Sept. 11, 2013 | The life and times of a pioneering doctor, farmer, philosopher, naturalist and independent thinker on the “wild frontier” of Arkansas during the last half of the nineteenth century was brought to life at a celebration of a new book featuring significant contributions from several UAMS faculty and library staff.
Oct. 24, 2012 | Medical ethics. Health care access. Privacy issues. Scientific research. The story of Henrietta Lacks has it all. The one thing it doesn’t have is her consent. Born in Virginia in 1920, Lacks was only 31 years old when cervical cancer claimed her life. Although she has been dead for more than 60 years, her “immortal” cells have influenced — and continue to influence — research and major medical breakthroughs in ways no one could have predicted.