Faculty


September 10, 2019

UAMS Clinical Trial Shows Promise in New Method for Stroke Treatment

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Culp near research poster

Professor William C. Culp, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have published promising results from the first human trial of a new drug to treat strokes. If the results of this Phase I clinical trial are repeated in the next phases, the UAMS professors could be responsible for developing…


July 19, 2019

Morehouse Medicine Leader Sees Challenges, Promise in Pursuing Health Equity

Amy Widner

Dr. Rice gives presentation

Arkansas and Georgia both face challenges and opportunities when it comes to reaching underserved health populations in the rural South, said Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice said both Morehouse and UAMS have vital roles to play in addressing health equity as a means of improving health care…


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…


April 30, 2019

College of Medicine Dean’s Day Celebrates Faculty and Staff Excellence

Amy Widner

Dr. Smith at podium

Service. Innovation. Selflessness. Gratitude. These were some of the words used as the UAMS College of Medicine honored faculty and staff members for exemplary service and accomplishments in education, research and clinical care at the ninth annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony on April 24. “For me, this is one of the most rewarding events of…


April 15, 2019

Researcher Granted $1.86 Million to Study Poxvirus

Amy Widner

Dr. Liu at desk

The poxvirus — with its applications for the investigation of disease development, cross-species infection-caused diseases, vaccine development and cancer virotherapy — is the focus of research by Jia Liu, Ph.D., who has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue this innovative work at the University of Arkansas for Medical…


October 23, 2018

College of Health Professions Presents 3 Faculty Members with Awards

Yavonda Chase

Lindsay Gilbert, M.Ed., (right) an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Sciences, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award from Tina Maddox, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs.

The UAMS College of Health Professions (CHP) presented Lindsay Gilbert, Cherika Robertson and Sam Atcherson with Excellence in Teaching, Service and Scholarship awards, respectively, at a recent faculty meeting.


September 27, 2018

Showcase Puts COBREs in Spotlight

Amy Widner

People talking and looking at posters

Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so.


September 26, 2018

UAMS Receives $1.27 Million Grant for Educational Outreach with Little Rock School District

Amy Widner

Dr. Phelan with ultrasound machine to neck

Sept. 26, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.27 million science education research grant to teach Little Rock School District students about STEM careers and cardiovascular health using handheld ultrasound devices and other interactive technology. The five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) comes from the National Institute of General…


September 20, 2018

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 25-27

Linda Haymes

The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is available through Oct….


September 19, 2018

William Ventres, M.D., Invested in Ben Saltzman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine

Benjamin Waldrum

William "Bill" Ventres, M.D. (second from left) with his wife, Estella, and daughter Cory, as well as (from left) College of Medicine Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D., Erick Messias, M.D. and Daniel Knight, M.D.

Sept. 19, 2018 | William “Bill” Ventres, M.D., M.A., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 17 as the holder of the Ben Saltzman, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine.



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