UAMS News


August 6, 2019

UAMS Head Start Program Receives $41 Million Grant

Spencer Watson

Head Start students enjoying a surprise donation of books, games and toys in 2018.

The Head Start/Early Head Start Program in Pulaski County, which has been administered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics since 1998, has received a grant of $41 million from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will be used to operate the program and is structured to…


August 5, 2019

Fellowship Program Gives Undergrads Glimpse Into Biomedical Research Careers

Susan Van Dusen

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., (left) served as mentor for Hendrix College senior Madison Blue during the Arkansas INBRE Summer Research Fellowship Program at UAMS.

A rising college senior, Huddoy Walters’ sights are set on a career in biomedical research. “I want to be a scientist, most definitely,” said Walters, a native Jamaican and biochemistry major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


August 2, 2019

$100,000 Estate Gift Enhances UAMS College of Medicine Scholarship

Benjamin Waldrum

Walker, a 1946 College of Medicine graduate, established the initial scholarship in 1994 in memory of his parents.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Ambrose T. Walker Jr., M.D. to enhance the A.T. and Gladys Walker Memorial Scholarship in the UAMS College of Medicine. “We are profoundly grateful for the enduring generosity of the late Dr. Walker and his family,” said Christopher…


July 23, 2019

Former UAMS Physician, Renowned for Introducing Benchmark Chemotherapy, Returning to Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Guido J.K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Guido J.K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D., has rejoined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and will see patients at its Myeloma Center. While at UAMS previously, Tricot developed one of the most effective first-line therapies for multiple myeloma, now used around the world. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Tricot rejoin…


July 18, 2019

CBD Oil

Tim Taylor

CBD

These programs were first broadcast the week of July 22, 2019.


July 16, 2019

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Trailblazing Medical Pioneer, Passes Away at 91

Benjamin Waldrum

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South.

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who became a pioneer when she enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South, and who went on to a distinguished career as a doctor, educator and philanthropist, passed away on July 15. She was 91. “All of UAMS…


July 3, 2019

NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

David Robinson

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced today it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges. The Translational Research Institute helps researchers turn their ideas and findings into new medical treatments and other health interventions. Its focus is…


NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

David Robinson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, listens to Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute after both of them announced $24.2 million in new funding for the institute.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced today it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges. The Translational Research Institute helps researchers turn their ideas and findings into new medical treatments and other health interventions. Its focus is…


July 1, 2019

Twins 12 Days Apart Have Month-Long Birthday Celebrations

Katrina Dupins

Villarreal Twins

Diana and Julio Villarreal spent many days in the spring of 2015 studying the photos that line the walls on the fifth floor at UAMS Medical Center — known as the Wall of Hope.

They were waiting on word that their twin sons, Julio and Jacob, born weeks early, were healthy enough to bring home.


Cross-Country Cyclists Stop by UAMS Cancer Institute to Promote Research and Fundraising

Linda Haymes

Myeloma patient Melissa Durham of Strawberry, Arkansas, and her husband Eddie visited with nearly 30 students from The University of Texas at Austin in Texas who recently visted the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The students are part of a larger group cycling 4,000 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, in support of cancer treatment and research.

Nearly 30 students from The University of Texas at Austin in Texas, riding bikes from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, were greeted by cheers recently when they stopped by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The students, part of the 2019 Texas 4000 for Cancer, the longest annual charity bike ride in the world, began…



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