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April 12, 2024

UAMS Hosts POWER Workshop for Perinatal Health on April 24

Benjamin Waldrum

Shot of a mother to be caressing her baby bump

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ARPQC) will hold an all-day perinatal quality improvement workshop April 24 in Little Rock. This workshop is organized in partnership with the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Through Education and Research (POWER), a part of the High-Risk Pregnancy Program at…


April 9, 2024

National Journal Devotes Issue to Project Led by TRI’s Laura James, M.D.

David Robinson

UAMS Translational Research Institute Director Laura James, M.D., led a team of five guest editors from institutions across the United States who were published on their efforts to improve clinical trials.

UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) Director Laura James, M.D., concluded her tenure as co-chair of the national Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Steering Committee in December with an effort aimed at making clinical trials more informative and of higher quality. Her work, and those of other CTSA leaders, appears in a themed issue of…


April 3, 2024

UAMS Celebrates First Graduates of Community Health Worker Training Program

David Wise

Pictured are the April 2024 graduates of the Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program.

FAYETTEVILLE — The UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation will graduate seven community health workers (CHW) this month, celebrating the first class to complete the one-year Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program. The institute, formerly the UAMS Office of Community Health & Research, has enrolled 88 CHWs from 21 counties across Arkansas since starting…


April 2, 2024

Distinguished Cancer Researcher, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Leadership

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Yong Zhu in his research lab

Prominent cancer epidemiologist, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as associate director for population science and translational science. He also holds an appointment as professor of epidemiology in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Zhu joins UAMS after serving for…


April 1, 2024

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Advises Eye Protection for April Eclipse

Benjamin Waldrum

Child wearing eclipse glasses

Proper eye protection is highly important when viewing an eclipse, said experts at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. On April 8, the continental United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. This amazing phenomenon will be the first total eclipse to cross…


30+ Year Leukemia Survivor to Share Story at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute April 17

Marty Trieschmann

Mel Mann

Mel Mann, a retired U.S. Army major and 32-year chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) survivor, will speak to cancer patients, caregivers and health care providers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute grand rounds on Wednesday, April 17. The free event will be held at noon in the Walton…


March 27, 2024

Addressing Health Disparities in Arkansas: The Importance of Preventive Care

David Wise

Health care worker giving a patient a blood pressure

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. April marks Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about racial and ethnic health disparities faced across the United States. Arkansas is home to many diverse communities, and unfortunately, some groups still experience worse health outcomes than others. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, non-White communities in the state…


March 26, 2024

UAMS Awarded $11.48 Million Federal Grant to Establish Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Robert Eoff

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a five-year, $11.48 million federal grant to create the Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer (CMIC). The grant was awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. COBRE grants are awarded to…


March 25, 2024

Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., Join UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Network

Marty Trieschmann

Two UAMS doctors in white coats

Oncologists Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to support the expansion of UAMS cancer services to Baptist Health locations. Konda is a medical oncologist treating patients at the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She is a…


March 18, 2024

UAMS Gastrointestinal Cancer Experts Share Perspectives at 24th C.W. Rasco Symposium

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Rang Govindarajan speaks to Dr. Jaffer Ajani

About 150 physicians, nurses and researchers gathered Friday, March 8 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for the 24th C.W. Rasco Symposium on gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. The in-person event showcased some of the latest information on GI cancer screening, detection, treatment and research. Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D., chief of the UAMS Division of Hematology…



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