Research


May 22, 2018

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

Amy Widner

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…


May 8, 2018

UAMS Proteomics Workshops Educate, Promote Collaborations

Lee Hogan

Scientists from across the nation gathered at UAMS in April to learn more about their specialty: proteomics.

May 8, 2018 | A skillful proteomics facility translates into improved care for a host of conditions. The research it fosters in identifying the functions of proteins drives the development of new treatments for diseases with high prevalence in Arkansas such as cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The key is a trained, knowledgeable staff. The…


April 20, 2018

History Society Announces Creation of Second Research Award

Amy Widner

Two society members posing for photo

April 20, 2018 | The establishment of the Edwina Walls Man History of the Health Sciences Advocacy Award was announced at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions on April 12 at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The award will be given to a…


April 17, 2018

UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

Amy Widner

Pills spilling out over a map of the U.S.

April 17, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond. “As the state’s only health sciences university, UAMS is uniquely positioned to address this issue head on…


March 28, 2018

$300,000 Supplemental Award Aims to Take Bone Research to Pilot Drug

Amy Widner

Researcher in lab

March 28, 2018 | Maria Almeida, Ph.D., is the first researcher at UAMS to receive supplemental funding through the NIAMS STAR program and hopes it will not only take her work to the next level but show other investigators a roadmap for their careers. Almeida, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology in…


March 27, 2018

New Opioid Studies Led by UAMS Researchers and Collaborating Sites

David Robinson

March 27, 2018 | Funding for two inter-institutional pilot studies looking at opioid abuse was recently announced by the UAMS Translational Research Institute. One study seeks to address opioid use disorders in pregnant women. “The study will harmonize data collection utilizing an iPad-based data collection tool with input from providers and patients,” said Jessica L. Coker,…


March 15, 2018

Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., Invested in Women’s Cardiovascular Health Professorship

Lee Hogan

Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., professor, associate dean for research and co-director of the Ph.D. program in the UAMS College of Nursing, shows off the medallion from her investiture in the Women's Cardiovascular Health Professorship to Jeannette M. Shorey II, M.D., associate dean for faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine and associate provost for faculty.

March 15, 2018 | Jean C. McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., professor and associate dean for research in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing and co-director of its Ph.D. program, was invested March 12 in the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Professorship. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease…


NIH Awards $11.3 Million to Establish Bone Research Center at UAMS

Amy Widner

Group photo of center members

March 15, 2018 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Professor Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., has been awarded $11.3 million in federal funds over 5 years to launch the Center For Musculoskeletal Disease Research. The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences branch of the National Institutes…


March 9, 2018

Relationships, Communication Touted as Key at Student Research Day

Amy Widner

Student-professor pair talk near science poster

March 9, 2018 | Student Research Day is about students, but it is also about mentorship and peer engagement – the relationships that turn hunches and ideas into innovations. Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, said as much as he welcomed everyone to the event, and the day’s distinguished lecturer,…


March 7, 2018

UAMS Researchers Circulating Survey About Medical Marijuana

David Robinson

March 7, 2018 | A first-of-its-kind survey is being circulated in Arkansas by UAMS researchers interested in Arkansans’ attitudes and perceptions about cannabis (marijuana) as state officials prepare to make it available for medical use. Of the 28 other states with medical marijuana, none have conducted surveys prior to its legalization that document public attitudes…



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