May 13, 2022

Gift Bags Offer Encouragement and a Chance to Give Back

Tim Taylor

A former patient herself, Anna Ruth Merritt and members of the Mosaic church in Conway made gift bags for the patients in the Women’s Inpatient Unit at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

With her ever-present smile and energetic personality, one might not comprehend the struggles that Anna Ruth Merritt has dealt with since she was a young girl.

May 11, 2022

Netflix’s ‘Bandersnatch’ Inspires UAMS Researchers’ Opioid Misuse Game for Adolescents

Seth Hooker

Ronald Thompson Jr., Ph.D., presents a poster on the study of a game app that aims to prevent prescription opioid misuse among adolescents.

LITTLE ROCK — Alison Oliveto, Ph.D., and Ronald Thompson Jr., Ph.D., know that kids love video games. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers also know that kids don’t love out-of-touch literature about the dangers of drugs. So, they decided to present the repercussions of prescription drug misuse in an interactive video game…

May 10, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk Draws 1,000, Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Marty Trieschmann

the crowd at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk

More than 1,000 people gathered at War Memorial Stadium early April 30 for the 2nd Annual Be A Part of the Cure Walk benefiting the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Despite predictions of rain, the weather and atmosphere were perfect for the event that brought together cancer survivors, family, friends, physicians, nurses, researchers, and…

May 4, 2022

For Second Year, UAMS Designated as a Center of Excellence for Treating Huntington’s Disease

Linda Satter

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Rohit Dhall, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has designated the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease for the second year in a row. “Continued designation as an HDSA Center of Excellence recognizes our multidisciplinary team’s commitment to providing care to people with…

May 3, 2022

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Celebrates Student Research at Symposium

Marty Trieschmann

Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer and a student

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held its first Celebration of Student Discovery Symposium April 14 for over 30 students, teachers, and some family members from Little Rock Central High School and LISA Academy West interested in cancer research. Students who won or placed in the regional and state science fairs were invited to…

April 25, 2022

UAMS, Presbyterian Village Celebrate 8 Centenarians

Linda Haymes

Margaret Alexander, 103, with her daughters at a Centenarian Celebration luncheon, hosted by Presbyterian Village and the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

For eight Little Rock women, it was the party of the century — all of their centuries. The ladies, all Presbyterian Village retirement community residents, were recently honored for having reached their 100th birthdays.

April 22, 2022

Marshallese Patients Receive “Gift of Sight” Thanks to Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Gift of Sight group photo

The morning of Saturday, April 9 was sunny, and Barmej Tibies had to wear special dark sunglasses to shield her healing eyes. But she felt like a movie star. Tibies and five other Marshallese patients from Northwest Arkansas received cataract surgeries April 8 as part of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s second…

April 20, 2022

UAMS Hosts Panel Discussion on Black Maternal Mortality

Kalee Sexton

Toxic follows Nina, a pregnant Black woman navigating her career, marriage and motherhood while dealing with race-related stress.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hosted a distinguished panel discussion about Black maternal mortality rates and the short film Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story.

April 14, 2022

Four UAMS Researchers Win Entrepreneurship Competitions, Including $25,000 Governor’s Cup

David Robinson

Shana Owens, Ph.D., presented her research during the UAMS Translational Research Institute's recent Research Day.

A virus test developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to help prevent a common cat cancer won the top $25,000 prize at the Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on March 31. Shana Owens, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, invented…

April 12, 2022

UAMS to Hold Drive-Thru Senior Expo in Jonesboro on April 25

Yavonda Chase

UAMS 4th Annual Center on Aging 2022 Senior Expo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center on Aging-Northeast in Jonesboro is holding its fourth annual Senior Expo on April 25 at Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

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