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Marshallese Resilience throughout COVID-19 Pandemic Featured in New Book

May 9, 2022 | SPRINGDALE — Research conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research into the resilience and adaptability of Marshallese populations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in a new book published by the Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre. The book, Creative Resilience and COVID-19, explores how...

APhA-ASP 2022 Chapter of the Year

College of Pharmacy Students, Alumni Receive Awards at APhA Annual Meeting

May 9, 2022 | UAMS College of Pharmacy students and alumni received awards from the American Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting this year. “These recognitions are noteworthy accomplishments,” said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “These awards are a testament to the legacy of UAMS student pharmacists and pharmacists. There is a strong track...

B. Marie Walker

Writing Children’s Book Helps UAMS Employee Work Through Grief

May 6, 2022 | Marie Walker laughed, smiled and talked while visiting with her sister Helen. Located on the other side of the room was Walker’s daughter, and the sisters heard her holding a conversation. However, they knew there was nobody else with her. They also knew the young girl didn’t have an electronic device that would allow her...

Ashok Philip

Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., Named College of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean of Student Services

May 4, 2022 | Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D., has been named associate dean of student services for the UAMS College of Pharmacy. This is a critical role for the college, with the dual responsibilities of keeping the student community supported and connected as well as leading the recruitment efforts to bring highly qualified students to the pharmacy profession. “Ashok...

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Rohit Dhall, M.D.

For Second Year, UAMS Designated as a Center of Excellence for Treating Huntington’s Disease

May 4, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has designated the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease for the second year in a row. “Continued designation as an HDSA Center of Excellence recognizes our multidisciplinary team’s commitment to providing care to people with...

Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer and a student

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Celebrates Student Research at Symposium

May 3, 2022 | The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held its first Celebration of Student Discovery Symposium April 14 for over 30 students, teachers, and some family members from Little Rock Central High School and LISA Academy West interested in cancer research. Students who won or placed in the regional and state science fairs were invited to...

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UAMS’ Heart Healthy Communities Program Initiates Health App in Phillips County

May 3, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Community health workers have been going door-to-door in Phillips County to show residents how a new app can help them improve their health. On behalf of the UAMS Heart Healthy Communities project based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the five workers work to identify needs in medically underserved...

African-American women received vaccine

UAMS Researchers Find Link between Experiences of Racism and Vaccine Hesitancy among Black Arkansans

May 2, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research have found that Black Arkansans who reported racial discrimination in the criminal justice system also experienced higher levels of hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, only around 41% of Black Arkansans five...

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