery techniques. Faces that – unlike the trend for most of orthopaedic surgery and engineering [...]

By | 2017-12-19T16:05:20+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

Study Shows Key Molecular Differences in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Lead to Better Treatment

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and [...]

By | 2017-12-19T09:56:30+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS’ Jay L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Named to Forbes’ Physician Honor Roll

Dec. 7, 2017 | UAMS’ Jay (Jawahar) L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 27 cardiologists across the country being recognized by Forbes as an exemplary physician in the field of cardiology. Many individuals on the list have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals and contribute a wealth of clinical research to advance the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T12:02:22+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Nov. 30, 2017 – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., F.A.C.S., was invested Nov. 29 as recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. The endowed chair is the result of [...]

By | 2017-12-05T09:40:41+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Grants Totaling $200,000

LITTLE ROCK — The UAMS Translational Research Institute has approved research pilot study awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care. This is the first year the institute has offered awards for pilot [...]

By | 2017-12-07T12:04:47+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Showcase Highlights How Databases Help Researchers Make Connections

Nov. 15, 2017 | There is more data available to be mined for research than ever before, and there are many databases available that not only make that information accessible but convenient. That was the message at the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: Databases for Research Use, held Nov. 8 in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller [...]

By | 2017-11-16T10:01:27+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Nov. 6, 2017 | It’s hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake, specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole. This [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:27:14+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Nabs Health Literacy Award at National Conference

Nov. 3, 2017 | The UAMS Center for Health Literacy won Best Poster in Health Literacy recently at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Research Conference held Oct. 8-11 in Baltimore. The conference was focused on both health care communication and health literacy, meaning the skills to find, understand and [...]

By | 2017-11-03T14:02:22+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

Billy Thomas, M.D., Receives LULAC’s La Esperanza Award

Nov. 2, 2017 | Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H. has worked for decades to strengthen diversity and inclusion on the UAMS campus. He was recently honored for some of his work, specifically with Hispanic students, with the La Esperanza Award from the central Arkansas chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC). La Esperanza, [...]

By | 2017-11-02T09:35:27+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

Cancer Imaging Archive Housed at UAMS Bolstered by $8.3 Million NCI Grant

LITTLE ROCK – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.3 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for expansion and enhancement of an archive containing freely accessible cancer medical images and data. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is a free online service that hosts a large collection of cancer-related [...]

By | 2017-10-31T12:34:17+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments