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Twenty-nine UAMS nurses were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses.

2019 Great 100 Nurses List Includes 29 from UAMS

April 10, 2019 | Twenty-nine nurses from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses.

Michelle Gonzales leads a tour of the nursing simulation center during the Dean's Circle reception.

Dean’s Circle Reception Celebrates Support for Nursing

April 5, 2019 | UAMS College of Nursing Dean Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, shared gratitude, reflection and a look at what’s to come for the college in a Dean’s Circle event to celebrate donors. “These funds enable us to advance the mission of the college, both in broadening the scope of instruction available to our students and in helping...

Anita Mitchell, Ph.D., APRN, with members of her team Kim Smith, M.D., and Caroline Crocker, D.O.

Nursing Educator Again Helps Mothers, Infants in Her Native Zambia

April 4, 2019 | For Anita Mitchell, Ph.D., APRN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, spring break has meant a chance to travel for five of the past seven years, but it’s not been with vacation in mind. Her goal has been to help mothers and infants in Zambia, the African country where she was born and...

Nearly 40 students from across the state gathered at UAMS during spring break to attend a free genomics workshop March 18-20 where they learned about third-generation sequencing through lectures and hands-on computer work.

Genomics Workshop Sparks Students’ Interest in Research

April 3, 2019 | This spring break about 40 students from across Arkansas passed on the beach and instead advanced their scientific knowledge. Those attending the free workshop at UAMS gained experience with third-generation sequencing, which helps scientists understand the type of genetic information carried in DNA.

For Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., successful leadership of the Center for Translational Neuroscience includes his many honors for mentorship of early-career researchers.

Garcia-Rill Closing Out Successful 15-Year NIH Grant, Distinguished Career

April 2, 2019 | After 50 years as a biomedical researcher, Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., is close to hanging up his lab coat. When he does, he’ll look back on the last 15 years as the most rewarding of his distinguished career. “It will be like retiring after winning the Super Bowl,” said the UAMS professor in the Department of...

The 2019 UAMS Phenomenal Women on stage with their awards following the event.

UAMS Honors 36 for National Women’s History Month

March 28, 2019 | UAMS honored 36 phenomenal women from throughout the campus community at its annual National Women’s History Month celebration “Women of the World: Educating, Innovating, Serving.”

UAMS Aims to Improve How Researchers Share Results with Study Participants

March 26, 2019 | FAYETTEVILLE – More than $180 billion is spent each year in the U.S. on medical and health research, with hundreds of thousands of people taking part. However, the results of those studies are often not returned to participants. Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are trying to change that. Chris Long,...

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