Girls Shown Science, Technology Opportunities at UAMS

June 21, 2018 | A couple dozen school-aged girls broke into groups of four and five and spread out across the room. In each group, one girl stood in the center as the rest — armed with a pen, clipboard, paper and measuring tape — outfitted her with round, silvery, shiny markers to track movement. [...]

By | 2018-06-21T17:03:34+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Establishes Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology with $1 Million Gift from Chris Rakhshan

June 20, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology thanks to a $1 million gift from her father, Chris Rakhshan, in gratitude to the physician who saved her life. UAMS will name a professor to the Rakhshan Chair at a later time. Rakhshan, of [...]

By | 2018-06-20T09:05:59+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

May 22, 2018 | Rarely are child temper tantrums a sign of success, but this is one of those circumstances. The WISE program – Together, We Inspire Smart Eating – has been working to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into the diets of Arkansas children since 2011. “Parents come into the program thinking, ‘oh, my [...]

By | 2018-05-22T14:46:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Proteomics Workshops Educate, Promote Collaborations

May 8, 2018 | A skillful proteomics facility translates into improved care for a host of conditions. The research it fosters in identifying the functions of proteins drives the development of new treatments for diseases with high prevalence in Arkansas such as cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The key is a trained, knowledgeable staff. The [...]

By | 2018-05-09T10:57:31+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

History Society Announces Creation of Second Research Award

April 20, 2018 | The establishment of the Edwina Walls Man History of the Health Sciences Advocacy Award was announced at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions on April 12 at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The award will be given to a [...]

By | 2018-04-20T14:10:59+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

April 17, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond. “As the state’s only health sciences university, UAMS is uniquely positioned to address this issue head on [...]

By | 2018-04-17T14:52:25+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments

$300,000 Supplemental Award Aims to Take Bone Research to Pilot Drug

March 28, 2018 | Maria Almeida, Ph.D., is the first researcher at UAMS to receive supplemental funding through the NIAMS STAR program and hopes it will not only take her work to the next level but show other investigators a roadmap for their careers. Almeida, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology in [...]

By | 2018-03-28T10:35:29+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Faculty, Research, University News|0 Comments

New Opioid Studies Led by UAMS Researchers and Collaborating Sites

March 27, 2018 | Funding for two inter-institutional pilot studies looking at opioid abuse was recently announced by the UAMS Translational Research Institute. One study seeks to address opioid use disorders in pregnant women. “The study will harmonize data collection utilizing an iPad-based data collection tool with input from providers and patients,” said Jessica L. Coker, [...]

By | 2018-03-28T09:17:24+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Research, University News|0 Comments

Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., Invested in Women’s Cardiovascular Health Professorship

March 15, 2018 | Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., professor and associate dean for research in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing and co-director of its Ph.D. program, was invested March 12 in the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Professorship. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:33:20+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Faculty, News Release, Research, University News|0 Comments