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Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics, (center) is the UAMS College of Medicine’s 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award recipient. He is joined on stage by his nominator, Renee Bornemeier, M.D., (left) and Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and dean.

College of Medicine Celebrates Outstanding Faculty, Staff at Dean’s Honor Day

May 25, 2022 | The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) celebrated exemplary educators, clinicians, scientists and service-minded team members — including a longtime champion of diversity — at its annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony. The 2022 Distinguished Faculty Service Award was presented to Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, a professor of pediatrics who...

Tamara Robinson
The virtual event featured a video of Chinese families who grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

Webinar Focuses on Asian Americans’ Experiences in South

May 25, 2022 | May 25, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a virtual event May 18 during which panelists shared their experiences growing up as Asian Americans in the South. The panelists were Dora Smith, M.D., director of inpatient obstetric services and an associate professor in the...

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UAMS Celebrates Underrepresented and Minority Students at Virtual Graduation

May 24, 2022 | May 24, 2022 | There was a mood of celebration during the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion’s (DDEI) 2022 Virtual Graduation ceremony, with several speakers encouraging graduates to take time to acknowledge what they have accomplished, and what they had to overcome. “To our graduates, today we...

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Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., in white coat
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Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., Joins UAMS as Medical Director of Heart Restoration Program

May 24, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Kalaivani Sivakumar, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as medical director of the heart restoration, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant program. The Heart Restoration Program, designed to serve patients who are in the very early to very late stages of heart failure, started in January. It...

Linda Satter
Laura James, M.D., hopes the final phase of research will lead to FDA approval of the rapid test for acetaminophen toxicity.
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UAMS Begins Final Study of First Rapid Test for Acetaminophen Toxicity with $3.2 Million Grant

May 23, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK —The first rapid diagnostic test for acetaminophen toxicity has cleared a major hurdle on its long road to the marketplace from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The test’s inventors, UAMS’ Laura James, M.D., Jack Hinson, Ph.D., and Dean Roberts, Ph.D., received a three-year, $3.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH)...

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COVID-19 Preventive Measures Signs
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Researchers Find Links between Sociodemographic Factors, COVID-19 Preventative Efforts

May 25, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Arkansans wore masks and washed their hands regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, fewer Arkansas limited social interactions, according to a study conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, “Relationship Between Sociodemographic Factors, Perceived COVID-19...

David Wise
Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D.
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Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

May 23, 2022 | The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D. He will pursue research opportunities in Ireland. The grant is a reflection of Curran’s leadership and contributions to society, according to the Fulbright...

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Nathaniel Noble, an ARresearch volunteer, discusses a study with UAMS' Giuseppina “Giusy” Dusio, Ph.D., in this file photo.

ARresearch Study Participants Celebrated on Clinical Trials Day

May 20, 2022 | As part of today’s international Clinical Trials Day 2022, research leaders saluted the more than 8,400 Arkansas volunteers in the ARresearch registry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “We have had an incredible response from people in all 75 counties who want to be part of our research,” said Jean McSweeney, Ph.D.,...

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