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John Shock, M.D., shares stories from his 40 years at UAMS with those gathered to celebrate the anniversary.

Jones Eye Institute Celebrates 40-year Career of John Shock, M.D.

Dec. 19, 2019 | A standing-room-only crowd gathered Dec. 17, including members of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board, to celebrate John Shock, M.D., and the 40 years he has given in service to UAMS. Faculty, staff, patients and others gathered to share memories of Shock’s many years of service and many accomplishments as former chair...

The College of Pharmacy recently celebrated the promotions of Dwight Pierce, left, Eddie Dunn, Jacob Painter and Antino Allen.

College of Pharmacy Faculty Promoted, Celebrated

Dec. 19, 2019 | The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently celebrated the promotions of four faculty members: Jacob Painter, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., from associate professor to professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Antino Allen, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in Department...

Laura James, M.D., right, with UAMS' Kristin Zorn, M.D., at a recent TRI Strategic Planning Retreat.

UAMS’ Laura James, M.D., Named to National Research Leadership Panel

Dec. 19, 2019 | Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, has been named to the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee. The CTSA Program is administered by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. The UAMS Translational Research Institute received a five-year, $24.2 million...

A group of preschoolers from the UAMS Head Start program recently celebrated the winter holidays by sharing songs with Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and others at UAMS.

Head Start Carolers Deliver Holiday Cheer to UAMS

Dec. 18, 2019 | It was enough to make even the Grinch himself grin. Instead of a shiny sleigh, Santa’s little helpers arrived at UAMS the morning of Dec. 17 by school bus. Oh, what a merry sight the 16 preschool carolers were to behold, and, oh, what fun it was to celebrate the season with them. The visit...

Tresor Mukiza

UAMS Graduate Student Recognized for Research Publication

Dec. 17, 2019 | Tresor Mukiza, a Ph.D. student at UAMS, received high honors for his first-author publication in the November issue of the journal Genetics. The editors selected the paper to be featured in a Highlight, and cover art for the article was displayed on the journal home page during the month of publication. “This is a notable...

David Ussery, Ph.D., led the UAMS team that links hepatitis to kissing bugs.

Kissing Bugs Linked to Hepatitis Virus, UAMS Researchers Say

Dec. 12, 2019 | A genetics study of hepatitis viruses by a UAMS research team appears to be the first to shed new light on its origins, linking hepatitis A, known for infecting humans and other animals, to an insect virus. The team and its German-based consultant published the findings in MicrobiologyOpen, providing important new insight for researchers seeking...

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