June 15, 2017

Medical Student Survives Stroke Thanks to Classmates’ Quick Reaction

June 15, 2017 | Justin Treas is a busy man. The 29-year-old has a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and has worked in cancer research. He’s married with three children and just earned his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine. On March 28, 2017, Treas had a stroke that his doctors believe would have…


June 12, 2017

Dr. Pope Moseley Invested in First Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair

June 12, 2017 | Pope L. Moseley, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was formally invested June 8 as the inaugural recipient of the Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair. Moseley, a leader in internal medicine and internationally recognized physician-scientist, came to…


June 9, 2017

UAMS Researchers Kill Cancer Cells Using “Spaser” – World’s Smallest Laser

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to kill single cancer cells using the world’s smallest laser. At 22 nanometers in diameter, the laser — known as a spaser — is capable of detecting and killing single cancer cells…


June 7, 2017

Strong Mentorship Helps Researcher Discover Success

Craig Forrest, Ph.D., recalled the day four years ago when one of his Department of Microbiology and Immunology mentors, Xuming  Zhang, Ph.D., D.V.M., came looking for him. Forrest had sought input from Zhang and mentor Usha Ponnappan, Ph.D., on his first NIH National Cancer Institute grant application. Zhang found him in a fifth-floor lab of…


June 6, 2017

New Biomedical Informatics Degrees at UAMS to Provide Driving Force for Personalized Medicine

Three new degrees and a certificate in biomedical informatics to help professionals assess and manage large sets of medical and public health information will soon be offered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Arkansas Department of Higher Education recently approved the three graduate degrees — Doctorate of Philosophy, Master of Science…


June 2, 2017

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes Invested in Carl Nelson Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery

June 2, 2017 | C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was invested June 1 in the Carl L. Nelson, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. Barnes, who graduated with honors from the College of Medicine in 1986 and completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at…


May 31, 2017

Dr. Erick Messias Named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

May 31, 2017 | Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., has been appointed associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Messias is rejoining the UAMS faculty and will also be an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, where he served in a number of…


Majority of State’s ‘Best Doctors’ at UAMS

May 26, 2017 | Of the 308 Arkansas physicians named to the recently released 2017 Best Doctors in America list, nearly 200 are on staff at UAMS. The list is compiled annually by Best Doctors Inc., a health care information service company headquartered in Massachusetts, and is published by the weekly newspaper Arkansas Times. Researchers…


Dr. Mark Smeltzer Awarded $10 Million Grant to Continue Work on Microbial Pathogens

May 30, 2017 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Professor Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., has been awarded $11 million in federal funding for Phase II of a program that supports microbiology and immunology research. Phase I of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in…


May 24, 2017

Honors Convocation 2017 Celebrates Graduating Seniors, Faculty

When Jerad Gardner, M.D., stepped up to the podium to address the UAMS College of Medicine’s Class of 2017 at the college’s Honors Convocation on May 19, the first thing he did was take a “selfie” with the class. The move wasn’t too surprising for Gardner, who has drawn national acclaim for championing the use…


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