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UAMS to Host Fifth Annual Day of Giving Oct. 12

LITTLE ROCK — Beginning Oct. 12, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host its fifth annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event to help advance the institution’s mission and contribute to better health for all Arkansans. Started in 2017, the event is UAMS’ largest single-day philanthropic effort, helping energize patient care,…

Kenyon Coiley, October 2022 MVP

October MVP — Kenyon Coiley

Meet Kenyon Coiley, the MVP for October. Kenyon serves UAMS as a food preparation supervisor in UAMS Patient Food Services for the Psychiatric Research Institute. In the course of his work, he puts into practice the UAMS values of being polite, friendly, respectful, thoughtful, optimistic and compassionate. Here’s what his nominator wrote: Kenyon has worked…

Lenora Newsome

Small-Town Arkansas Roots Run Deep for College of Pharmacy Alumnus

Lenora Newsome, P.D., COP ’80, has had a distinguished career as a pharmacist, and she’s not done yet. She’s seen the profession evolve significantly over the years and now helps shape where pharmacy is headed next through her positions on state and national boards. However, a pharmacy career wasn’t initially on her radar. At first,…

Godwin, Smith, Koonce

College of Pharmacy Students Refine Their Skills in Graduate Program

The UAMS College of Pharmacy continues to evolve along with the pharmacy profession itself, and its students are reaping the benefits of a more diverse pharmacy education. One area where this diverse education is evident is the college’s Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy or “PEP” track, which offers a master’s degree and a Ph.D. focused on…

UAMS Cancer Researcher Dr. Marius Nagalo in his lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Marius Nagalo, Ph.D., Receives American Association for Cancer Research Award

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Bolni Marius Nagalo, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Career Development Award. The $300,000 award will help Nagalo expand his novel research on virotherapy to treat advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma — work he is conducting in the labs at the UAMS…

Veronica Smith, who directs the UAMS Rural Research Network, speaks with Ruiqi Cen, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public. Health.

New Researchers Find Valuable Resources at Research Expo 2022

Research Expo 2022 arrived at a great time for Lisa Jansen, Ph.D., and more than 100 other researchers wanting to learn about and leverage the numerous research resources available at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). “I am a new…

John Imig

New Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Imig Sees Opportunity at UAMS

One thing that John Imig, Ph.D., really values is connections. His varied research interests help him find links between disease states. He enjoys passing knowledge on to the next generation. He’s also passionate about bridging the gap between basic science and human health. Imig arrived at UAMS on Sept. 29 as the new chair of…

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