NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

July 12, 2017 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will result in [...]

By | 2017-07-13T08:34:24+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Patent Hopefuls Gather for Medical Inventions Showcase

June 14, 2017 | Potential patents for medical inventions as small as a molecule prompted big discussions among UAMS researchers who gathered for a showcase hosted June 6 by the College of Medicine to highlight medical research. “Every poster you see here today has a patent application on file with the Patent and Trademark Office,” [...]

By | 2017-06-14T11:08:33+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Faculty, Research, Student, University News|0 Comments

Smeltzer Awarded $11 Million COBRE Grant to Continue Research on Microbial Pathogens

May 30, 2017 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Professor Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., has been awarded $11 million in federal funding for Phase II of a program that supports microbiology and immunology research. Phase I of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in [...]

By | 2017-05-30T10:54:38+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

Memphis Conference Brings Together Cancer Researchers

May 17, 2017 | UAMS joined with two other research entities to co-sponsor the spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference in Memphis, attracting more than 100 cancer researchers and provided networking opportunities for collaborative projects. The May 2 event was hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with UAMS and West [...]

By | 2017-05-17T15:31:33+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Fire Alarm Disrupts, Does Not Deter TRI ‘A-Team’

Homer Paul, a research participant, was in the midst of a 10-hour series of blood draws and neurological tests for a new Parkinson’s disease drug when the fire alarm sounded at the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) Clinical Trials Innovation Unit on the fifth floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute building. [...]

By | 2017-05-11T09:41:40+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Research, University News|0 Comments

Communication Skills Honed at Student Research Day

April 14, 2017 | In the classroom, lab and clinic, UAMS students learn to “walk the walk,” and with the annual Student Research Day held April 12, they also learn to “talk the talk.” Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, said such events give students the all-important experience of communicating [...]

By | 2017-04-14T16:20:12+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Research, Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Proteomics Workshop Facilitates Sharing Resources Across Nation

April 12, 2017 | Technology? Check. Expertise? Check. Leadership? Double check. The UAMS Proteomics Core Facility has been diligently amassing the technology needed to make it a leader in its field, which is studying the many functions of proteins. And now it’s taking that leadership role a step further by facilitating the exchange of ideas [...]

By | 2017-04-14T16:01:18+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS’ First MS Fellow Builds on Mentor’s Legacy

March 9, 2017 | If there’s anything Carolyn Mehaffey, M.D., and her mentor Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., argue about, it’s not patient care. “Don’t worry, I do it the way Dr. Archer taught me,” Mehaffey said during a recent visit to the UAMS Neurology Clinic, reassuring a patient who was concerned about who will [...]

By | 2017-03-27T16:27:45+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Faculty, Research, Student, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Recognized by State Senate for Marshallese Work

March 8, 2017 | UAMS was recognized March 6 by the Arkansas State Senate for its work to address health care disparities in diabetes among the Marshallese population in northwest Arkansas. State Sen. Linda Chesterfield introduced the Senate Resolution commending Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus; Peter Kohler, Ph.D., [...]

By | 2017-03-08T15:57:59+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Diabetes Update Presents Latest Treatments

March 6, 2017 | Health care professionals and students gathered in downtown Little Rock on Feb. 17 and 18 to discuss the latest developments in treating diabetes at the 22nd annual UAMS Diabetes Update. The symposium was presented by the UAMS Office of Continuing Education and co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health. It featured [...]

By | 2017-03-06T15:37:29+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Research, University News|0 Comments