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October 16, 2020

Study by UAMS Researchers Finds Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection from Hospital

Amy Widner

Nurse in PPE

People who had recently been in the hospital were 24 times less likely to develop a COVID-19 infection than the general population, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers found in a study that used data from 45 hospitals. The study focused on people who had been in the hospital for conditions not related…


October 15, 2020

Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Ashley McNatt

2020 CCPC

Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to…


October 14, 2020

UAMS Neurosurgeon Erika Petersen Granted Patent for Device To Treat Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Petersen

Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been granted a patent for a nerve stimulator specifically designed to treat chronic pain and migraines in hard-to-treat areas like the head and face. Petersen’s efforts to patent and develop the device have been supported by BioVentures, LLC, a technology…


October 8, 2020

UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas

Ashley McNatt

covid-19 image

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood. The project will contribute to short-…


October 7, 2020

Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat

Ashley McNatt

COPH Writing Retreat

Researchers spent two days recently, distraction free, writing at the 2020 UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provided an environment for researchers, students, faculty, post-docs, and community partners to come together and enhance their writing skills and dissemination of research findings. In particular, the retreat aimed to increase…


UAMS Researcher Patents Tool to Study How to Improve Kidney Transplants

Amy Widner

Group photo of Dr. MacMillan-Crow's lab

A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has patented a research tool she hopes will bring scientists one step closer to making more kidneys available for lifesaving transplants. More than 100,000 people in the United States are on the waiting list each year for kidney transplants, according to the National Kidney…


September 17, 2020

UAMS Researcher Strengthens Evidence for Connection Between COVID-19 and Pancreatitis

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Inamdar

Patients with COVID-19 were at risk of developing pancreatitis in a study conducted by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher using data from a large New York health system. The findings support the idea that pancreatitis should be included in the list of gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19, something that has been discussed…


September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Course for Medical Students Published for International Audience

Amy Widner

Zoom shot of researchers and teachers

Imagine teaching a class while using a new technology and the details of the lesson keep changing right up until the last second – all while student and teacher alike are experiencing massive disruptions in their personal lives. The professors at UAMS tasked with teaching the online COVID-19 course for the year three and year…


September 3, 2020

Erika Petersen, M.D., First Female Neurosurgeon Named Professor in Arkansas

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Petersen

Erika Petersen, M.D., didn’t set out to become the first female neurosurgeon to be promoted to the rank of full professor in Arkansas. “If you had asked me to predict a few things in my life, that wouldn’t have been one of them. I would not have predicted being in Arkansas for 10 years. I…


August 27, 2020

UAMS-Based Investigators Receive $39 Million Grant Renewal to Coordinate Multistate Clinical Trials in Infants & Children

Amy Widner

Portrait of Drs. Lee and Snowden

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $39 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue to oversee an 18-site pediatric clinical trial network that provides children in medically underserved or rural areas access to clinical studies on environmental influences on early development. The Data Coordinating and Operations Center…



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