September 5, 2023

National Cancer Institute Awards UAMS Researcher $1.8 Million to Study Prevention of Major Chemotherapy Complications

Benjamin Waldrum

Amanda Stolarz COP

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., recently received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stolarz, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator on a study…

August 29, 2023

UAMS Hosts Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Nathan Tidwell

SURP Group Photo

Ten students from nine different colleges and universities gained research experience and mentoring during the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). SURP is a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded effort in the UAMS Graduate School. The program, which ran from May 22-July 21, is aimed…

August 23, 2023

Enthusiastic Scholars Talk Science at Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Nathan Tidwell

Rishiraj Pandya

Students from 41 colleges and universities across the nation recently attended the 10th Annual Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The symposium celebrated achievements by undergraduates pursuing research in a wide range of biomedical-related topics. The UAMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology organized and sponsored the…

August 21, 2023

UAMS’ Andrew Morris, Ph.D., Recognized with Prestigious VA Research Career Scientist Award

David Robinson

Andrew Morris, Ph.D., has received the prestigious Research Career Scientist Award from the VA Office of Research and Development.

UAMS and Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher Andrew Morris, Ph.D., has received the prestigious Research Career Scientist Award from the VA Office of Research and Development. The designation is for established researchers who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievements and substantial contributions to the VA research community. Morris is the UAMS Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research…

August 10, 2023

UAMS Meet-and-Greet Event Celebrates Student Summer Researchers

Ben Boulden

Dozens of research students and faculty line up for scoops of Loblolly ice cream in the courtyard of the Biomed 2 building.

On June 21, the longest day of the year and the summer solstice, about 200 student researchers over the course of two hours gathered in the grassy courtyard of the UAMS Biomedical Research II building to share Loblolly Ice Cream and socialize. Mohamed Elasri, Ph.D., UAMS associate vice chancellor for research, attended and said the…

August 8, 2023

Steven Barger, Ph.D., Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Role of Glucose Transport in Alzheimer’s Progression

Chris Carmody

Steven Barger, Ph.D., professor of geriatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and faculty member at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging

LITTLE ROCK — Steven Barger, Ph.D., professor of geriatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has received a five-year federal grant to support his research on the role of glucose transport in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The project will receive $382,500 in funding for the current grant year…

July 25, 2023

UAMS Awarded $1.6 million to Continue Research into Mechanisms Governing Intracellular Membrane Traffic in Human Cells

Linda Satter

Vladimir Lupashin, Ph.D., at his desk surrounded by his team of graduate assistants. Standing from left to right: Amrita Khakurel, Farhana Taher Sumya and Zinia Dsouza

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded an additional $1.6 million to researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to continue a 14-year effort aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles governing intracellular membrane traffic — a crucial process occurring in every human cell. Intracellular traffic plays a pivotal…

June 27, 2023

UAMS Bone Research Center Secures Second NIH Grant of Over $11 Million

David Robinson

Team members of the UAMS Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research include:, front row: Jinhu Xiong M.D., Ph.D., Amy Sato, Ph.D., Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D.; second row: Janeelle Whitfield, Melda Onal, Ph.D., Qiang Fu, M.D., Ph.D.; third row: Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., Maria Almeida, Ph.D., Roy Morello, Ph.D.; back row: Intawat Nookaew, Ph.D., Ha-neui Kim, Ph.D., and Elena Ambrogini, M.D., Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — A federal grant of more than $11 million will provide five additional years of support to the Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research led by Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The $11.5 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 grant from the National Institute…

June 19, 2023

JAMA Health Forum Publishes UAMS Researcher’s Novel Model for Ranking Biomedical Research Priorities

David Robinson

Laura Gressler, Ph.D., is first author on the JAMA publication.

LITTLE ROCK — In a new study led by UAMS’ Laura Gressler, Ph.D., researchers presented a novel model to help research funding agencies and groups prioritize their funding for various health conditions. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Health Forum and included co-authors from the U.S. Department of…

June 14, 2023

UAMS Provides Look at Bone Disease Research for Arkansas Undergraduates

Linda Satter

Jesus Delgado-Calle, an assistant professor of physiology and cell biology at UAMS, discusses his research with undergraduates and his team.

Twenty-eight undergraduates from colleges across the state recently visited the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) campus to learn about potential careers in bone disease research. The Arkansas-IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) sponsored the event. The students gathered May 23 in the Active Learning Center in the UAMS Library, where they listened…

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