Faculty


September 27, 2018

Showcase Puts COBREs in Spotlight

Amy Widner

People talking and looking at posters

Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so.


September 26, 2018

UAMS Receives $1.27 Million Grant for Educational Outreach with Little Rock School District

Amy Widner

Dr. Phelan with ultrasound machine to neck

Sept. 26, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.27 million science education research grant to teach Little Rock School District students about STEM careers and cardiovascular health using handheld ultrasound devices and other interactive technology. The five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) comes from the National Institute of General…


September 20, 2018

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 25-27

Linda Haymes

The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is available through Oct….


September 19, 2018

William Ventres, M.D., Invested in Ben Saltzman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine

Benjamin Waldrum

William "Bill" Ventres, M.D. (second from left) with his wife, Estella, and daughter Cory, as well as (from left) College of Medicine Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D., Erick Messias, M.D. and Daniel Knight, M.D.

Sept. 19, 2018 | William “Bill” Ventres, M.D., M.A., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 17 as the holder of the Ben Saltzman, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine.


September 13, 2018

CHP Scholarly Accomplishments – First Half of 2018

Robert Tolleson

CHP Logo

 Scholarly Accomplishments (First Half of 2018: January 1- June 30, 2018) PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Serai, SD Naidu AP, T Andrew Burrow, Prada CE, Xanthakos S, Towbin AJ.  Correlating Liver Stiffness with Disease Severity Scoring System (DS3) Values in Gaucher Disease type 1 (GD1) Patients.  Mol Genet Metab. 2018 Mar. 123(3):357-63. PMID:  29361370 Mistry PK, Balwani…


August 7, 2018

Pharmacy Dean, Professor Visit to Bolivia, Plan for Exchange Program

Ben Boulden

Cesar Compadre, left, and Dean Keith Olsen examine and discuss a medicinal plant growing in the Bolivian countryside.

Aug. 2, 2018 | Before a meaningful exchange can take place between people, connections must be made, and earlier this summer, the UAMS College of Pharmacy made them in Bolivia. Both the college’s Dean Keith Olsen, Pharm.D., and Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., professor in the college’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and stayed…


July 25, 2018

Study Finds Mentorship Could Reduce Gender Gap in Radiology

Amy Widner

Researchers at computer

July 25, 2018 | With each new class of medical students, the gender gap gets smaller – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Roopa Ram, M.D., has seen that change translate to radiology as a specialty. A historically male-dominated specialty, radiology nationwide has been slow to change. While medical student classes in general are closer…


July 23, 2018

Training Grant of More Than $740,000 to Encourage Drug Development Renewed for Five Years

Amy Widner

Dr. Mayeux outside of biomedical building

July 23, 2018 | A prestigious grant has been renewed for $742,840 over five years that gives Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) an added foundation in pharmacology and toxicology research. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded the Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Grant (T32)…


July 18, 2018

Researcher Aims to Improve Mobile Tools for Mental Health

Amy Widner

Researcher and research assistant with phone

July 18, 2018 | A UAMS researcher is exploring ways coaching and other additions might improve a suite of apps that aims to help patients with depression and anxiety. “Whether it’s time, money, geography or stereotypes, we know there are many roadblocks to people having access to therapy, and anxiety and depression can have a…


July 17, 2018

Neurosurgery Department’s Gender, Racial Diversity Bucks National Trends

Amy Widner

Group photo of faculty

July 17, 2018 | Looking around the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS, you would be forgiven for not knowing that brain surgery is a profession with a reputation for a lack of diversity. That is because the makeup of the department doesn’t reflect national trends. Three of its 10 faculty are female. Of its 11…



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