September 19, 2018

Visiting Lecturer: Swelling Key to Diagnosing Mozart’s Death

David Robinson

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., pointed to Mozart's edema/anasarca (swelling) as key to his theory on Mozart's death.

Sept. 19, 2018 | At 35, Mozart was feeling well and was as productive as ever, then a sudden illness killed him less than two months before his 36th birthday. The cause of death has been the subject of speculation ever since, with more than 100 proposed diagnoses. Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., MBA, was invited…

September 18, 2018

Public Invited to Attend Fall 2018 UAMS Community Scientist Academy

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans interested in having a voice in UAMS research programs or simply learning how research is done are invited to participate in UAMS’ Fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy. Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, the Community Scientist Academy will be on Tuesdays each week beginning Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, from…

August 30, 2018

Health Summit Invites Faith and Community Leaders, Health Care Providers and Researchers

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas faith leaders, community leaders, students, educators, health care providers, social workers, and researchers are invited to the FAITH Network Summit on Sept. 14 to address health disparities in the state. The conference, presented by the FAITH Network, is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Centre at University Park in…

August 23, 2018

UAMS’ Registry Hits 5,000 Volunteer Milestone

David Robinson

Anita Rose, of North Little Rock, said her mother's breast cancer inspired her to join the volunteer registry.

Aug. 23, 2018 | A registry that matches people’s health interests with research studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) now has more than 5,000 Arkansans signed up.

July 16, 2018

UAMS Graduates 17 in Latest Community Scientist Academy

David Robinson

The Community Scientist Academy graduates included: Back row from left : Victoria Akins, Alexandra Wilson, LaToya Wilson, and Ti Davis Front row from left: Jajuan Johnson, Breana Taylor, Angela Aikens, Ashely Young and Jan Bowen. Not pictured: Not pictured: Cynthia Booker, Josie Elton, Terri Floyd, Shalonda Stewart, Bailejone Lagoye, Clay McCastlain, Sharmin Moody and John Paul Nolan, Jr.

July 16, 2018 | Ashley Young, one of 17 graduates of the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s spring 2018 Community Scientist Academy, said graduation night was bittersweet. “I loved it. I’m sad that it wasn’t longer,” the Little Rock resident said of the six-week program. “I loved the interactive activities, and I loved how we had…

July 11, 2018

UAMS Researcher Receives Funding from Liver Diseases Foundation

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Mitchell R. McGill, Ph.D., has received the 2018 Pinnacle Research Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation, the largest private supporter of liver disease research in the United States. McGill, an assistant professor in the College of Public…

May 31, 2018

UAMS Gives Students Close-Up of Opioids Treatment, Research

David Robinson

May 31, 2018 | As 19 Arkansas undergraduate students listened quietly, the 20-year-old opioid addict, sitting a few feet away, talked with a UAMS psychiatrist and then a UAMS psychologist about her failed attempts to quit using. The messy addiction story of “Lynn,” with treatment medications she dislikes and friends who enjoy using drugs, highlighted…

May 25, 2018

UAMS Clinical Trials Day Punctuated by Success Stories

David Robinson

May 25, 2018 | In May 2006, Harold “Hap” Peterson was advised to get his affairs in order by UAMS cancer specialist Laura Hutchins, M.D. He had late-stage melanoma, a type of skin cancer, with tumors spreading throughout his body. He was shocked to hear he had only three to six months to live. “I…

May 22, 2018

UAMS’ Amy Jo Jenkins to Lead International Society of Clinical Research Professionals Board

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Amy Jo Jenkins, M.S., C.C.R.P., executive director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute, has been named president-elect of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Board of Directors. SOCRA, a nonprofit, charitable and educational membership organization, provides an internationally recognized certification program for clinical research professionals…

May 14, 2018

UAMS Invites Public to Clinical Trials Day Celebration May 21

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is inviting the public to attend its celebration of Clinical Trials Day on May 21, 2018. The celebration will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the first floor lobby of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Attendees can enjoy snacks and drinks…

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