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2022 Chancellor's Circle Grant award winners

UAMS Chancellor’s Circle Awards Grants to 14 Programs

Sept. 29, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) awarded 14 grants totaling $336,000 at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony held Sept. 19. The Chancellor’s Circle is UAMS’ premier giving society. Through its unrestricted annual giving, this group of dedicated members donates nearly $300,000 a year that funds grants to address...


UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Sept. 28, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala earlier this month at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Several elected officials, in addition to several of the college’s community supporters, faculty, staff and students attended the Sept. 9 soiree. The event featured special...

Soumiya Pal receives his research coat from Antino Allen, Ph.D., program director of the Graduate School's pharmaceutical sciences program and Amanda Stolarz, Ph.D.

Research Induction Ceremony Celebrates Graduate Students’ Journey to Doctoral Degrees

Sept. 28, 2022 | Mentors and advisors helped 27 UAMS Graduate School students from 10 programs put on their new white lab coats during the school’s annual research induction ceremony Sept. 12. The ceremony recognizes the graduate students who have passed their formal qualifying examination and are now Ph.D. candidates advancing into the research phase in the pursuit of...

Summer interns at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

UAMS Internship Program Inspires Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

Sept. 27, 2022 | When asked what he did this summer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) medical student Wyatt D’Spain gives a rather unusual response. “I learned how to grow a tumor in a flask, infect it with a virus and reassess how it affected the tumor’s viability,” he said. D’Spain’s summer project was conducted safely under...

Pregnant woman getting a check-up

UAMS Receives $5 Million Grant to Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health

Sept. 26, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve maternal health care in Arkansas. The funding from Health Resources and Services Administration will help increase access to maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities and assist in tackling...

David Ussery, Ph.D.

UAMS Researchers Find Changes in Monkeypox Genome That May Explain Its Recent Rapid Spread

Sept. 26, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — The rapid spread of monkeypox is unlike the virus’ past outbreaks and may be a result of genetic mutations identified by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Led by UAMS’ David Ussery, Ph.D., the UAMS team published its findings this month in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The team compared...

Participants stand together after the White Coats for Black Lives event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UAMS Speaks Out Against Racial Inequities in Health Care

Sept. 23, 2022 | Students and employees gathered in front of UAMS Medical Center to oppose disparities and structural racism in health care that adversely affect Black communities and to hear about efforts by UAMS to provide equitable care for everyone.

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