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First-Year Medical Students Pay Tribute to Those Who Donated Their Bodies to Science

Dec. 8, 2022 | First-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered Nov. 14 in the Fred Smith Auditorium for a ceremony honoring those who donated their bodies to medical science. Thanks to the anatomical donations, the Class of 2026 was able to study 37 bodies in small groups in the Human Structure class...

New Faculty

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Welcomes a Group of New Faculty Members

Dec. 6, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health added three new researchers this semester. Nandini Mukherjee, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Kelsey Owsley, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Ashley Clawson, Ph.D., is an assistant...

Theresa Wyrick, M.D., (center) instructs high school students during a hands-on session of the Perry Outreach Program workshop at UAMS.

Hands-on Program at UAMS Encourages Young Women to Consider Orthopaedics as Career

Dec. 5, 2022 | Thirty-five female high school students from across the state spent a recent Saturday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where they learned techniques for repairing bone fractures from a group of female orthopaedic doctors, primarily from UAMS. Led by UAMS orthopaedic hand specialist Theresa Wyrick, M.D., the hands-on workshop was part of...

Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., leads the Arkansas INBRE Program.

Three Grants Aiding UAMS-Based Program’s Efforts to Expand Research in Arkansas

Dec. 2, 2022 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-based program will use $614,117 from three recent grants to expand biomedical research in Arkansas. The three grants are administrative supplements to the Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program, awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Ronald G. Thompson, Ph.D., (left) Andrew James, Ph.D., and Mary Bollinger, Ph.D., (not shown) have designed an app to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.

UAMS Researchers Design App to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

Dec. 1, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — A trio of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have designed a smart phone application to decrease opioid cravings and optimize medication-assisted treatment among individuals with opioid use disorder.

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Children’s Tumor Foundation, UAMS Open Country’s First Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Nov. 30, 2022 | The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced the opening of the first CTF-sponsored, fully multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of adults with neurofibromatosis (NF) at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be designated by the Children’s Tumor Foundation as the site...

Rampy Foundation

Rampy Foundation Relays $50,000+ Donation to UAMS Department of Neurology for MS Research

Nov. 29, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine received more than $50,000 for multiple sclerosis research from the Rampy MS Research Foundation during a Nov. 29 ceremony. Jo and Scott Rampy, along with other runners and walkers, relayed a check from Bentonville to Little...

Geoffrey Curran

UAMS College of Pharmacy Professor a Principal Investigator on $1.8 Million, NIH-Funded COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Nov. 28, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., is a principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project aimed at addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural areas. The project, titled “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Community Pharmacies Reducing Disparities Through an Implementation...

High school students learn how to conduct ultrasound examinations and perform other procedures during the REACH event in Helena-West Helena.

UAMS Event Encourages Students in Delta to Pursue Health Careers

Nov. 23, 2022 | Students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered at Barton High School in Phillips County for an annual event that encourages high school students from the Arkansas Delta to pursue careers in health care. The Raising Exposure and Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) session marked a return to in-person community outreach...

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