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Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., orthopaedic spine surgeon

Spine Surgeon Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

Feb. 21, 2024 | FAYETTEVILLE — Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic spine surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will see patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic in Lowell. Randolph is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 18 years of experience....

E. Cohen

Alumna Appreciates how College of Public Health Positioned her to Excel Professionally

Feb. 16, 2024 | Elizabeth Cohen, MHA, an alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is the business operations manager for the Arkansas Children’s Care Network. In that role, her primary duty is to implement the Medicaid Patient-Centered Medical Home program for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “Helping our young patients...

Jacques J. Morcos, M.D.

UAMS to Host Feb. 23 Lecture on Advances in Neuroscience

Feb. 15, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host a free, public lecture, “Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery: Behold the Inseparable Twins,” on Feb. 23. Presented by Jacques J. Morcos, M.D., president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the lecture is part of the M. Gazi and Dianne C.H....

Abbi Kidd

ACT Names College of Pharmacy Student to Inaugural Cohort of Student Scholars

Feb. 14, 2024 | The Academia-Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) named UAMS College of Pharmacy student Abbi Kidd as part of the inaugural cohort for its Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leaders Program. Kidd is a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). This year, the program...

A lunchroom kitchen worker in Farmington smiles and laughs while unpacking food.

UAMS Researchers Working with Schools to Improve Nutrition, Meal Participation

Feb. 12, 2024 | FAYETTEVILLE — School districts in Arkansas can improve the health of their student body through nutritional interventions in the cafeteria, according to a study published by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, Creating Healthy Environments for Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Nutrition in Arkansas...

Tremaine Williams, Ed.D., at his desk at UAMS.

NIH Funds Study of UAMS Nurses’ Influence on Heart Failure Patient Outcomes

Feb. 9, 2024 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Tremaine Williams, Ed.D., has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to better understand how nurses influence outcomes of heart failure patients. About 6.2 million people in the United States have heart failure. The two-year, $406,897 R21 grant from the NIH National...

Antiño Allen and Billy Thomas

Doctoral Student Development Program At UAMS Granted $1.8 Million

Feb. 8, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded more than $1.8 million to continue its Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program through 2028. Created in 2009 through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, IMSD’s goal is to increase the number of doctoral graduates from...

UAMS' Sue Griffin, Ph.D., and Meenakshisundaram, Balasubramaniam, Ph.D., led the discovery of the potential Alzheimer's drug for people with the inherited Alzheimer's gene.

UAMS Research Team Discovers Potential Alzheimer’s Drug

Feb. 6, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — A potential new drug to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with the so-called Alzheimer’s gene has been discovered by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D. The findings were published Jan. 8 in Communications Biology and include discoveries of a druggable target and a...

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