November 15, 2018

Nov. 27 Science Café — ‘Bones: Makem or Breakem’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Bones: Makem or Breakem, on Nov. 27. Panelists will explain how bones are formed, broken and repaired, as well as discuss factors that affect bone health and strength. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m….


November 1, 2018

Graduate School Career Day Celebrates Multitude of Career Paths

Amy Widner

Dr. Berg giving presentation

The UAMS Graduate School Career Day for Biomedical Sciences is an annual way to celebrate the variety and excitement of a career path made available by a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences. About 160 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from UAMS, Arkansas and surrounding states attended the Oct. 18 event, which featured six speakers,…


October 22, 2018

First-Year Med Students Showcase Anatomy Findings

Amy Widner

Students at podium

Teams of first-year College of Medicine students concluded their nine-week full-body dissection course recently by presenting their findings before faculty and peers. The Human Structure Student Research Conference was held Oct. 12 in the Education II building and featured 35 teams of five. The students were asked to prepare professional written and oral presentations detailing…


UAMS Symposium Nov. 16 Offers Education on Tobacco Cessation

Amy Widner

All health care providers – from clinic staff to pharmacists to physicians – play a part in helping a patient quit tobacco. The 2018 Tobacco and Disease Symposium, set for 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will offer up to eight accredited continuing education hours…


October 16, 2018

McElfish Named Vice Chancellor for UAMS Northwest Campus

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. McElfish

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice chancellor of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). McElfish has been serving as associate vice chancellor since Peter Kohler, M.D., retired as vice chancellor in 2016. As vice chancellor, McElfish will lead all campus-wide efforts, provide leadership to ensure…


October 12, 2018

Oct. 23 Science Café — ‘The Science of Shock’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, The Science of Shock, on Oct. 23. Panelists will discuss the various types of shock that can result from physical injury, heart attack, allergic reaction, severe infection and more. Science Café will be from 7-9…


October 10, 2018

Family and Preventive Medicine Receives 5-Year $3.29 Million Grant from CDC to Reduce Obesity

Amy Widner

Whiteside-Mansell and Dubriske near Family Medicine sign

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.29 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta. The State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN)…


October 4, 2018

UAMS Tops Half a Million in Oct. 2 Day of Giving

Amy Widner

Group photo with check

Over a 24-hour period beginning early Oct. 2 and ending in the wee hours of Oct. 3, the foundation for UAMS received more than $500,000 for the state’s only health sciences university in response to the second annual UAMS Day of Giving fundraising campaign.


October 1, 2018

Research Induction Ceremony Marks Formal Beginning to Ph.D. Path

Amy Widner

Student helped into white coat

One minute they were all students — the next, they were scientists.

It’s a little bit of magic that happens annually at the UAMS Graduate School’s Research Induction Ceremony, when Ph.D. candidates from a variety of disciplines put on the white lab coats that symbolize their dedication to science.


September 27, 2018

Showcase Puts COBREs in Spotlight

Amy Widner

People talking and looking at posters

Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so.



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