September 3, 2020

UAMS Researchers Awarded $11.4 Million Grant to Continue Study of Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Ben Boulden

The four new COBRE researchers are, left to right, Amanda Stolarz, Ping-Ching Hsu, Brendan Frett and Caroline Schinke.

LITTLE ROCK — Led by Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., a team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers has received a five-year $11.4 million grant to continue research into the side effects of cancer therapies, including radiation and chemotherapies. The Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), a program of the National Institute of General…

September 2, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Researcher Contributes to Publication of Validation Protocols for Liquid Biopsy to Detect Cancer

Susan Van Dusen

Donald J. Johann, M.D.

Donald J. Johann, M.D., a lung cancer researcher at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), played an integral role in the publication of research related to liquid biopsy tests, or blood tests, for cancer.

September 1, 2020

UAMS Awarded $3.8 Million for National Research Center To Study Effectiveness of Digital Health in Rural Health Care

Ben Boulden

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, introduces U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan at new conference at the Capitol.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a four-year $3.8 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to establish a national research center. The center will examine the effectiveness of digital health in delivering health care in rural areas and hospitals. The grant…

UAMS’ Alan Tackett, Ph.D., Named to NIH Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., was recently named a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics-1 (MCT1) Study Section, one of the major review boards for evaluation of cancer research by the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

August 28, 2020

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., Named Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Frits van Rhee

From the safety and comfort of their homes, 46 guests gathered at their computers Aug. 21 to recognize one of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s highly respected physicians: Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D. At the virtual reception, van Rhee was presented with the Distinguished Honoree Award, a presentation made annually by the Cancer…

Trauma, Stroke Networks Unite to Teach COVID-19 Best Practices, Share Information

Ben Boulden

Jeff Halbert, director of UAMS Respiratory Care, discusses the use the high-flow nasal cannula on an All Sites Call.

As the COVID-19 global pandemic threatened Arkansas in March, many physicians and nurses in rural hospitals across the state had more questions than answers about the new disease. UAMS went to work to answer them. The service is dubbed COVID-19 ED2ED All Sites Calls. More than 1,100 of the state’s health care professionals have taken…

August 27, 2020

The TRIbune Is Here!


In this month’s TRIbune, we catch up with one of our KL2 Program graduates, Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, whose network of faith leaders is providing crucial information about COVID-19 to Arkansas populations most vulnerable to the disease. Bryant-Moore built the network using community engagement principles that have led to multiple awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research…

August 26, 2020

$10.6 Million Federal Grant to Expand National Proteomics Resource at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

A $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to greatly expand its proteomics resource. This grant will establish the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics as the first NIH National Resource in Arkansas, which will serve biomedical researchers across the entire nation.

August 24, 2020

UAMS Researchers See 43% Funding Increase in FY2020

David Robinson

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said new research approaches have helped spur funding growth.

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 43% this past year, with $158.1 million in grants by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The bulk of the funding is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal…

August 13, 2020

Broadband Grants up to $75,000 Available to Rural Arkansas Communities through UAMS

David Robinson

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation is accepting applications from Arkansas communities for broadband grants of up to $75,000 each.

LITTLE ROCK — Thirty grants of up to $75,000 each are available to help rural Arkansas communities apply for federal grants and loans to make broadband accessible to their residents. The “Rural Broadband I.D. Expenses Trust Fund Grant,” sponsored by state Sen. Missy Irvin, is funded by the state’s Restricted Reserve Fund and federal coronavirus…

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