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Lisa Jansen, Ph.D.

Unexpected Opportunities, Passion to Improve Health Brought Lisa Jansen to UAMS

June 5, 2023 | Chance encounters and a journey that began in a softball field in Germany brought UAMS assistant professor and researcher Lisa Jansen, Ph.D., to UAMS. She hopes the research she’s doing here now will succeed in improving the health outcomes for women with high-risk pregnancies and their children. Jansen is an assistant professor of clinical nutrition...


College of Public Health Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrated at Convocation

June 2, 2023 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health held its 2023 convocation, celebrating the success of students, faculty and staff. Dean Mark Williams, Ph.D., slowly gazed over the massive crowd packed into an auditorium in the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building before expressing his excitement for the...

The 2023-2024 KL2 Scholars are (l-r, clockwise from top): Mary “Katy” Allison, Michail Mavros, Brian D. Piccolo, Megha Sharma, Ankita Shukla and Alicja Urbaniak.

Six Early-Career UAMS Researchers Receive KL2 Scholar Awards

June 1, 2023 | Six early-career researchers have been selected to receive two years of funded translational research training and support in the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards Program. The promising junior faculty researchers were selected for the 2023-2024 program through a competitive application process. KL2 scholars receive two years of mentored...

Members of the UAMS Movement Disorders Team

UAMS Huntington’s Disease Clinic Receives Renewed Designation as a Center of Excellence

June 1, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The Huntington’s Disease Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received a three-year designation as a Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), signifying that it provides the best possible care for patients and families. It is the only HDSA Center of Excellence in...

COP Convocation 2023

College of Pharmacy’s Convocation Honors 75 Graduates

May 31, 2023 | Friends and family members applauded and cheered as each member of the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Class of 2023 took the stage May 19 at convocation. The students, who completed four years of study, were one of several classes to shift gears and learn remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The in-person event, held at...

Graduates recite the Hippocratic Oath as part of becoming physicians.

College of Medicine Administers Hippocratic Oath, Applauds 157 Graduates

May 30, 2023 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine honored its 157 graduates constituting the Class of 2023 at a convocation ceremony May 19 that touched on the students’ resilience during a pandemic, and the responsibility and hope that lie before them. “Despite a pandemic and the challenges it brought, you persevered throughout...

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