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Pinning Ceremony Represents Next Step in Education for College of Pharmacy Class of 2024

March 28, 2023 | UAMS College of Pharmacy third-year students in Little Rock and Fayetteville received pins at a joint ceremony this month marking an important milestone — their transition to patient care. A total of 78 students, with 59 in Little Rock and 19 in Fayetteville, participated in the March 10 ceremony, held at both the UAMS Little...

Se-Ran Jun, Ph.D., hopes her research will lead to rapid, life-saving genomic testing of dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections.

NIH, NSF Fund UAMS Study of Rapid Genomic Testing to Aid Treatment of Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

March 27, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — Two national grants are helping researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) toward their goal of providing rapid, life-saving genomic information to doctors treating the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections. The study began with a $50,000 pilot award from the UAMS Translational Research Institute, which was used to gather data...

Kennedy Hicks, a student in the Serving Underrepresented Populations through Engagement and Research (SUPER) Project, presents her research findings during the Xavier University of Louisiana Health Disparities Conference in New Orleans.

SUPER Project Students Present Work at Health Disparities Conference

March 24, 2023 | Staff and faculty members from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) joined SUPER Project participants at a conference in New Orleans that offered the students an opportunity to present their research on health disparities. The Serving Underrepresented Populations through Engagement and Research (SUPER) Project, part of...

Bill Humble

Humble Gift Supports Jones Eye Institute’s Work in South Arkansas

March 23, 2023 | Bill Humble considers himself a decisive person. Whether it is business or personal, he doesn’t ruminate too long over an issue, particularly where he sees an opportunity or need. It was Humble’s decisiveness that brought the Tennessee native to Arkansas, helped create many of his businesses and eventually fostered his philanthropic spirit for the University...

Boddu, left, and Elkhider

UAMS Department of Neurology Adds Specialists in Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

March 21, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology recently added Aditya Vikram Boddu, M.D., and Hisham Elkhider, M.D., as assistant professors. Boddu, a fellowship trained neurologist specializing in movement disorders who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is seeing patients in the Movement Disorders Clinic...


UAMS College of Public Health Team Members Recruit UAPB Biology Club Students

March 21, 2023 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health partnered with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s (UAPB) Biology Club to host a special recruitment event. More than 40 members of the club attended the program, which took place in a UAPB auditorium. “Most students are not aware...

UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians Laura Hollenbach, M.D., Nirvana Manning, M.D., and Kathryn Stambough, M.D., taught girls ages 8-14 at the second Girlology puberty event.

UAMS Holds Second Girlology Puberty Event

March 20, 2023 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed more than 230 preteen and teen girls and their mothers, fathers or caregivers to the second Girlology puberty event.

Melony Stokes

UAMS Receives Over $1 Million from USDA, AT&T to Expand Digital Health Education, Training in Arkansas Delta

March 16, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received grants totaling more than $1 million from the United States Department of Agriculture and AT&T that will widen the scope of existing digital health programs, including field trips for Delta-area students, K-12 summer internships and training sessions for first responders. The USDA...

Josh Harris, executive director of Well Fed, helps a patient on the first food delivery day for Good Food Rx.

Well Fed, UAMS Partner on Food Prescription Program in Helena-West Helena

March 15, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The nonprofit Well Fed and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) East Regional Campus in Helena-West Helena are partnering to combat nutritional insecurity through a food prescription program and research study called Good Food Rx. The initiative, which serves patients at the UAMS Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena, takes...

Soumiya Pal

College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Receives Prestigious AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

March 15, 2023 | Soumiya Pal, M.Sc., a Ph.D. candidate in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, likes to dream big. Recently, a dream that seemed out of reach finally came true, when he was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The one-year fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance and project support totaling $32,553. According to the...

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