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Theresa Wyrick, M.D., (center) instructs high school students during a hands-on session of the Perry Outreach Program workshop at UAMS.

Hands-on Program at UAMS Encourages Young Women to Consider Orthopaedics as Career

Dec. 5, 2022 | Thirty-five female high school students from across the state spent a recent Saturday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where they learned techniques for repairing bone fractures from a group of female orthopaedic doctors, primarily from UAMS. Led by UAMS orthopaedic hand specialist Theresa Wyrick, M.D., the hands-on workshop was part of...

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Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., leads the Arkansas INBRE Program.

Three Grants Aiding UAMS-Based Program’s Efforts to Expand Research in Arkansas

Dec. 2, 2022 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-based program will use $614,117 from three recent grants to expand biomedical research in Arkansas. The three grants are administrative supplements to the Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program, awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

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Ronald G. Thompson, Ph.D., (left) Andrew James, Ph.D., and Mary Bollinger, Ph.D., (not shown) have designed an app to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.

UAMS Researchers Design App to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

Dec. 1, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — A trio of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have designed a smart phone application to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.

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UAMS College of Pharmacy Professor a Principal Investigator on $1.8 Million, NIH-Funded COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Nov. 28, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., is a principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project aimed at addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural areas. The project, titled “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Community Pharmacies Reducing Disparities Through an Implementation...

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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

UAMS College of Public Health Researcher to Study Ways to Reduce Adverse Infant, Maternal Outcomes for Arkansas Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

Nov. 21, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Clare Brown, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has received a K01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Brown will use the prestigious award, which is worth $496,000 over four years, to conduct...

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UAMS Breast Imaging Director at a UAMS reception in her honor
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Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., Named 2022 Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Nov. 29, 2022 | Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D., was honored Nov. 17 as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary 2022 Distinguished Honoree at a reception at the home of Jennifer and Steve Ronnel. Bryant-Smith, M.D., serves as chief of Breast Imaging, director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Breast Center and Mobile...

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High school students learn how to conduct ultrasound examinations and perform other procedures during the REACH event in Helena-West Helena.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UAMS Event Encourages Students in Delta to Pursue Health Careers

Nov. 23, 2022 | Students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered at Barton High School in Phillips County for an annual event that encourages high school students from the Arkansas Delta to pursue careers in health care. The Raising Exposure and Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) session marked a return to in-person community outreach...

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State Legislators Visit UAMS Women’s Health Center

Nov. 22, 2022 | A group of 20 state legislators recently toured the UAMS Women’s Health Center, where they learned more about the slate of women’s services it provides for patients. Nirvana Manning, M.D., director of Women’s Health services at UAMS Health, gave an overview of the center, which opened in 2020, and answered questions about care. Legislators asked...

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AAPS COP team
College of Pharmacy

UAMS College of Pharmacy Named 2022 AAPS Student Chapter of the Year

Nov. 18, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy continues to receive national recognition for its student organizations, with the college receiving the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ (AAPS) Student Chapter of the Year award at the organization’s annual PharmSci 360 meeting, held Oct. 16-19 in Boston. Each year, AAPS recognizes student chapters...

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