July 26, 2019

Summer Undergraduate Researchers Get First Taste of Real Science

Amy Widner

Group shot of students

Twelve undergraduate students from across the United States worked in real labs, doing real research this summer at UAMS — many of them for the first time. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research is hosted annually by the UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs and is funded by the…

January 9, 2019

Four Students Chosen for the Geriatric Student Scholars Program

Yavonda Chase

Four students were selected for the 2019 Geriatric Student Scholars program. They are (clockwise from top left) Taylor Bennett, Samantha Pennington, Larreasha Adams and Holly Bennett.

The UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) has selected four students for its 2019 Geriatric Student Scholars program.

October 22, 2018

First-Year Med Students Showcase Anatomy Findings

Amy Widner

Students at podium

Teams of first-year College of Medicine students concluded their nine-week full-body dissection course recently by presenting their findings before faculty and peers. The Human Structure Student Research Conference was held Oct. 12 in the Education II building and featured 35 teams of five. The students were asked to prepare professional written and oral presentations detailing…

September 21, 2018

Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro Receives $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Third-year medical student Zoe Weeks (center), flanked by UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., shakes hands with Corey Little, president of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co.

Sept. 21, 2018 | Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro has been awarded the $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Weeks, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University…

August 17, 2018

White Coats Mark Beginning of Medical School Journey for COM Class of 2022

Amy Widner

Group shot of UAMS College of Medicine students

As Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., began her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Medicine Class of 2022, she said she felt like she was officiating a wedding.

August 15, 2018

AR SAVES Uses Simulation to Teach Students about Stroke

Ben Boulden

MASH students visiting the UAMS Simulation Center roleplay diagnosing a stroke patient through the AR SAVES network.

Aug. 14, 2018 | Although the high school students in the UAMS Simulation Center this summer may not have been stroke doctors or nurses yet, they got a chance to play those roles on TV and learn to recognize stroke symptoms.

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…

August 1, 2018

Virtual Dissection Enables UAMS Students to Explore Human Anatomy

Amy Widner

Professor and student using smart table

Aug. 1, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has acquired a 4K-resolution virtual dissection table that allows students to explore human anatomy in 3D with simple gestures common on the average smartphone. Students can swipe, scroll and zoom to rotate images in 3D, explore inside the human body, swipe off sections with…

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)…

June 11, 2018

Two Ph.D. Graduates Head to Post-docs at Emory

Amy Widner

Johnsasha and Kimberly pose for photo

June 11, 2018 | Two Ph.D. students in the spring graduating class of the UAMS Graduate School have accepted positions at Emory University in Atlanta to continue their postdoctoral work. “They will join other UAMS alumni at Emory for us to have a strong presence there,” said Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the…

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