Graduate School


March 14, 2019

Nobel Laureate Says Teamwork, Relationships, Social Involvement Vital for Scientists

Amy Widner

Scientist at podium addressing large crowd

Science is about relationships, Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, M.D., told the standing-room-only crowd at Student Research Day. The work is collegial, the results are meant to be shared, and its discoveries are inseparably linked to a wider social and political context.


March 6, 2019

UAMS Graduate Student Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

Susan Van Dusen

UAMS Graduate School student has received a fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to support his melanoma research.

A prestigious fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow UAMS Graduate School student Brian Koss to advance his melanoma research.


February 19, 2019

Nobel Laureate, Cancer Expert to Give Distinguished Lecture

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Varmus

The public is invited to hear Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, M.D., an expert in cancer biology and former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), at 8:30 a.m. March 12 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The free lecture, “Cancer Research: Then and Now,” will be…


November 1, 2018

Graduate School Career Day Celebrates Multitude of Career Paths

Amy Widner

Dr. Berg giving presentation

The UAMS Graduate School Career Day for Biomedical Sciences is an annual way to celebrate the variety and excitement of a career path made available by a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences. About 160 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from UAMS, Arkansas and surrounding states attended the Oct. 18 event, which featured six speakers,…


October 1, 2018

Research Induction Ceremony Marks Formal Beginning to Ph.D. Path

Amy Widner

Student helped into white coat

One minute they were all students — the next, they were scientists.

It’s a little bit of magic that happens annually at the UAMS Graduate School’s Research Induction Ceremony, when Ph.D. candidates from a variety of disciplines put on the white lab coats that symbolize their dedication to science.