UAMS Gives Students Close-Up of Opioids Treatment, Research

May 31, 2018 | As 19 Arkansas undergraduate students listened quietly, the 20-year-old opioid addict, sitting a few feet away, talked with a UAMS psychiatrist and then a UAMS psychologist about her failed attempts to quit using. "Lynn," top right, a simulated patient, speaks with UAMS psychiatrist Michael Mancino, M.D., about her opioid addiction. [...]

By | 2018-05-31T16:12:45+00:00 May 31st, 2018|University News|0 Comments

UAMS Researchers Circulating Survey About Medical Marijuana

March 7, 2018 | A first-of-its-kind survey is being circulated in Arkansas by UAMS researchers interested in Arkansans’ attitudes and perceptions about cannabis (marijuana) as state officials prepare to make it available for medical use. Of the 28 other states with medical marijuana, none have conducted surveys prior to its legalization that document public attitudes [...]

By | 2018-03-08T13:24:46+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Translational Research Institute Receives $3.5 Million to Help Speed Discovery

Oct. 11, 2017 | The UAMS Translational Research Institute has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558 through Aug. 31, 2018. The 11 months of funding comes from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It will enable UAMS to continue its [...]

By | 2017-10-16T10:05:59+00:00 October 11th, 2017|News Release, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Invites Public to Fall 2017 Community Scientist Academy

Sept. 8, 2017 | Arkansans interested in having a voice in UAMS research programs or simply learning how research is done are invited to participate in UAMS’ fall 2017 Community Scientist Academy. Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, the Community Scientist Academy will be on Thursdays beginning Sept. 21 through Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. [...]

By | 2017-09-08T16:17:51+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News Release|0 Comments

New Biomedical Informatics Degrees at UAMS to Provide Driving Force for Personalized Medicine

LITTLE ROCK — Three new degrees and a certificate in biomedical informatics to help professionals assess and manage large sets of medical and public health information will soon be offered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Arkansas Department of Higher Education recently approved the three graduate degrees — Doctorate of Philosophy, [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:17:32+00:00 June 5th, 2017|News Release|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

With Time on His Side, NLR Man Survives Stroke

May 4, 2017 | If his family had waited just half an hour more, the prognosis for 91-year-old Wayne Harris would not have been promising. One Saturday afternoon in early March, Cathy Harris was sorting clothes while her husband of 35 years was finishing a meal. “I could see him at the table and he [...]

By | 2017-05-04T13:05:41+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

How a Governor’s Cup Win Got an Assist from the UAMS Translational Research Institute

April 24, 2017 | UAMS’ Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., recently celebrated her team’s victory in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition. The team, Rejuvenics Technologies, won the $25,000 top prize with its idea for commercializing a drug-delivery system to reduce the harmful side effects of chemotherapy. Just under a year ago, the [...]

By | 2017-04-24T11:24:22+00:00 April 24th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

By | 2018-04-04T15:52:33+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

By | 2017-03-13T14:38:41+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments