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UAMS Chooses John Erck as Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement

July 26, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — John Erck has been selected as the vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective Aug. 23. “I look forward to working with John,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “He has accomplished impressive things at the University of...

UAMS surgeons prepare to perform the first surgery in Arkansas using GammaTile Therapy or surgically targeted radiation therapy.

UAMS Performs First GammaTile Brain Surgery in Arkansas

July 22, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist  Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and their care team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have performed the state’s first application of GammaTile Therapy.

Members of the UAMS proteomics team are Alan Tackett, Ph.D. (center front), and (l-r) Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D., Rick Edmondson, Ph.D., Aaron Storey, Ph.D., and Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.

Cancer Discovery Published in Nature Highlights National Role of UAMS Research Team

July 21, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A highly specialized UAMS research team that serves as a national resource recently helped the University of North Carolina (UNC) discover a key driver of cancer cell development. The discovery, which gives researchers around the globe a new target for drug therapies, was published in the journal Nature. The achievement put an...

A team at UAMS tested blood samples from July to December 2020 and found that by the end of the year, 7.4% of Arkansans had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

UAMS Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Antibody Study

July 20, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — A statewide COVID-19 antibody study led by UAMS found that by the end of 2020, 7.4% of Arkansans had antibodies to the virus, but there were wide disparities among racial and ethnic groups. UAMS researchers released their findings this week to a public database, medRxiv (med archive).

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