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September 21, 2018

Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro Receives $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Third-year medical student Zoe Weeks (center), flanked by UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., shakes hands with Corey Little, president of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co.

Sept. 21, 2018 | Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro has been awarded the $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Weeks, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University…


August 17, 2018

White Coats Mark Beginning of Medical School Journey for COM Class of 2022

Amy Widner

Group shot of UAMS College of Medicine students

As Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., began her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Medicine Class of 2022, she said she felt like she was officiating a wedding.


August 15, 2018

AR SAVES Uses Simulation to Teach Students about Stroke

Ben Boulden

MASH students visiting the UAMS Simulation Center roleplay diagnosing a stroke patient through the AR SAVES network.

Aug. 14, 2018 | Although the high school students in the UAMS Simulation Center this summer may not have been stroke doctors or nurses yet, they got a chance to play those roles on TV and learn to recognize stroke symptoms.


August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research Symposium

Amy Widner

Student showing poster to professor

Aug. 3, 2018 | Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk…


August 1, 2018

Virtual Dissection Enables UAMS Students to Explore Human Anatomy

Amy Widner

Professor and student using smart table

Aug. 1, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has acquired a 4K-resolution virtual dissection table that allows students to explore human anatomy in 3D with simple gestures common on the average smartphone. Students can swipe, scroll and zoom to rotate images in 3D, explore inside the human body, swipe off sections with…


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)…


June 11, 2018

Two Ph.D. Graduates Head to Post-docs at Emory

Amy Widner

Johnsasha and Kimberly pose for photo

June 11, 2018 | Two Ph.D. students in the spring graduating class of the UAMS Graduate School have accepted positions at Emory University in Atlanta to continue their postdoctoral work. “They will join other UAMS alumni at Emory for us to have a strong presence there,” said Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the…


May 30, 2018

Ph.D. Candidate Bolden Wins Prestigious SREB Fellowship

Amy Widner

Bolden working in lab

May 30, 2018 | Ever since Ph.D. candidate Chris Bolden can remember, he’s been fascinated by how small changes can have big impacts in the biological world. Today, he studies how he can harness for positive purposes one of the basic functions of viruses, using them to deliver antibodies into cells that work against methamphetamine…


May 21, 2018

UAMS Graduates 969 Health Care Professionals

Lee Hogan

UAMS celebrated 969 new health care professionals at its 2018 commencement ceremony May 19 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

May 19, 2018 | Degrees and certificates were awarded to 969 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 19 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 157 in the College of Medicine; 282 in the College of Nursing; 111…


May 17, 2018

Wright, Sterba Honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year

Amy Widner

Dean giving faculty award to Wright

May 17, 2018 | Patricia Wright, Ph.D., R.N., and Kristen Sterba, Ph.D., were honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year at the Graduate School Spring Reception, where two new awards for administrative support were also given to Pam Kahler and Johnpaul Jones. “It’s been a great year for the graduate school,” said Robert E. McGehee…



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