Accelerate Pheno at UAMS Significantly Reduces Time for Identification of Pathogens, Treatment

Feb. 21, 2018 | A new technology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reduces from days to hours the time it takes to identify pathogens associated with life-threatening blood-borne infections. The FDA-approved Accelerate Pheno(TM) system also quickly identifies which antibiotic would be most effective on a case-by-case basis. It is the latest addition [...]

By | 2018-02-21T10:46:16+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

High-Tech Gait Lab Maps Infant Biomechanics

Feb. 8, 2018 | Modern babies move from car seat to stroller to baby swing and back again. Meanwhile, what they aren’t moving is their muscles. What effect does all of this containment have? What muscles are key as babies work toward developmental milestones? How can baby products have an impact – for better or [...]

By | 2018-02-09T14:43:05+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

CoBALT Website Connects Families, Providers with Trusted Autism Resources

Feb. 5, 2018 | A new website developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) connects families and health care professionals with information and resources about autism and other developmental disorders. The endeavor is a result of the Community-based Autism Liaison and Treatment Project (CoBALT). The new site – – aims to be [...]

By | 2018-02-05T11:00:17+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Faculty, News Release, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Pays Homage to MLK with Walk, Donations, Service

Jan. 31, 2018 | Whether his plight was racism, poverty, segregation or war, Martin Luther King Jr. always believed the most impactful avenue for change was peaceful protest in the form of demonstrations, rallies, marches and boycotts. The civil rights leader’s most cherished accomplishments are tied to that belief. There was the Montgomery bus boycott [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:19:27+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

International Expert at UAMS Myeloma Institute Releases First Book on Castleman Disease

Jan. 30, 2018 — Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues, was identified and named more than a half-century ago but, until recently, no one had written a book exclusively about it. Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of developmental and translational medicine at the Myeloma [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:09:47+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Five Grants Presented to UAMS Cancer Researchers

Jan. 29, 2018 | Five newly awarded grants will assist scientists at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in their search for new and innovative cancer treatments. The grants of $10,000 each were presented to young investigators by the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group of the Cancer Institute Foundation, during their “Doctor is In” [...]

By | 2018-01-29T10:50:05+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

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