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UAMS’ Maria Schuller Almeida, Ph.D. (left), and Ha-Neui (Hans) Kim, Ph.D., will use new funding from the National Institutes of Health to answer key questions about estrogen’s important role in preventing bone loss.

NIH Awards UAMS Researchers $2.27 Million to Study Estrogen’s Role in Preventing Bone Loss

April 4, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $2.27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to answer key questions about the cellular mechanisms used by estrogen to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. The five-year NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases...

UAMS’ Gyan Sahukhal, Ph.D., Samir Jenkins, Ph.D., and Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., are the first researchers to receive financial and other support from the new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program.

Three UAMS Research Teams Named Inaugural Recipients of BioVentures Accelerator Awards

April 3, 2024 | BioVentures LLC at UAMS recently announced the selection of three UAMS research teams as the inaugural recipients of its new AR Health Ventures Accelerator (ARHVA) program. The accelerator program, which aims to help jump-start the translation of promising scientific discoveries into therapies, is providing the selected projects with substantial benefits, including financial grants up to...

Pictured are the April 2024 graduates of the Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program.

UAMS Celebrates First Graduates of Community Health Worker Training Program

April 3, 2024 | FAYETTEVILLE — The UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation will graduate seven community health workers (CHW) this month, celebrating the first class to complete the one-year Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program. The institute, formerly the UAMS Office of Community Health & Research, has enrolled 88 CHWs from 21 counties across Arkansas since starting...

Dr. Yong Zhu in his research lab

Distinguished Cancer Researcher, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Leadership

April 2, 2024 | Prominent cancer epidemiologist, Yong Zhu, Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as associate director for population science and translational science. He also holds an appointment as professor of epidemiology in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Zhu joins UAMS after serving for...

Child wearing eclipse glasses

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Advises Eye Protection for April Eclipse

April 1, 2024 | Proper eye protection is highly important when viewing an eclipse, said experts at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. On April 8, the continental United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. This amazing phenomenon will be the first total eclipse to cross...

Workshop participants and David Ussery, Ph. D., listen as a participant presents results of comparing bacterial genes using tools supplied at the workshop.

UAMS Genomics Workshop Highlights Healthcare Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

March 29, 2024 | A workshop held March 18-20 attracted undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from institutions across the state to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to learn about genome sequencing. About 30 graduate students and faculty members attended in person, while another 30 joined online. They listened to lectures during the first two days,...

Oral Health Clinic staff

UAMS Oral Health Clinic on Display at Open House

March 29, 2024 | The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently welcomed visitors at an open house. The Oral Health Clinic staff handed out oral hygiene supplies and spoke with the many guests who came through. “The UAMS Oral Health Clinic is a tremendous asset not only...

C. Lewis

Cynthia Lewis Reappointed to National Workplace Safety Committee

March 28, 2024 | Cynthia Lewis, faculty in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has been reappointed to another term on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Lewis, associate professor and director of the college’s Office of Professional Development and Program Evaluation, will collaborate with the...

Meredith Ott, Tara Bates and Kristen Stringfellow show off their matches.

College of Medicine Class of 2024 Gathers on Gray Day for Colorful Match Day Celebration

March 28, 2024 | The rain and fog outside didn’t dampen the bright smiles inside as students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Medicine Class of 2024 gathered March 15 in downtown Little Rock for its Match Day celebration. Inside a second-story ballroom in Robinson Center, where the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River...

Cam Patterson, chancellor of UAMS and CEO of UAMS Health, and Danna Taylor, president of South Arkansas Regional Hospital, cut the ribbon at the new UAMS Health Family Medical Center in El Dorado.

UAMS Health Family Medical Center Celebrates Grand Opening in El Dorado

March 27, 2024 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the UAMS Health Family Medical Center in El Dorado. The Family Medical Center is located at 620 W. Grove St., Suite 202, in the former home of the South Arkansas Physician Group clinic. The clinic’s team...

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