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UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson speaks to an audience gathered at the UAMS Northeast Regional Campus to celebrate campus' 40th anniversary.

UAMS Northeast Regional Campus Celebrates 40th Anniversary

July 18, 2019 | July 18, 2019 | Forty years of working to educate family residents to fill gaps in care created by the shortage of physicians in rural Arkansas filled the atrium of the UAMS Northeast Regional Campus building on July 16 with applauding, appreciative well-wishers. The more than 100 former residents, local officials and staff were there...

Astha Malhotra, Ph.D., discusses her research in 3-D printing and tissue regeneration during a kick-off meeting of the entrepreneurship training program.

UAMS Translational Research Institute Launches Entrepreneurship Training Program with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

July 17, 2019 | A first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will teach its most promising young innovators how to move their health-science technologies into the marketplace. The UAMS Translational Research Institute kicked off the program with the announcement of its first four postdoctoral trainees in the Health Science Innovation & Entrepreneurship...

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., Trailblazing Medical Pioneer, Passes Away at 91

July 16, 2019 | 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...

“Combating the Opioid Crisis and Chronic Pain” conference in April was one of many events sponsored by the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative to provide training for geriatric health care professionals, primary care practitioners, first responders, caregivers, older adults and those who provide services to older adults.

UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative Awarded $3.7 Million by Health Resources and Services Administration

July 16, 2019 | The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a five-year grant of $3.74 million to provide geriatric training. The funding will provide training for geriatric health care professionals, primary care practitioners, first responders, caregivers, older adults and those who provide services to older adults. Robin McAtee, Ph.D.,...

Researchers ran a pilot of the poverty simulation in May, inviting students from throughout campus to participate.

Researchers Simulate Poverty to Understand Effects on Health

July 12, 2019 | It’s not necessarily a stretch to suggest that the ZIP code of a patient’s home address – or whether they have a home address at all – may offer as much insight into their health as measurements of height, weight, body temperature and blood pressure. “It’s true. Research says that only about 20% of a...

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.

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

July 3, 2019 | 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...

Shradda Thakkar, far left, moderates a panel discussion between Darin Jones, second from left, Robert Doerksen, Pravin Chaturverdi, James Sumpter and Cesar Compadre. The panel was part of the Drug Discovery & Development Colloquium at UAMS.

Drug Discovery Colloquium Sparks Friendly Debate

July 2, 2019 | Members of a five-person panel at the Drug Discovery & Development Colloquium on June 14 at UAMS good naturedly sparred over and discussed the frictions and collaborations between academic researchers and pharmaceutical industry. The first question from the audience may have been the most direct one: What is the most promising field? Where is the...

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