May 20, 2022

ARresearch Study Participants Celebrated on Clinical Trials Day

David Robinson

Nathaniel Noble, an ARresearch volunteer, discusses a study with UAMS' Giuseppina “Giusy” Dusio, Ph.D., in this file photo.

As part of international Clinical Trials Day 2022, research leaders saluted the more than 8,400 Arkansas volunteers in the ARresearch registry at UAMS.


April 28, 2022

UAMS’ Kevin Sexton, M.D., Named BioVentures President

David Robinson

Kevin Sexton, M.D., has been named president of BioVentures LLC, based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

LITTLE ROCK — Kevin Sexton, M.D., a surgeon and entrepreneur, has been named president of BioVentures LLC, the technology licensing office and business incubator based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Sexton, an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of Surgery, became interim director in 2021 following the death of…


April 27, 2022

UAMS Testing New Noninvasive Device for Diagnosing Fetal Heart Conditions

David Robinson

UAMS researcher Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., first will test the new optically-pumped magnetometer's effectiveness detecting fetal heart conditions. The noninvasive imaging technology will be tested in the future for its ability to reveal other important functional details of fetal development.

LITTLE ROCK — Three grants in six months from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., explore promising noninvasive methods for diagnosing serious fetal health conditions. The grants total $4.4 million and support his pioneering work with sensor arrays that can reveal important…


April 14, 2022

Four UAMS Researchers Win Entrepreneurship Competitions, Including $25,000 Governor’s Cup

David Robinson

Shana Owens, Ph.D., presented her research during the UAMS Translational Research Institute's recent Research Day.

A virus test developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to help prevent a common cat cancer won the top $25,000 prize at the Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on March 31. Shana Owens, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, invented…


April 7, 2022

UAMS COVID-19 Study Earns Publication’s Translational Science Award

David Robinson

A Marshallese resident in Northwest Arkansas receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

A UAMS team’s article on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy recently received the 2022 Clinical and Translational Science Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT). The study, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Race/Ethnicity, Trust and Fear,” became the most downloaded paper in 2021 from ASCPT’s journal Clinical and Translational Science. The study was conducted by…


March 18, 2022

UAMS to Host In-Person Summer Day Camp for Grades 9-11

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a free in-person summer day camp June 13-17 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The science-themed SONOcamp is limited to 60 students in Little Rock and surrounding areas. Apply here. Applications are due by March 30. During the…


March 16, 2022

Study Puts More Than 50 UAMS Faculty Among Top 2% of Influential Researchers

David Robinson

Shuk Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said the lengthy list of influential UAMS faculty is a testament to the institution’s high priority for research.

LITTLE ROCK — A study by Stanford University lists over 50 current and retired UAMS faculty among the top 2% of most influential researchers. The study is based on an analysis of Scopus, the largest database of peer-reviewed research literature. To determine the most influential researchers, the study authors used a combination of citation metrics…


March 2, 2022

High School Student Earns Spot on UAMS Research Team

David Robinson

Anu Iyer, a junior at Little Rock Central High School, was invited to join a UAMS research team studying Parkinson's disease.

When a UAMS Parkinson’s disease research project needed someone with machine learning expertise, Fred Prior, Ph.D., asked Anu Iyer if she would be interested. It would have been a routine invitation among researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), but Iyer is a junior at Little Rock’s Central High School. Prior, Iyer’s…


March 1, 2022

UAMS Receives National Accreditation for Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

David Robinson

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program fellows are: (l-r) Salem AlGhamdi, MBBS (emergency medicine); Daniel Liu, M.D. (pediatrics); Lori Wong, M.D. (preventive medicine); and Jacob Wooldridge, M.D. (pathology). Pictured separately below is Obeid Shafi, M.D. (pediatrics).

LITTLE ROCK — The  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently became the only institution in Arkansas and among the first in the country to gain national accredition of its Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program for physicians. The fellowship accreditation comes from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), providing 10 years of continued…


February 11, 2022

UAMS Part of New Statewide Core Facilities Exchange for Researchers

David Robinson

The Core Facilities Exchange (CFE) allows researchers across Arkansas to share resources and equipment.

The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) on Tuesday launched the Core Facilities Exchange (CFE), which allows researchers across Arkansas to share resources and equipment. The CFE is a partnership with the six major research facilities in Arkansas, including the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The launch and demonstration of the web-based CFE platform included remarks…



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