College of Medicine


July 23, 2019

Former UAMS Physician, Renowned for Introducing Benchmark Chemotherapy, Returning to Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

Guido J.K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Guido J.K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D., has rejoined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and will see patients at its Myeloma Center. While at UAMS previously, Tricot developed one of the most effective first-line therapies for multiple myeloma, now used around the world. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Tricot rejoin…


July 16, 2019

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Trailblazing Medical Pioneer, Passes Away at 91

Benjamin Waldrum

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South.

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who became a pioneer when she enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South, and who went on to a distinguished career as a doctor, educator and philanthropist, passed away on July 15. She was 91. “All of UAMS…


July 2, 2019

Researcher Receives Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from National Consortium

Amy Widner

Dr. Weinkopff posing with plaque and Drs. Patterson and Ho

UAMS researcher Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D., has received a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which recognizes promising new scientific careers and supports their development. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Vice Chancellor for Research Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Lawrence E. Cornett, Ph.D.,…


July 1, 2019

Cross-Country Cyclists Stop by UAMS Cancer Institute to Promote Research and Fundraising

Linda Haymes

Myeloma patient Melissa Durham of Strawberry, Arkansas, and her husband Eddie visited with nearly 30 students from The University of Texas at Austin in Texas who recently visted the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The students are part of a larger group cycling 4,000 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, in support of cancer treatment and research.

Nearly 30 students from The University of Texas at Austin in Texas, riding bikes from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, were greeted by cheers recently when they stopped by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The students, part of the 2019 Texas 4000 for Cancer, the longest annual charity bike ride in the world, began…


June 28, 2019

SONOcamp Aims to Inspire STEM Possibilities for High School Students

Amy Widner

students with infrared tec

“So if I told you this is where the diaphragm sits, where do you think the right superior, middle, and inferior lobes are on him?” Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D., co-director of the Division of Clinical Anatomy in the UAMS College of Medicine, drew an arc with his finger just along the bottom of the rib…


June 27, 2019

Orthopaedics Dedicates One-Stop Clinic for Upper Extremity Amputees

Amy Widner

Arm prosthesis

Patients with amputations to their fingers, hands and arms can receive care from a specialized physician, occupational therapist and prosthetist all under one roof at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Autumn Road Orthopaedics Clinic. Once a month, this multidisciplinary team will focus on upper extremity amputations so patients can be seen by…


June 25, 2019

Research Recommends Against Routine Use of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks

Amy Widner

Portrait of Pothineni, Mehta, and Saad in a clinical hallway

A daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack? Not so fast, according to recent research from UAMS. For some people, it may do more harm than good.


June 12, 2019

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

Susan Van Dusen

Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., Ds.C. (center) is pictured with collaborators (left to right) Laura Hutchins, M.D.; James Y. Suen, M.D.; Ekaterina I. Galanzha, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.; Eric Siegel, M.S.; Issam Makhoul, M.D.; Azemat Jamshidi-Parsian, M.S.; Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Ph.D; and Aayire C. Yadem, M.S.

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies.


June 7, 2019

Robust Family Medicine Research, Strong Residency Highlighted at Poster Day

Amy Widner

Doctors near scientific poster

Great things are happening in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, with a recent research poster day as just the latest sign of the department’s “good health.” The poster session featured 35 posters, including 20 projects by residents. Topics included residency administration and education, ethics, case reports, improvements in patient…


June 6, 2019

Researcher Receives Grant to Continue Work on High Blood Pressure as Immune Disorder

Amy Widner

Researchers together in lab

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher who is seeking an explanation for why millions of people worldwide do not respond to the current available treatments for high blood pressure has received $1.89 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue this groundbreaking work. Shengyu Mu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department…



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