April 6, 2023

UAMS Invites Public to Attend Community Scientist Academy May 5, 26

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — The public is invited to attend a free, two-day Community Scientist Academy workshop at UAMS on Friday, May 5, and Friday, May 26. The academy will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The workshop is for anyone in the community interested in learning more about health research and…

March 27, 2023

NIH, NSF Fund UAMS Study of Rapid Genomic Testing to Aid Treatment of Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

David Robinson

Se-Ran Jun, Ph.D., hopes her research will lead to rapid, life-saving genomic information for doctors treating the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections.

LITTLE ROCK — Two national grants are helping researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) toward their goal of providing rapid, life-saving genomic information to doctors treating the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections. The study began with a $50,000 pilot award from the UAMS Translational Research Institute, which was used to gather data…

March 13, 2023

UAMS’ Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., Receives National Award for NIH IDeA Contributions

David Robinson

Larry Cornett, Ph.D. (center),received the W. Fred Taylor Ph.D. Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., here with Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D., (left), chair of the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation, and Taylor.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., has received the W. Fred Taylor Ph.D. Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program. The award presentation took place Feb. 28 at the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research…

March 7, 2023

UAMS Midsouth Black Expo Draws 2,100 Attendees

David Robinson

Hayes Miller of Little Rock was among the expo attendees who joined the UAMS ARresearch registry of potential research volunteers.

Among Thelma Shorter’s first stops at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Midsouth Black Expo was the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s booth offering take-home colorectal screening kits. “For colorectal cancer, and all cancers, it’s better to find out if you are at risk sooner rather than later,” said Shorter of Little…

March 1, 2023

Vincenzo Receives $1 Million Grant for PT Research into Falls of Older Adults

David Robinson

Jennifer Vincenzo, left, and Heather Vaughn, a UAMS physical therapist, work with a patient.

Jennifer L. Vincenzo, Ph.D., MPH, PT, recently became the first University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to receive the national Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, which comes with $1 million over five years. The Beeson award stems from an initiative by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at…

February 27, 2023

UAMS Researchers Produce Journal’s Top Cited, Most Downloaded Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

David Robinson

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., MBA, is the study's principal investigator.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team’s article on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has been recognized by the publisher of Clinical and Translational Science for having its top-cited article in 2022 and the most downloaded paper since its publication in 2021. The article, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Race/Ethnicity, Trust and Fear,”…

February 21, 2023

UAMS Advances Health Equity with Computer-Guided Study Consent Forms

David Robinson

Members of the Informed Consent Navigator team include (front, l-r) Mathias Brochhausen, Ph.D., Nicki Spencer, M.H.A., Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES, and Jonathan Bona, Ph.D.; (back row) Justin Whorton, Sarah Fountain, MPH, CPH, CHES, Jennifer Gan-Kemp, MBA, CRS, and Aaron Kemp, MBA.

LITTLE ROCK — A new software tool developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will help researchers quickly create consent documents in plain language for their prospective study volunteers. Called the Informed Consent Navigator, the web-based tool breaks new ground with its ability to guide researchers through the creation of plain-language informed…

February 13, 2023

I³R, UAMS and Health Tech Industry Collaborate to Deliver Innovation for Impact

David Robinson

Members of the collaborating UAMS and University of Arkansas research teams for the prosthesis with the potential to provide sense of touch are (l-r) UAMS surgeons Mark Tait, M.D., John Bracey, M.D., and Erika Petersen, M.D.; and UA researchers James Abbas, Ph.D., Ranu Jung, Ph.D., Sathyakumar Kuntaegowdanahalli and Anil Thota.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R) at the University of Arkansas is collaborating with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and health technology companies and providers on a groundbreaking neural-enhanced prosthesis study, one that has the potential to deliver meaningful sensations of touch, grip force and hand opening…

December 14, 2022

UAMS Researchers See 14.5% Increase in Grant Funding for FY2022

David Robinson

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, credits the dedication of UAMS' researchers and staff for five years of steady growth in grant funding.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 14.5% this past year, with $203.1 million in grants by June 30, 2022, the end of the state’s fiscal year. It is the third consecutive year with double-digit increases in research funding that comes…

December 13, 2022

Graduate School Recognizes Faculty and Students at Annual Holiday Awards Ceremony

David Robinson

Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., presented awards at his last winter ceremony as dean of the UAMS Graduate School.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School recognized students and faculty for their achievements during the school’s Holiday Reception and Award Ceremony on Dec. 9. Graduate School Dean Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., presented the awards, telling attendees that it would be his final winter ceremony as dean. He plans to retire…

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