October 20, 2017

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, M.D., receives Exemplary Senior Trainee Award

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, M.D., was awarded the Exemplary Senior Trainee Award, by the Women in Otolaryngology section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the recent annual conference. The award is recognition of a senior resident physician or fellow in otolaryngology among all training programs in the United States, and is nominated by…


Embracing Chance, Passion Touted at Grad School Career Day

Oct. 20, 2017 | Education today is like training career athletes – professionals with the stamina, strength and flexibility to navigate today’s working world. “The days of having one career where you work 40 years in the same field and then you retire – that is non-existent now,” said Jeffery H. Moran, Ph.D., CEO of…


October 16, 2017

Nidhi Kapoor, M.D., Joins Neurology Department as UAMS’ First Neurohospitalist

Nidhi Kapoor, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as its first neurohospitalist, combining advanced training in neurology with a specialized understanding of caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Neurohopsitalists have advanced training in both hospital medicine and treating neurological conditions that can result in hospitalization, including intractable…


October 13, 2017

UAMS Study Finds One Reason Myeloma Patients Respond Differently to Treatment

Oct. 10, 2017 | Researchers with the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have identified one reason myeloma patients respond differently to treatment — the cancer cells can vary in type and intensity depending on where in the bone marrow they are located. The team headed by Leo Rasche, M.D., and…


October 12, 2017

Researchers Awarded $8 Million for Anti-Methamphetamine Study

Oct. 12, 2017 | Led by UAMS researchers, a new clinical study  called STAMPOUT aims to help a drug user stay in treatment by keeping the effects of the drug from going into the brain. This month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded the InterveXion/UAMS research team an $8…


UAMS Translational Research Institute Receives $3.5 Million in NIH Funding

LITTLE ROCK — The UAMS Translational Research Institute has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558 through Aug. 31, 2018. The 11 months of funding comes from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It will enable UAMS to continue its mission…


October 9, 2017

Collaborations Billed as Key at Health Services Showcase

Researchers with poster

Do patients follow through with treatments after they’ve left the doctor’s office? Will they come back for follow-up appointments? Will they take advantage of known, effective treatments? What factors are within the doctor’s control to help ensure that these things happen? Many researchers at UAMS are exploring such questions – often employing technologies like telemedicine,…


October 6, 2017

Surgeon Saved by the Trauma System He Helped Establish

When Todd Maxson, M.D., worked to implement a trauma system for the state of Arkansas in 2009, he didn’t know that his own life would be among the many saved. “It’s certainly different being on the opposite end of care,” Maxson said. On Sept. 1, Maxson, a professor of surgery in the UAMS College of…


October 4, 2017

UAMS Researchers, Students, Urged to Become Science Advocates

Oct. 4, 2017 | By being effective advocates for science funding, researchers can help the U.S. lead the world in science and help their own careers, UAMS students and faculty were told at a recent lecture. “The public does not understand what we do and they don’t understand why we do it,” said Richard L….


Impaired Driving is Focus at 18th Annual Geriatrics Conference

Oct. 3, 2017 | It’s a subject that Germaine Odenheimer, M.D., finds harder to talk about to patients than having a terminal illness: impaired driving, and that’s what she wanted to speak about to the audience at the 18th annual Geriatric Update and Long-term Care Conference held at UAMS. “One of the reasons I got…


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