Faculty


April 28, 2020

Participation Surges as Trainings Supporting Educators and Children Shift Online

Amy Widner

Zoom meeting screen shot

Helping a child identify emotions, enabling a home visitor to effectively work with a family, inspiring children to explore healthy foods, coaching a childcare facility through improving targeted goals — these are all things the early childhood education programs at UAMS did in person before March 2020. In a matter of weeks, the Research &…


April 16, 2020

New Repository Helps Faculty Stay on Tenure Track During COVID-19

Amy Widner

Carol Thrush, Ed.D. with research poster

Before Arkansas had its first COVID-19 case, the reality of the impending pandemic was already setting in for UAMS faculty as cancellations for scientific conferences worldwide were announced one after another like falling dominos. For scientists and academics, presenting to their peers at conferences is one of the main ways other than publications that they…


April 8, 2020

UAMS Receives $1M Grant for Two Clinical Trials on Opioid Withdrawal in Infants

Amy Widner

Stock art: "opioids" highlighted in textbook

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), in collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has received a $1 million federal grant for two clinical trials involving infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). The increase in maternal opioid use has resulted in a rise in the number of infants born with NOWS. The…


April 3, 2020

Johnathan Goree, M.D., Named Arkansas Physician of the Year by Arkansas Business

Amy Widner

Dr. Goree with Healthcare Heroes Logo

Johnathan H. Goree, M.D., an anesthesiologist who specializes in chronic pain and director of the Chronic Pain Division at UAMS was named Arkansas Physician of the Year on April 2 at the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes celebration. The annual awards event was held virtually on YouTube because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In presenting the awards,…


March 2, 2020

Surgeon First in U.S. to Perform New Hysterectomy Surgery

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Burnett

Alexander Burnett, M.D., a gynecologic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide and the first in the United States at the cutting edge of a new scarless and almost painless technique for hysterectomy.


January 27, 2020

Bone Research Showcased as Vibrant, Vital at UAMS

Amy Widner

Crowd shot of poster session from above

Bone health is an expanding area of research with far-reaching clinical applications — from regenerating limbs to stopping bone cancer in its tracks — and UAMS is well-situated as a leader in the field. That was the resounding theme of the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Bone Research, held Jan. 22 at UAMS….


Ben Amick, Ph.D., Named Associate Dean for Research of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Ashley McNatt

BAmick

Ben Amick, Ph.D., has been named the associate dean for research of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Amick will identify collaborative research opportunities across campus, mentor junior faculty, and help strengthen the college’s doctoral and postdoctoral programs. “I am extremely pleased Dr. Amick…


January 22, 2020

AmyLeigh Overton-McCoy, Ph.D., APRN, Invested in Murphy Endowed Chair for Rural Aging Leadership and Policy

Benjamin Waldrum

Overton-McCoy was presented with a commemorative medallion by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean.

AmyLeigh Overton-McCoy, Ph.D., APRN, a leading geriatric nursing specialist with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Jan. 16 in the Murphy Endowed Chair for Rural Aging Leadership and Policy. “This is an extreme honor and privilege, and I will really treasure this opportunity to make a difference in so many lives,”…


Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H., Invested in Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics

Benjamin Waldrum

Mendiratta was presented with a commemorative medallion by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean.

Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H., geriatrician and director for the geriatric clerkship and course for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Jan. 16 in the Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics. “Thank you so much for bestowing this great honor upon me and the Department…


UAMS-Led Research Spurs Artistic Revelation

News Staff

Art of mouse blood clot

It looks like something conjured by the imagination, or perhaps an other-worldly landscape. But an award-winning artistic image actually has roots in the laboratory and creative minds of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Brian Storrie, Ph.D., a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and…



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