Based on UAMS Research, InterveXion Wins Grants, Partners with BioVentures’ Help

Feb. 20, 2018 | Truly good ideas like the one around which InterveXion was built have staying power. Since InterveXion was established as a company in 2004, granting agencies and others have continued to value both the company and its mission. BioVentures from the first saw merit in the new treatment for methamphetamine abuse developed [...]

By | 2018-02-20T14:02:06+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Research, 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

Doctor, Researcher, Inventor Offers Lessons in Perseverance

Feb. 2, 2018 | Drawing on her early career experiences with rejection, Carrie Byington, M.D., offered some advice during a Jan. 29 lecture at UAMS. As a new physician researcher, Byington, now dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, said all of her initial research papers in 1995 were rejected. “Not by one reviewer [...]

By | 2018-02-02T11:25:51+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Research, 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

Briggs Trust Donates $436,000 for Schizophrenia Research at UAMS

Jan. 3, 2018 | A gift of $436,000 will allow the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to fund additional research into schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions and a loss of touch with reality. The donation from the Caroline T. Briggs Charitable Trust was [...]

By | 2018-01-03T09:59:45+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|News Release, Research, 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