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UAMS' David Ussery, Ph.D., hopes a pilot study of genomic testing for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and COVID-19 patients will lead to more substantial testing across Arkansas.

UAMS Researchers to Test Conway Wastewater, Patients for COVID-19 Variants of Concern

March 4, 2021 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are taking steps to identify genetic variants that make COVID-19 more contagious. Arkansas this week identified its first patient with the more infectious United Kingdom virus variant; it has yet to see other more contagious variants from South Africa and Brazil. “We previously had not found variants...

David Robinson
Sara Shalin, M.D., wearing white coat over business attire.

Sara Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chair of UAMS Department of Dermatology

March 2, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Sara Copeland Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as chair of the Department of Dermatology in the UAMS College of Medicine. “Dr. Shalin has done an exceptional job as interim chair of Dermatology since last March, advancing the department’s efforts in clinical care, research and education, while providing excellent support for her...

Linda Satter
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UAMS Establishes Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center

March 2, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A new center using evidence-based research to inform public health practice in criminal justice settings has been established by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC) is directed by Nick Zaller, Ph.D.,...

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Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Oct. 15, 2020 | Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to...

Ashley McNatt
COPH Writing Retreat

Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat

Oct. 7, 2020 | Researchers spent two days recently, distraction free, writing at the 2020 UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provided an environment for researchers, students, faculty, post-docs, and community partners to come together and enhance their writing skills and dissemination of research findings. In particular, the retreat aimed to increase...

Ashley McNatt
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March MVP — Joseph Woodall

March 3, 2021 | Dear Team UAMS, Each month, I have the pleasure of recognizing and celebrating an employee who represents the UAMS values of compassion, hard work and dedication. The MVP for March is just such a person, and I am pleased to announce that Joseph Woodall is our honoree. Joe is senior systems administrator, advanced, for UAMS...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas

Oct. 8, 2020 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood. The project will contribute to short-...

Ashley McNatt
Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.
Patient Stories

Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Oct. 5, 2020 | Lee Butler loves to garden. Her family and her neighbors all enjoy the abundant foliage of hosta plants and ferns as well as the blooms on the rose and azalea bushes surrounding her Sherwood home. “People ask me how I have time to make them all so beautiful. I tell them, “It didn’t start out...

Katrina Dupins
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Vote for UAMS Nominations in AY’s Best of 2021

March 4, 2021 | The voting in AY’s Best of 2021 is open. Here are the categories that include UAMS and UAMS providers you can vote for: Best surgeon (lower extremity) – Lowry Barnes Best place to have a baby – UAMS Best nurse practitioner  – Ebonye Green Best hospital – UAMS Best in Neurology – Sarah Cobb To...

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