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Karl Boehme, Ph.D., pipetting serum samples at his laminar flow biosafety cabinet.

UAMS-Developed High-Accuracy COVID-19 Antibody Testing Begins in Arkansas

June 25, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed and begun using high-accuracy antibody testing to determine the magnitude of COVID-19 infection in Arkansas and inform the decisions of policymakers. As part of the research program, UAMS will collect blood samples from nearly 7,500 Arkansas adults and children through October. By...

Michael Birrer, MD, PhD

UAMS Cancer Institute Joins KIYATEC Clinical Study of Test to Predict Pre-Treatment, Patient-Specific Response to Ovarian Cancer Drugs

June 25, 2020 | KIYATEC, Inc. today announced that the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has joined the growing roster of institutions participating in its 3D-PREDICT clinical study to validate the company’s test as a patient-specific predictor of response to recommended drug therapies for patients with ovarian cancer.

Participation in the Juneteenth celebration averaged around 125 people throughout the hour and a half event.

Juneteenth Online Chat, Website Provides for Shared Experiences

June 22, 2020 | Juneteenth, the anniversary of the final 1865 emancipation of all enslaved Americans, was celebrated June 19 at UAMS hosted by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “This year especially we want people to ‘Celebrate, Educate and Connect,’ which has been our theme,” said Odette Woods, senior director of diversity at DDEI. A special...

Fred Prior, Ph.D., has a leading role in international effort to apply artificial intelligence to cancer research.

UAMS Part of International Effort to Build AI Platform for Cancer Research

June 22, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will have a key role in a major international effort using artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers at local research centers how to recognize cancer. UAMS has received a four-year grant of $894,074 as part of EuCanImage, a nearly $9 million cancer research project...

Peter Cooper of UAMS Northwest unloads a truck of food relief boxes.

UAMS and its Northwest Arkansas Community Partners Deliver Food to Families in Isolation or Quarantine

June 19, 2020 | FAYETTEVILLE – Made possible by the collaboration of community partners across Northwest Arkansas, more than 50 volunteers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Immigrant Defense, and Tyson Foods, among others fanned out over Washington and Benton Counties today to provide no-contact delivery of food boxes to over 200 families self-quarantined due...

Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., right, and Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., left, read out the names of College of Pharmacy graduates as each is hooded on live video June 13 at the college's Honors Convocation.

Pharmacy Class of 2020 Celebrates in First Virtual Honors Convocation

June 19, 2020 | Academic traditions originating in the Middle Ages like hooding ceremonies combined June 13 with 21st century technology to produce a successful Honors Convocation for the UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2020. Public health and safety considerations resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic led to the College postponing its annual Honors Convocation, usually held the...

Doctor with Marshallese Patient

UAMS North Street Clinic Earns a 2020 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program

June 18, 2020 | FAYETTEVILLE – For its work to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) North Street Clinic in Fayetteville earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients...

Students and employees attend an evening video conference hosted by Amber Booth-McCoy of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

DDEI Hosts Virtual Healing, Discussion Chats

June 17, 2020 | In the wake of nationwide protests concerning systemic racism in American society, the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a series of online safe spaces the week of June 8 for students and employees to discuss current events. “This period of extended protest has stimulated a long overdue conversation,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D.,...

College of Pharmacy faculty who received awards for teaching this year are, top row, left to right, Antino Allen, Melanie Reinhardt and Grant McElwee; bottom row, left to right, Dwight Pierce and David Caldwell.

College of Pharmacy Recognizes Outstanding Faculty for 2020

June 16, 2020 | Recognizing teaching performance and educational contributions of College of Pharmacy faculty may be even more meaningful in 2020 because of challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Because of health safety guidelines in-person classes gave way by March to real-time, online classes, and the College of Pharmacy faculty provided the continuity of instruction and...

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