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Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Nov. 5, 2019 | UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it. “Knowledge truly is power,” said Kelly Cox, of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), in welcoming the crowd of nearly 60 attendees to the...

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Nov. 4, 2019 | Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said...

Portrait of Dr. Smeltzer in office

Infection Expert Part of $5.6 Million Grant for Bone Regeneration Technology

Nov. 1, 2019 | UAMS researcher Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., is applying his expertise in bone disease and infection to a $5.6 million project for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) aimed at making the technology to re-grow bone available for the military and the public. The grant was awarded to Alex Biris, Ph.D., chief scientist at the Center for...

UAMS student volunteers gather for a group photo during a visit to KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena-West Helena.

UAMS Students Showcase Health Care Careers for Helena Teens

Oct. 31, 2019 | More than 150 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at the KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena-West Helena met with students from all five UAMS colleges Oct. 14 to learn about higher education opportunities and careers in health care. Now in its third year, the Raising Exposure & Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH)...

Smeltzer poses with (from left) Daniel G. Meeker, Ph.D.; C. Lowry Barnes, M.D.; James E. Cassat, M.D., Ph.D.; and John J. Iandolo, Ph.D.

Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., Invested in Chair in Sciences Basic to Medicine

Oct. 30, 2019 | Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Oct. 28 in the Chair in Sciences Basic to Medicine. Smeltzer, who studies Staphylococcus aureus, is one of the most well-funded faculty...

Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D.

UAMS’ Simon Mears Inducted into Prestigious Hip Society

Oct. 29, 2019 | Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has been inducted into The Hip Society, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the hip joint. “I am grateful for this tremendous honor...

Maroof Zafar, center, discusses his research during a poster presentation at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Year-End Funds from Chancellor Benefit Researchers

Oct. 25, 2019 | Oct. 25, 2019 | The end of the last fiscal year brought $301,828 in total funds and new beginnings to some members of the UAMS research community, assisting with pilot grants, travel expenses and new equipment. Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, released the year-end funds to the Office of Research to make the awards possible....

Paul Edwards, M.D., with total hip replacement patient Joan Baldridge.

UAMS’ Paul Edwards Chosen as Traveling Fellow

Oct. 24, 2019 | Paul Edwards, M.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, has been selected as one of only four surgeons globally to participate in the Insall Traveling Fellowship, which, for the third year in a row, visited UAMS this month. “This is a great opportunity to both teach and learn,”...

UAMS’ Thidathip (Tip) Wongsurawat, Ph.D., demonstrates use of a hand-held DNA sequencing device.

UAMS Researchers Demonstrate Rapid DNA Sequencing for TechFest Attendees

Oct. 23, 2019 | Among the many things attendees of the recent TechFest Little Rock learned is that cutting-edge applications of genome sequencing are happening just a few miles away – at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). UAMS’ David Ussery, Ph.D., led a workshop at the Oct. 9-11 event that highlighted recent advances in genomic sequencing,...

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