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…

December 5, 2022

Hands-on Program at UAMS Encourages Young Women to Consider Orthopaedics as Career

David Robinson

Theresa Wyrick, M.D., (center) instructs high school students during a hands-on session of the Perry Outreach Program workshop at UAMS.

Thirty-five female high school students from across the state spent a recent Saturday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where they learned techniques for repairing bone fractures from a group of female orthopaedic doctors, primarily from UAMS. Led by UAMS orthopaedic hand specialist Theresa Wyrick, M.D., the hands-on workshop was part of…

December 2, 2022

Three Grants Aiding UAMS-Based Program’s Efforts to Expand Research in Arkansas

David Robinson

Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., leads the Arkansas INBRE Program.

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-based program will use $614,117 from three recent grants to expand biomedical research in Arkansas. The three grants are administrative supplements to the Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program, awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….

November 14, 2022

UAMS Using $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Bacterium that Causes Tick-borne Relapsing Fever

David Robinson

Jon Blevins, Ph.D., in his lab with a Cytiva ÄKTA pure chromatography system used for purification of proteins in his research of tick-borne relapsing fever.

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a new federal grant to study genetic systems of the bacterium that causes tick-borne relapsing fever to better understand their molecular functions and reveal possible drug targets. UAMS’ Jon Blevins, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Medicine Department of…

November 9, 2022

NIH Funds UAMS Study Addressing Urgent Health Needs of Pregnant Marshallese Women

David Robinson

Britni Ayers, Ph.D., is leading the study involving small groups of pregnant Marshallese women and health care navigators to improve health outcomes.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team in Northwest Arkansas will study a potential way to improve health outcomes of pregnant Marshallese women using group-based care and health care navigators. Led by UAMS researcher Britni Ayers, Ph.D., the study of maternal health care involving small groups of women, known…

October 25, 2022

NIH Awards UAMS $7.9 Million to Create More Space for Pandemic Response, Infectious Disease Research

David Robinson

UAMS’ Daniel Voth, Ph.D., is leading the NIH grant supporting renovations to increase infectious disease research space in the building behind him.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $7.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to expand its infectious disease research capacity and establish a Pandemic Response and Public Health Laboratory by renovating existing research space. The renovation will create about 9,900 square feet of additional research space…

October 13, 2022

NIH Funds UAMS Effort to Close Patient Outcome Gaps Across U.S. Level 1 and 2 Trauma Centers

David Robinson

Mathias Brochhausen, Ph.D. (right), and Kevin Sexton, M.D., will test which organizational features affect patient outcomes at 230 Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers.

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are hoping to help close wide gaps in trauma patient outcomes across the United States by harnessing new data to help trauma center leaders improve outcomes. Led by Mathias Brochhausen, Ph.D., and Kevin Sexton, M.D., the researchers will test which organizational features affect patient…

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