Research


March 11, 2019

Physician Living with Parkinson’s: No One Should Go Through It Alone

Katrina Dupins

Glenn Davis, M.D., was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007.

Every year in America, health care professionals diagnose 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, Glenn Davis, M.D., was one of those patients, though he’d experienced symptoms a few years prior.


UAMS Spearheads Project to Increase Healthy Options at Food Pantries

David Wise

FAYETTEVILLE – Three local food pantries that participated in a study with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) increased their distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables by more than three servings per person per household. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 5 percent of all U.S. households reported using a food pantry…


March 6, 2019

UAMS Graduate Student Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

Susan Van Dusen

UAMS Graduate School student has received a fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to support his melanoma research.

A prestigious fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow UAMS Graduate School student Brian Koss to advance his melanoma research.


February 26, 2019

UAMS Study Shows Schools Lowered Sodium Content of Lunches by 11.2 Percent

David Wise

FAYETTEVILLE – Public schools in Springdale have lowered the sodium content of school lunches by 11.2 percent, research by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) shows. In an article in “Preventing Chronic Disease,” published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers from the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus outlined the progress…


September 27, 2018

Showcase Puts COBREs in Spotlight

Amy Widner

People talking and looking at posters

Have the COBRE programs at UAMS and ACRI reached critical mass and can now benefit the entire campus research community? Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., certainly thinks so.


August 8, 2018

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

Susan Van Dusen

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

Amy Widner

Student showing poster to professor

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

Amy Widner

Researchers at computer

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

Amy Widner

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

Amy Widner

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…



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