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UAMS' Sue Griffin, Ph.D., and Meenakshisundaram, Balasubramaniam, Ph.D., led the discovery of the potential Alzheimer's drug for people with the inherited Alzheimer's gene.

UAMS Research Team Discovers Potential Alzheimer’s Drug

Feb. 6, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — A potential new drug to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with the so-called Alzheimer’s gene has been discovered by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D. The findings were published Jan. 8 in Communications Biology and include discoveries of a druggable target and a...

Tammy Jones, Ph.D., RN, is the new chief nursing officer and associate vice chancellor for patient care services for UAMS Health.

Tammy Jones, Ph.D., Named Chief Nursing Officer for UAMS Health

Feb. 6, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — Tammy Jones, Ph.D., RN, has been named chief nursing officer and associate vice chancellor for patient care services for UAMS Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) after serving in this role in an interim basis for the past several months.

Abdelrahamam Fouda, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, discusses the research his lab performs.

AHA Sweethearts Visit Five Labs; Get Glimpse into the World of Cardiovascular Research

Feb. 5, 2024 | About 40 Arkansas high school sophomores and juniors recently got an inside look at some of the cardiovascular research under way at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The sophomores are in the American Heart Association’s Sweethearts program, which aims to educate and empower a new generation to build healthier lives while developing...

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College of Pharmacy Students Place High at National Competitions

Feb. 2, 2024 | UAMS College of Pharmacy students recently reached two milestones on the national level, ranking high in competitions for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A team of Tori Hoggard, Lexi Jacobus and Dylan Yowell was the national runner-up at the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, held during...

Needle pulling HPV vaccine from bottle

UAMS Researchers Link HPV Vaccine Hesitancy to Lack of Accurate Information

Jan. 31, 2024 | FAYETTEVILLE — Limited or inaccurate information about the HPV vaccine has created apprehension among Arkansas parents to vaccinate their children against the virus, according to researchers in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. Researchers noted that increased efforts in health care providers’ offices to provide education about...

Anu Iyer began working on the machine learning Parkinson's disease study at UAMS as a high school student.

Teenage Researcher Leads UAMS Parkinson’s Study Published in Scientific Reports

Jan. 30, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — Eighteen-year-old Anu Iyer, the recent Little Rock Central High School graduate and machine-learning sensation collaborating with a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team, is the lead author on a publication in Scientific Reports, part of the Nature portfolio journals. She was joined as co-first author by UAMS’ Aaron Kemp,...

Burdine, second from left, at the Helena-West Helena satellite transplant clinic.

UAMS Kidney, Liver Transplant Programs Again Rated Among Best in Nation

Jan. 29, 2024 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) kidney and liver transplant programs have again received some of the highest ratings in the country in a report comparing transplant programs nationwide. A January report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) shows that both solid-organ programs scored five out of five...

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