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UAMS Translational Research Institute Director Laura James, M.D., led a team of five guest editors from institutions across the United States who were published on their efforts to improve clinical trials.

National Journal Devotes Issue to Project Led by TRI’s Laura James, M.D.

April 9, 2024 | UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) Director Laura James, M.D., concluded her tenure as co-chair of the national Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Steering Committee in December with an effort aimed at making clinical trials more informative and of higher quality. Her work, and those of other CTSA leaders, appears in a themed issue of...

David Robinson
Pictured are the four main project leaders: Morten Jensen, Jingxian Wu, Robert Saunders, and Hanna Jensen.

UA, UAMS Awarded $1.9 Million to Create Wearable Device to Detect Blood Loss

April 4, 2024 | The United States Department of Defense awarded a little more than $1.9 million to a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) to develop a wearable device that will assist with the early detection and monitoring of internal and external bleeding. The grant comes as part...

David Wise

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News Release

UAMS Hosts POWER Workshop for Perinatal Health on April 24

April 12, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ARPQC) will hold an all-day perinatal quality improvement workshop April 24 in Little Rock. This workshop is organized in partnership with the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Through Education and Research (POWER), a part of the High-Risk Pregnancy Program at...

Benjamin Waldrum
At last year's Parkinson's Symposium, many attendees used hand-held instruments to participate in an exercise used in music workshops for Parkinson's patients. A picture of people standing up in the auditorium and shaking instruments.
Medical News

UAMS Hosts Free Parkinson’s Symposium April 21

April 12, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — A free, public forum on Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s plus syndromes will be held April 21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The ninth annual Parkinson’s Symposium will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fred Smith auditorium on the 12th floor of the Jackson T....

Linda Satter
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News Release

UAMS Virtual Family Medicine Spring Review Set for April 24-26

April 11, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The 2024 Family Medicine Spring Review at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer up to 14.5 hours of online continuing education April 24–26 for family physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, social workers and certified health educators. Presented by the UAMS College...

Linda Satter
Students from UAMS’ Pathways Academy take part in a casting activity during a 2023 event. The new Arkansas Delta Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy will serve rising high school seniors in the Delta and South Arkansas.
Academic Pathways and Workforce Partnerships

UAMS Accepting Applications for New Health Career Program for High School Seniors in Delta, South Arkansas

April 12, 2024 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is accepting applications for the inaugural summer academy of the Arkansas Delta Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy, an initiative that supports students in the Delta and South Arkansas as they pursue careers in health care. Open to rising high school seniors, HCOP Academy will equip students...

Chris Carmody
Scott Nellis, UAMS' MVP for April 2024

Scott Nellis

April 5, 2024 | Meet Scott Nellis, the MVP for April. Scott serves UAMS as a biomedical equipment tech at the UAMS Urology Surgery Center. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.

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UAMS’ Gyan Sahukhal, Ph.D., Samir Jenkins, Ph.D., and Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., are the first researchers to receive financial and other support from the new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program.
College of Medicine

Three UAMS Research Teams Named Inaugural Recipients of BioVentures Accelerator Awards

April 3, 2024 | BioVentures LLC at UAMS recently announced the selection of three UAMS research teams as the inaugural recipients of its new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program. The accelerator program, which aims to help jump-start the translation of promising scientific discoveries into therapies, is providing the selected projects with substantial benefits, including financial grants up to...

David Robinson

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