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Summer interns at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

UAMS Internship Program Inspires Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

Sept. 27, 2022 | When asked what he did this summer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) medical student Wyatt D’Spain gives a rather unusual response. “I learned how to grow a tumor in a flask, infect it with a virus and reassess how it affected the tumor’s viability,” he said. D’Spain’s summer project was conducted safely under...

Marty Trieschmann
Pregnant woman getting a check-up

UAMS Receives $5 Million Grant to Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health

Sept. 26, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve maternal health care in Arkansas. The funding from Health Resources and Services Administration will help increase access to maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities and assist in tackling...

David Wise
David Ussery, Ph.D.

UAMS Researchers Find Changes in Monkeypox Genome That May Explain Its Recent Rapid Spread

Sept. 26, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — The rapid spread of monkeypox is unlike the virus’ past outbreaks and may be a result of genetic mutations identified by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Led by UAMS’ David Ussery, Ph.D., the UAMS team published its findings this month in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The team compared...

David Robinson

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Mississippi County on Arkansas Map
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UAMS, Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Mississippi County

Sept. 23, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Jennifer McGinnis and Jennifer Whitfield were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Mississippi County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, McGinnis and Whitfield are available to...

David Wise
Phillips County on Arkansas Map
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UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Phillips County

Sept. 23, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Sheila Hardison was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Phillips County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Hardison is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education...

David Wise
Participants stand together after the White Coats for Black Lives event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UAMS Speaks Out Against Racial Inequities in Health Care

Sept. 23, 2022 | Students and employees gathered in front of UAMS Medical Center to oppose disparities and structural racism in health care that adversely affect Black communities and to hear about efforts by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide equitable care for everyone. The White Coats for Black Lives event was first held in...

Chris Carmody
Monroe County on Arkansas Map
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UAMS, Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Monroe County

Sept. 23, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Gracelyn Caplener, Ashtyn Mullinax and Lauren Turner were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help people in Monroe County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Caplener, Mullinax and Turner are available to answer basic health...

David Wise
Pike County on Arkansas Map
News Release

UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Pike County

Sept. 23, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – DeEtte McCauley was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Pike County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, McCauley is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education...

David Wise
Daman Singh
College of Pharmacy

White Coats Symbolize New Beginnings for College of Pharmacy Class of 2026

Sept. 22, 2022 | Members of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy (COP) Class of 2026 received their white coats in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 9, marking the beginning of their journey in pharmacy school. The event, held at Connor Performing Arts Center at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, had a lively atmosphere, with...

Benjamin Waldrum

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