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October 22, 2021

Three UAMS Researchers Receive DART Seed Grants for Data Science Projects

Linda Satter

Tiffany Huitt and Kevin Phelan sit behind open computers that display some of the NOAA curriculum students will use.

Three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – two in the College of Medicine and one in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health –  recently received seed grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology to increase Arkansas students’ knowledge about data science. The DART (Data…


October 20, 2021

COP’s Johnson elected to Executive Committee of American Pharmacists Association Academy

Karmen Robinson

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., an assistant professor for the UAMS College of Pharmacy, has been elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., was recently elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management – one of three academies within the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).


June 3, 2021

Individuals Gather for 2021 Maternal and Child Health Symposium

Ashley McNatt

MCH Symposium

Champions for women’s health and birth equity was the topic May 7 of the 2021 Maternal and Child Health Symposium. The symposium brought together virtually community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss the health disparities that exist among infant and maternal health outcomes. “We know that maternal and infant mortality exists…


April 12, 2021

UAMS Researcher Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., Appointed to National Committee at the Critical Path Institute

Ashley McNatt

Mitchell McGill, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently became the first in Arkansas appointed to the Hepatotoxicity Working Group at the Critical Path Institute (C-Path). Established in 2005, C-Path is a nonprofit, public-private partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The purpose of…


October 16, 2020

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

ChaseYavondaC

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

ChaseYavondaC

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

ChaseYavondaC

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…



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