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Sydney Chastain is scheduled to complete her studies in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences in August. She also works a full schedule as a patient care technician in the UAMS Medical Center.

Student Spotlight: Sydney Chastain Moves from Courtside to Bedside, Imaging Sciences

May 13, 2022 | Whether on the basketball court as a point guard, a patient care technician in the UAMS Medical Center, or a Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences student, Sydney Chastain’s dogged determination has helped her excel. At 5 feet 6 inches tall, Sydney was never the tallest player on the court when she was on the University of...

Rohit Dhall, M.D., discusses the new Virtual Parkinson's Education Library.

UAMS Unveils Virtual Parkinson’s Education Library at Symposium

May 12, 2022 | Parkinson’s disease patients shouldn’t underestimate the power of staying physically active as well as socially and mentally engaged, according to movement disorders specialists that came together April 24 for a virtual symposium designed for patients, their caregivers and clinicians. The Seventh Annual Parkinson’s Symposium put on by the Movement Disorders Clinic at the University of...

Dr. Thomsen

UAMS Researchers Find Student Behavior Improves When Schools Serve Breakfast after Class Begins

May 12, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — A research team, which included Andres Cuadros-Menaca, Ph.D., and Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, discovered that schools providing breakfast after the school day begins (Breakfast After the Bell) experienced a decrease in student behavior issues. The study, published...

Ronald Thompson Jr., Ph.D., presents a poster on the study of a game app that aims to prevent prescription opioid misuse among adolescents.

Netflix’s ‘Bandersnatch’ Inspires UAMS Researchers’ Opioid Misuse Game for Adolescents

May 11, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Alison Oliveto, Ph.D., and Ronald Thompson Jr., Ph.D., know that kids love video games. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers also know that kids don’t love out-of-touch literature about the dangers of drugs. So, they decided to present the repercussions of prescription drug misuse in an interactive video game...

The Graduate School recognized more than 30 students, faculty and staff at a recent Spring Awards Reception.

UAMS Graduate School Recognizes Students, Faculty, Staff at Spring Awards Reception

May 10, 2022 | The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recognized more than 30 students, as well as faculty and staff on April 21. “Today kicks off my favorite season of the year, the commencement season,” Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, told the crowd gathered in the Biomedical II...

Marshallese family in island clothing

Marshallese Resilience throughout COVID-19 Pandemic Featured in New Book

May 9, 2022 | SPRINGDALE — Research conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research into the resilience and adaptability of Marshallese populations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in a new book published by the Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre. The book, Creative Resilience and COVID-19, explores how...

APhA-ASP 2022 Chapter of the Year

College of Pharmacy Students, Alumni Receive Awards at APhA Annual Meeting

May 9, 2022 | UAMS College of Pharmacy students and alumni received awards from the American Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting this year. “These recognitions are noteworthy accomplishments,” said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “These awards are a testament to the legacy of UAMS student pharmacists and pharmacists. There is a strong track...

B. Marie Walker

Writing Children’s Book Helps UAMS Employee Work Through Grief

May 6, 2022 | Marie Walker laughed, smiled and talked while visiting with her sister Helen. Located on the other side of the room was Walker’s daughter, and the sisters heard her holding a conversation. However, they knew there was nobody else with her. They also knew the young girl didn’t have an electronic device that would allow her...

Ashok Philip

Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., Named College of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean of Student Services

May 4, 2022 | Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., has been named associate dean of student services for the UAMS College of Pharmacy. This is a critical role for the college, with the dual responsibilities of keeping the student community supported and connected as well as leading the recruitment efforts to bring highly qualified students to the pharmacy profession. “Ashok...

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