College of Medicine


April 16, 2024

Nine UAMS Physicians Named Healthcare Research All-Stars

Linda Satter

a composite of portraits of Barnes, Stambough, Stronach, Inamdar, Al'Aref and Giorgakis.

 LITTLE ROCK — Nine current and former physicians at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named Healthcare Research All-Stars for 2024 by Avant-garde Health. Additionally, it placed the UAMS Hip and Knee surgery team among the top 1% of hip and knee surgeons nationwide, the orthopaedic surgery team among the top…


April 15, 2024

UAMS Invests Shashank Kraleti, M.D., in Dr. Algernon Sidney Garnett Chair in Family Medicine

Andrew Vogler

Kraleti Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Shashank Kraleti, M.D., in the Dr. Algernon Sidney Garnett Chair in Family Medicine during an April 10 ceremony. Kraleti is chair of the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine and serves as the director…


April 4, 2024

UA, UAMS Awarded $1.9 Million to Create Wearable Device to Detect Blood Loss

David Wise

Pictured are the four main project leaders: Morten Jensen, Jingxian Wu, Robert Saunders, and Hanna Jensen.

The United States Department of Defense awarded a little more than $1.9 million to a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) to develop a wearable device that will assist with the early detection and monitoring of internal and external bleeding. The grant comes as part…


NIH Awards UAMS Researchers $2.27 Million to Study Estrogen’s Role in Preventing Bone Loss

David Robinson

UAMS’ Maria Schuller Almeida, Ph.D. (left), and Ha-Neui (Hans) Kim, Ph.D., will use new funding from the National Institutes of Health to answer key questions about estrogen’s important role in preventing bone loss.

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $2.27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to answer key questions about the cellular mechanisms used by estrogen to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. The five-year NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases…


April 3, 2024

Three UAMS Research Teams Named Inaugural Recipients of BioVentures Accelerator Awards

David Robinson

UAMS’ Gyan Sahukhal, Ph.D., Samir Jenkins, Ph.D., and Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., are the first researchers to receive financial and other support from the new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program.

BioVentures LLC at UAMS recently announced the selection of three UAMS research teams as the inaugural recipients of its new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program. The accelerator program, which aims to help jump-start the translation of promising scientific discoveries into therapies, is providing the selected projects with substantial benefits, including financial grants up to…


March 29, 2024

UAMS Genomics Workshop Highlights Healthcare Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

Linda Satter

Workshop participants and David Ussery, Ph. D., listen as a participant presents results of comparing bacterial genes using tools supplied at the workshop.

A workshop held March 18-20 attracted undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from institutions across the state to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to learn about genome sequencing. About 30 graduate students and faculty members attended in person, while another 30 joined online. They listened to lectures during the first two days,…


March 28, 2024

College of Medicine Class of 2024 Gathers on Gray Day for Colorful Match Day Celebration

Linda Satter

Meredith Ott, Tara Bates and Kristen Stringfellow show off their matches.

The rain and fog outside didn’t dampen the bright smiles inside as students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Medicine Class of 2024 gathered March 15 in downtown Little Rock for its Match Day celebration. Inside a second-story ballroom in Robinson Center, where the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River…


March 26, 2024

UAMS Awarded $11.48 Million Federal Grant to Establish Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Robert Eoff

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a five-year, $11.48 million federal grant to create the Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer (CMIC). The grant was awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. COBRE grants are awarded to…


March 25, 2024

Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., Join UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Network

Marty Trieschmann

Two UAMS doctors in white coats

Oncologists Manojna Konda, M.D., and Vivek Yadala, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to support the expansion of UAMS cancer services to Baptist Health locations. Konda is a medical oncologist treating patients at the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She is a…


March 21, 2024

Blue & You Foundation Awards UAMS $199,000 Grant for Maternal Depression Program

Andrew Vogler

Nikki Edge

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a $199,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas to support the Family Medicine Parent Partnership, a program of the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. It is the second grant from the Blue & You Foundation supporting…



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