UAMS Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Genetic Counseling Across Arkansas

Sept. 20, 2017 – A grant of more than $55,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will assist health care providers across the state to identify and treat families with an inherited risk for cancer. The one-year grant totaling $55,554 was presented to Kristin Zorn, M.D., director of the Division of Gynecologic [...]

By | 2017-09-20T10:54:07+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Tolerance Plays Important Role Throughout History

Sept. 19, 2017 | Tolerance has aided the rise of the world’s great empires and intolerance has abetted their fall, said Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate dean for faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine. Messias’ Sept. 13 lunchtime lecture, which followed Day of Empire, a book by Yale Law School Professor Amy [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:14:35+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

Dedicated Team Helps Patients Stop Smoking

Sept. 13, 2017 | It was just a chance encounter on a Friday evening, but that fateful meeting has had quite an impact on tobacco cessation research and work in Arkansas. Seven years ago, Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D., A.P.R.N., a professor in the UAMS College of Nursing and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, was at [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:27:41+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts

Sept. 12, 2017 | Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy, program coordinator [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:50:20+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Scientists Believe Enzyme Could Help Avoid Transplant Rejection

Sept. 6, 2017 | UAMS scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that could be manipulated to help stave off transplant rejection in patients following surgery. The findings of Lyle Burdine, M.D., Ph.D., transplant surgeon and assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Surgical Research and his research team — including postdoctoral fellow [...]

By | 2017-09-06T09:23:37+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Graduates Reunite, Some Decades Apart, at Alumni Weekend 2017

Aug. 31, 2017 | Amid all the handshakes, hugs, smiles and laughter, UAMS alumni reminisced and caught up on their divergent paths, delighted to be together again – some who hadn’t seen each other since graduation, decades ago. Charles Born, Ph.D., and Carol Born, Pharm.D., both COP '67. The 2017 Alumni Weekend held [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:09:05+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

Barnes Honors Mentor, Nurse with $75,000 in Scholarships

Aug. 23, 2017 | C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., has made a distinguished career as an orthopaedic surgeon with the support of a kindly mentor and a dedicated nurse. Now, he’s paying it forward: spreading $75,000 across two scholarships, each honoring their contributions. Barnes donated $37,500, matched by UAMS for a total of $75,000, towards the [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:34:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Study Regulation of Emotion

Aug. 3, 2017 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently received a $422,610 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms of control of emotional responses of men and women using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Keith Bush, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS College [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:13:38+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Lee Archer, M.D., Named Chair of Department of Neurology

July 27, 2017 | Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Aug. 1. Archer, who has led the department on an interim basis since July 2016, has served on the UAMS faculty for more [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:59:02+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Rick Barr, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chair of Department of Pediatrics

July 25, 2017 | Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children’s, effective Oct. 1. “Dr. Barr epitomizes the leader we have been [...]

By | 2017-07-25T10:46:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments