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Face-painting and crafts were among several activities available to the public attending the Fall Festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

UAMS 12th Street Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Fall Festival

Oct. 27, 2023 | About 200 people – families, students and volunteers – turned out Oct. 7 for the Fall Festival at the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, which also served as a celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary. “There was a moment when I was standing outside looking at our sign, looking at our students interacting...

Chancellor’s Circle Awards Grants

UAMS Chancellor’s Circle Awards Grants to 13 Programs

Oct. 26, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) awarded 13 grants totaling $213,000 at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony held Oct. 23. The Chancellor’s Circle is UAMS’ premier annual giving society. Through its unrestricted annual giving, this group of dedicated members donates more than $200,000 a year that funds grants...

Chief Robert Barrentine

UAMS Police Protect and Serve: ‘We Are Very Safe Here’

Oct. 26, 2023 | Keeping the peace and ensuring safety is a full-time job for any police officer. For members of the UAMS Police Department, being the only police force in the state that serves both a university and a hospital often means having to do more with less.

C. Hayes

Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MPH, Uses Dual Degree Program to Enter Field of Medical Research

Oct. 25, 2023 | Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MPH, is grateful to assume multiple roles for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He attributes his success to his training in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. He’s an associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Department of Biomedical Informatics. He...

Hector Enrique Soriano-Baron, M.D.

Neurosurgeon Hector Enrique Soriano-Baron, M.D., Joins UAMS as Co-Director of Spine Services

Oct. 24, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — Hector Enrique Soriano-Baron, M.D., a triple fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as co-director of UAMS spine services. An assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Soriano-Baron was previously on the faculty at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in...

UAMS professor Ping-Ching Hsu, Ph.D.,

Five UAMS Researchers Awarded Grants for Breast Cancer Research

Oct. 23, 2023 | For the 26th year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP) has awarded funding to kick-start promising breast cancer research projects. Since the passage of the Arkansas Breast Cancer Act in 1997 that created the ABCRP, the Arkansas State Legislature has set aside funds that UAMS invests in novel research...

TRI's David Avery, senior director of Clinical Research Operations, and Carrie Cochran-Raglon, director of the UAMS Rural Research Network, talk with Lipika Sarangi, Ph.D. (right).

Investigators Soak in Research Expo 2023’s Abundant Resources, Services

Oct. 20, 2023 | Alberto Ramirez, Ph.D., was excited to attend Research Expo 2023, with its 50 research services and resources on display. “As an early-career researcher, the event proved to be remarkably valuable as it allowed me to gain insight into the numerous resources offered by UAMS, including TRI, Research & Innovation, and more, which have the potential...

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