Research


August 8, 2018

Fellowship-Trained Medical Oncologist Rashmi Verma, M.D., Joins UAMS

Rashmi Verma, M.D., has joined the Medical Oncology team at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Rashmi Verma, M.D., a fellowship-trained medical oncologist who specializes in cancers of the reproductive organs, urinary system and gastrointestinal system, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research Symposium

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Aug. 3, 2018 | Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk…


July 25, 2018

Study Finds Mentorship Could Reduce Gender Gap in Radiology

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July 25, 2018 | With each new class of medical students, the gender gap gets smaller – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Roopa Ram, M.D., has seen that change translate to radiology as a specialty. A historically male-dominated specialty, radiology nationwide has been slow to change. While medical student classes in general are closer…


July 23, 2018

Training Grant of More Than $740,000 to Encourage Drug Development Renewed for Five Years

Dr. Mayeux outside of biomedical building

July 23, 2018 | A prestigious grant has been renewed for $742,840 over five years that gives Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) an added foundation in pharmacology and toxicology research. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded the Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Grant (T32)…


July 18, 2018

Researcher Aims to Improve Mobile Tools for Mental Health

Researcher and research assistant with phone

July 18, 2018 | A UAMS researcher is exploring ways coaching and other additions might improve a suite of apps that aims to help patients with depression and anxiety. “Whether it’s time, money, geography or stereotypes, we know there are many roadblocks to people having access to therapy, and anxiety and depression can have a…


June 27, 2018

Research Paves Way for Novel Therapy to Treat Osteoporosis, Atherosclerosis

Dr. Ambrogini at lab bench

June 27, 2018 | A recent study by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) researchers shows that a type of blood protein we are all born with protects against osteoporosis, illuminating the potential for a novel approach to treatment. Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D. – an assistant professor in…


June 21, 2018

Girls Shown Science, Technology Opportunities at UAMS

June 21, 2018 | A couple dozen school-aged girls broke into groups of four and five and spread out across the room. In each group, one girl stood in the center as the rest — armed with a pen, clipboard, paper and measuring tape — outfitted her with round, silvery, shiny markers to track movement….


June 20, 2018

UAMS Establishes Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology with $1 Million Gift from Chris Rakhshan

June 20, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Pamela Rakhshan Chair in Otolaryngology thanks to a $1 million gift from her father, Chris Rakhshan, in gratitude to the physician who saved her life. UAMS will name a professor to the Rakhshan Chair at a later time. Rakhshan, of…


May 25, 2018

UAMS Scientist Crooks Honored by Cancer Institute Auxiliary

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., was honored by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for his achievements in drug development.

May 25, 2018 | The process of creating new drug therapies is completely foreign to most people. But for UAMS’ Peter Crooks, Ph.D., D.Sc., it’s just another day at the office.


May 22, 2018

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

Children smelling tomato

May 22, 2018 | Rarely are child temper tantrums a sign of success, but this is one of those circumstances. The WISE program – Together, We Inspire Smart Eating – has been working to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into the diets of Arkansas children since 2011. “Parents come into the program thinking, ‘oh, my…



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