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Dr. Mitch McGill received a $1.6 million grant to support his study, “The role of phosphatidic acid in liver regeneration after acetaminophen overdose.”

UAMS’ Mitch McGill, Ph.D., Leads $1.6 Million Project Examining Liver Repair

May 15, 2024 | Mitch McGill, Ph.D., has received a $1.64 million grant to examine the fundamental molecular mechanisms of liver repair. McGill, an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is leading the study, “The Role of Phosphatidic Acid in Liver Regeneration...

Kev' Moye
Chancellor Cam Patterson, far right, stops after the ceremony for a photo with the Project SEARCH graduating Class of 2024.

UAMS, Project SEARCH 2024 Graduating Class Succeeds with Mutual Support, Energy

May 14, 2024 | The nine students on stage May 8 at UAMS for their graduation from Project SEARCH showed all the character traits that one instructor said motivated them to complete the nine-month internship program. During that time, LeAnn Robertson, UAMS Project SEARCH instructor/coordinator, said the interns were “passionate, enthusiastic, supportive and motivated.” Project SEARCH Arkansas ACCESS Initiative,...

Ben Boulden
Lela Brown (right), a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Practitioner program, talks with Caitlin Tidwell, program manager for the UAMS College of Nursing, during a January job fair organized through the Advanced Nurse Education Workforce Grant.

2 Federal Grants Support Students in UAMS College of Nursing

May 13, 2024 | Students from two doctoral programs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing are seeing the benefits from a pair of federal grants intended to prepare them for careers in rural and medically underserved communities. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Practitioner program last year received a four-year, $2.6 million...

Chris Carmody

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College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy Student Receives National Pediatric Pharmacy Scholarship

May 17, 2024 | Jessica Allred, a third-year student in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded the John Dice Memorial Student Scholarship from the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA). Allred, a Haskell resident, is one of only two students nationwide to receive the $1,000 scholarship and the first College of Pharmacy student...

Benjamin Waldrum
Fort Smith Baptist Health
News Release

Baptist Health Opens UAMS Milk Bank Depot in Fort Smith

May 16, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — Baptist Health, in support of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Milk Bank, has opened a milk depot at its medical center in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith Baptist Health Milk Depot is a designated space for women to donate milk, which will be sent to the UAMS Milk Bank...

Andrew Vogler
MVP May 2024 -- Cynthia Boyd

Cynthia Boyd

May 9, 2024 | Meet Cynthia Boyd, the MVP for May. Cynthia serves as a registered nurse in Medical Oncology/Transplant. In the course of her work, she puts into practice the UAMS values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence and safety.

Ben Boulden
Holly Maples, Pharm.D., presented her award-winning poster at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2024 Conference.
College of Pharmacy

UAMS’ Holly Maples, Pharm.D., Recognized by National Society for Effort to Improve Antibiotic Utilization in Pediatric UTIs

May 9, 2024 | Holly Maples, Pharm.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, was recently recognized by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America for having a top featured poster abstract, which she presented at the society’s Spring 2024 Conference. The recognition stems from her work as a UAMS Translational Research Institute Implementation Science Scholar. The...

David Robinson
College of Medicine

Jim and Pat Wallis Pledge $500,000 to Establish a Professorship in Radiation Oncology at UAMS

May 8, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — James “Jim” Wallis and Patricia “Pat” Wallis pledged $500,000 to create the James and Patricia Wallis Professorship in Radiation Oncology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology. “I want to thank Jim and Pat Wallis for their continued support of UAMS — through...

Andrew Vogler

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