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Cindy Crone, M.N.Sc., APRN

UAMS, Community Groups Discuss Helping Housing Insecure Pregnant Women

Sept. 19, 2019 | Identifying resources for pregnant women who are housing insecure engaged leaders and community groups Sept. 9 at the Supporting Families in Crisis conference held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. Over 200 community leaders, faith leaders, students, educators, researchers, health care workers, mothers impacted by homelessness, and organizations who provide services for...

Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., enjoyed the Research Expo with Nagai C. "Neville" Tam, Ph.D.

Researchers Discover Services and Opportunities at First UAMS Research Expo

Sept. 16, 2019 | The UAMS Research Expo was a new experience for Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., and one that will help get his research on solid footing as a new faculty member. “I’ve never seen this kind of expo before, and it’s very helpful for me,” said Leung, an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of...

Ava Coleman

Staff Spotlight: Ava Coleman

Sept. 13, 2019 | Ava Coleman likes to talk to people, to really get to know them. In fact, that’s a big part of what she’s paid to do – and why she loves being a part of the UAMS College of Nursing staff, where she’s affectionately known as Queen Ava. “I really can’t say enough how much we...

Participants in the 2019 MedEd Ready program in the Rahn Interprofessional Education Building.

Programs Help Prepare Students for Medical Education

Sept. 12, 2019 | A trio of summer programs offered by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs have helped prepare a contingent of potential future doctors for medical school. The Pre-Medical Summer Scholars Program, Final MCAT Preparation Program and MedEd Ready all serve students bound for medical school, but each program is tailored to a different point in students’...

Alkam at lab bench with sequencer

Graduate Student Explores Potential of Handheld DNA/RNA Sequencers in Outbreaks

Sept. 12, 2019 | Imagine there’s an outbreak of an infectious disease. Could health officials on the ground harness the power of new handheld DNA and RNA sequencers to monitor outbreaks in real-time and quickly contain them? This question lies at the heart of research published in the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution by UAMS graduate student Duah Alkam....

Brasher, of North Little Rock, and Cullum, of Bono, are this year's recipients of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship.

Two UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 11, 2019 | Two UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Drake Cullum of Bono, a senior, and Olivia Brasher of North Little Rock, a junior. The scholarship has been presented...

Portrait of Dr. Culp near research poster

UAMS Clinical Trial Shows Promise in New Method for Stroke Treatment

Sept. 10, 2019 | Professor William C. Culp, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have published promising results from the first human trial of a new drug to treat strokes. If the results of this Phase I clinical trial are repeated in the next phases, the UAMS professors could be responsible for developing...

Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award winners (from left) Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., Danviona King and April Hughes.

UAMS Celebrates Diversity Month with Address, Awards

Sept. 9, 2019 | Dozens of UAMS students, faculty and staff from throughout campus gathered for a celebration to kick off Diversity Month, at which Brian Gittens, Ed.D., who joined UAMS in June as the new vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, presented his inaugural State of Diversity address. The event also included the presentation of the Dr....

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