College of Medicine


April 14, 2022

Four UAMS Researchers Win Entrepreneurship Competitions, Including $25,000 Governor’s Cup

David Robinson

Shana Owens, Ph.D., presented her research during the UAMS Translational Research Institute's recent Research Day.

A virus test developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to help prevent a common cat cancer won the top $25,000 prize at the Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on March 31. Shana Owens, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, invented…


April 13, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UAMS’ Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health

Linda Satter

picture of badges

U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Medicine, College of Nursing and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health on its latest Best Graduate Schools lists. UAMS ranked 36th in primary care on U.S. News’ 2023 list of Best Medical Schools. UAMS moved up three…


April 7, 2022

UAMS College of Medicine Receives $100,000 To Establish Scholarship in Retired Cardiologist’s Name

Linda Satter

Marvin and Rosanne Murphy with UAMS logo

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $100,000 gift from Rosanne Murphy of Hot Springs to establish an endowed scholarship in the UAMS College of Medicine. Murphy’s late husband, Marvin L. Murphy, M.D., was a cardiologist at UAMS for 33 years, from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. He was a professor…


April 5, 2022

Julie Riley, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Urology

Linda Satter

Julie Riley, M.D., in white coat

Julie Riley, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of  Urology. Riley also serves as the program director for the college’s urology residency program. “We are thrilled with the addition of Dr. Riley to our faculty,” said Timothy Langford, M.D., chairman…


April 4, 2022

“Creativity Hubs” Established in UAMS College of Medicine to Boost Research Collaborations in Key Areas

Tamara Robinson

Four interdisciplinary groups of researchers in the UAMS College of Medicine have been named as inaugural “Creativity Hubs" to develop and expand research programs wtih high potential. Leading these hubs are (top left) Steven Barger, Ph.D., Paul Drew, Ph.D., (bottom left) Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D.,and Fred Prior, Ph.D.

Four interdisciplinary groups of researchers in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been named as inaugural “Creativity Hubs” in an initiative to develop and expand collaborative, thematic research programs with high potential. Each hub will receive $300,000 over the next 18 months to jumpstart efforts to increase…


April 1, 2022

Free Genomics Workshop at UAMS Brings Students from Across Arkansas

Seth Hooker

UAMS' David Ussery, Ph.D., leads instruction during a three-day genomics workshop for students from Arkansas high schools and colleges, as well as faculty. The workshop was held during the recent spring break.

Raymond Otoo was just starting the second day of a free three-day genomics workshop at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), but he was already seeing its value. “This workshop is great for adding knowledge to my existing repertoire of bioinformatics,” he said during a break as attendees from schools across the state…


March 23, 2022

UAMS Experts Teach High School Students About Medical Technology, Workings of the Heart

Linda Satter

picture of Erica Malone, Ph.D., sitting in front of three animal hearts

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) experts in technology and anatomy teamed up March 2 to take a group of high school sophomores on a virtual journey through the heart. The 39 sophomores who participated were members of the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Program, which for 15 years has been educating high school girls…


March 22, 2022

Justin Hire, M.D., Joins UAMS as Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Linda Satter

Justin Hire, M.D.

Justin Michael Hire, M.D., a decorated U.S. Army veteran who is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopaedics, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. An assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hire sees patients exclusively at Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale. “I am…


March 21, 2022

College of Medicine Match Day Ceremony Applauds 158 Seniors Fanning out Across the Country to Improve the World

Linda Satter

Heather Morgan, who matched to a family medicine residency at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington, and also won a jar of cash by being the last senior called to the stage, collect hugs after the ceremony. All the seniors contributed a dollar to the jar as they walked across the stage.

The UAMS College of Medicine’s Match Day ceremony Friday marked a return to normalcy for seniors who have spent the last two years of medical school largely avoiding crowds, and each other, to comply with pandemic-driven social distancing requirements. In a switch back to the live ceremonies of earlier years, albeit with masks to comply…


MD Anderson Oncologist Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.

LITTLE ROCK — Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.



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