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From left to right: Riley George of Greenwood, Kristen Rice of Texarkana and Lillie Pitts of Jonesboro. They are the latest UAMS College of Medicine students to receive the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship.

Three UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Sept. 17, 2020 | Three UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Riley George of Greenwood, a senior, and Lillie Pitts of Jonesboro and Kristen Rice of Texarkana, both juniors. The scholarship...

Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study bone health in myeloma patients and the effectiveness of bone therapies.

UAMS Researcher Delgado-Calle Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Bone Health in Myeloma Patients

Sept. 16, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK —Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study ways bone therapy might repair damaged bone and prevent or delay relapse in myeloma patients. Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells...

Graduates from the Project Search Class of 2020 at UAMS are, right, Tyler Barrett, Dutch Leger, Vanessa Provence, Heather Keister, Jaden Jackson, Madai Lopez Robles, Nathan Burroughs, and Hunter Hatchett. Graduates Jeremy Acord, Alec Layland, Stephan Rauhofer, and Myia Walker were unable to be in the photo.

UAMS Project SEARCH Interns Graduate, Overcome Unexpected Challenges

Sept. 15, 2020 | It wasn’t how they planned, but graduation for the 12 interns in the 2020 UAMS Project SEARCH program was still about celebrating achievement. Team UAMS members Sept. 10 gave recorded video testimonials and logged in to a live streaming video to celebrate the graduating interns. Project SEARCH is a job-training program that helps young adults...

Nurses in hall

Lactation Consultants Help Set Up Mom, Baby for Success

Sept. 14, 2020 | Having a baby is one of those life markers a mom typically reflects on fondly, though some women experience nine months of discomfort and a difficult labor and recovery. Then there’s breastfeeding, which for some moms has its own set of trials, starting with the baby not latching correctly, cracked nipples or insufficient milk production....

Brian Gittens, Ed.D., vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, delivers his State of Diversity and Inclusion address, with the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards in the foreground.

State of Diversity Strong at UAMS

Sept. 9, 2020 | The state of diversity at UAMS is strong, said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., in his second annual State of Diversity and Inclusion address, which kicked off September’s Diversity and Inclusion Month across all UAMS campuses on Wednesday. The online address also featured the Dr. Edith Irby Jones Diversity and Inclusion Awards and awards for outstanding volunteers...

Group shot of students with masks

SUPER Project Introduces Undergrads to Community-Based Research, Health Disparities

Sept. 9, 2020 | Nine undergraduate students attended the SUPER Project Summer Institute in community-based research and health disparities in early August to prepare for health careers where they hope to make a difference in underserved communities. This allows them to conduct research with the guidance of mentors at their home institution and at UAMS as part of SUPER...

Zijing Zhang, Ph.D.

UAMS Researcher Earns National Recognition, Grant Funding for Reproductive Health Study

Sept. 9, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher studying how biological changes in the ovary due to aging can influence reproduction has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality. Zijing Zhang, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working under Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor...

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