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 [...]

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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 Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

Aug. 16, 2017 | The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers. “Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:09:08+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Research, University News|0 Comments

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Sept. 5, 2017 — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:22:49+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Research, UAMS 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

Undergrads Practice ‘Dialogue of Science’ at Summer Research Symposium

Aug. 1, 2017 | Undergraduate scientists from across Arkansas wore buttons provided by the UAMS Graduate School that said “Ask Me about My Research” July 26 at the Central Arkansas Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. “Talking about science should be like talking about the weather. It should come that naturally,” said Grover P. Miller, Ph.D., professor [...]

By | 2017-08-01T13:44:57+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Research, Student, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Possible Treatment for Radiation Injury

July 31, 2017 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $2.97 million, five-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to investigate a possible treatment for the long-term health effects from injury caused by exposure to high levels of radiation. Marjan Boerma, [...]

By | 2017-08-01T09:09:47+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Research, University News|0 Comments

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