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NCI Grant Supporting UAMS Research to Improve Cancer Treatment for Patients Lacking Good Gut Bacteria


LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team will use a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to study promising new ways to improve the effectiveness of a common cancer treatment for patients lacking beneficial gut bacteria. The five-year, nearly $2 million grant is led by Ruud P.M. Dings, Ph.D., M.Sc., an…

UAMS’ Ruud P.M. Dings, Ph.D., hopes to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients with an absence of good gut bacteria.

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October 26, 2021


Oncologist Sindhu Malapati, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


Sindhu Malapati, M.D., has joined the breast team in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she is treating patients with breast cancer. “Dr. Malapati is a great addition to our team at an important time in the Cancer Institute’s growth,” said Michael Birrer, Winthrop P. …

Sindhu Malapati, M.D., Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer

October 25, 2021


UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Receives $158,000 Grant from U.S. Department of Labor


Funds Will Train 550 Employers and Workers in Pandemic Preparedness LITTLE ROCK — The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a one-year grant for $156,800 to provide infectious disease pandemic preparedness training to 550 employers and workers across the state. The U.S. Department of…

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UAMS Offers Booster COVID Vaccines


LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering third doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and second doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to qualifying individuals on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Vaccine Clinic at 401 S. Monroe St. in Little Rock. The clinic already offers third doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Effective Oct. 25, the UAMS Vaccine Clinic at 401 S. Monroe St., in Little Rock will offer third doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as well as second doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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October 22, 2021


Three UAMS Researchers Receive DART Seed Grants for Data Science Projects


Three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – two in the College of Medicine and one in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health –  recently received seed grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology to increase Arkansas students’ knowledge about data science. The DART (Data…

Tiffany Huitt and Kevin Phelan sit behind open computers that display some of the NOAA curriculum students will use.


UAMS Hosts Nov. 6 Virtual Epilepsy Symposium


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host a virtual Epilepsy Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 6, for epilepsy patients, caregivers, family members and health care providers who are interested in learning more about current epilepsy treatments. The educational event, held to coincide with National Epilepsy Awareness Month, is open to the public. A…


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October 21, 2021


Arkansas 211 and UAMS Partner to Promote Lyft Transportation to Vaccinations and Health Services


Arkansas 211 has been awarded grants totaling $97,000 to launch a statewide partnership with the rideshare company Lyft. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will promote the free service through its eight regional campuses throughout the state. An $87,000 grant for free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites is awarded by The Palo Alto…

Arkansas 211 LYFT Rides

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UAMS Participating in National Breast Cancer Screening Trial


The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is participating in the National Cancer Institute’s TMIST (Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial). The study compares two standard breast cancer screening methods — tomosynthesis (3D) mammograms and digital (2D) mammograms — and is designed to help researchers determine whether one method is better than the other at finding…

Breast Center Director Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., is leading the Cancer Institute's participation in a national mammography clinical trial.


Amy Wenger Named Vice Chancellor of UAMS Northwest Regional Campus


LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Amy Wenger, MHSA, vice chancellor of its Northwest Regional Campus, effective Dec. 1.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Amy Wenger, MHSA, vice chancellor of its Northwest Regional Campus, effective Dec. 1.

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October 20, 2021


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