October 13, 2023

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., Named Fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Benjamin Waldrum

Holly Maples

Holly Maples, Pharm.D., a national expert on pediatric infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, was recently named a fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). PIDS is the world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of diseases affecting children. Fellows are those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant…


October 5, 2023

College of Pharmacy Student Chapters Receive National Awards

Benjamin Waldrum

COP SNPhA Team 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy recently received national awards for two of its student organizations — the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. “I am so proud of our students for this well-deserved recognition,” said Ashok Philip, Ph.D., associate dean for student services….


October 3, 2023

NIH Awards UAMS $606,274 to Research Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Kidney Disease

Benjamin Waldrum

Pathak, Jain and Ware

LITTLE ROCK — A team of three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a recent $606,274 grant to investigate how the body’s natural defense mechanisms contribute to cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease. The one-year grant is an administrative supplement to the Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research…


September 21, 2023

Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Looks Ahead to “New Era”

Benjamin Waldrum

Sunny Singh speaking on sickle cell panel

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosted its annual Sickle Cell Symposium on Sept. 12, bringing together leading researchers, clinicians, patients and community advocates to share the latest advancements in sickle cell disease and treatment. The fall event, held in the 12th floor auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Neurosciences & Spine Institute…


September 13, 2023

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program Rises to 9th Nationally in Research Output

Benjamin Waldrum

Jones Eye Institute

The Doximity online networking service recently ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program ninth nationally among 125 programs in research output. The institute rose four places from its ranking of 13th last year. The institute has 16 residency slots and ranked ahead of several…


September 12, 2023

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1 Million for Statewide Naloxone Training Program

Benjamin Waldrum

Meghan Breckling

LITTLE ROCK — A $1 million grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to create a statewide program that will educate and train health care providers on ways to prevent death from opioid overdose. The award funds a five-year project…


September 5, 2023

National Cancer Institute Awards UAMS Researcher $1.8 Million to Study Prevention of Major Chemotherapy Complications

Benjamin Waldrum

Amanda Stolarz COP

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., recently received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stolarz, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator on a study…


September 1, 2023

UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2027 Receives White Coats

Benjamin Waldrum

Atasia Thomas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Class of 2027 received their white coats in a ceremony Aug. 25, marking their transition into pharmacy school. The ceremony, held at Connor Performing Arts Center at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, is the first of three milestone events on the students’ path to…


August 21, 2023

UAMS Hosts Free Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Sept. 12

Benjamin Waldrum

Stella Bowers and Rebecca Camp

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host its annual Sickle Cell Symposium on Sept. 12. The symposium brings together leading researchers, clinicians, patients and community advocates to share the latest advancements in sickle cell disease research and treatment, identify current challenges and gaps, and develop strategies to accelerate progress…


August 18, 2023

There and Back Again: Musayeva Makes Her Way to Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Aytan Musayeva, M.D.

After obtaining her medical degree, Aytan Musayeva, M.D., left her home in Azerbaijan and trained all over Europe before arriving in the United States. Her extensive experience included stays in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. Musayeva arrived in the United States in 2020, working as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts….



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