Latest News from the College of Medicine

  • UAMS Professor Offers Insights into Criminal Intent, Co-Authors Law Review Article

    Edgar Garcia-Rill sitting at his desk

    A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) professor of neurobiology recently co-authored a Kentucky Law Review article that offers insights into the nature of criminal intent and urges the court system to admit more expert testimony into trials regarding the subject. In “Actus Reus, Mens Rea, and Brain Science: What Do Volition and Intent…

  • WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

    two children smelling a tomato

    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 child won’t eat that,’…

  • UAMS Researchers Unlock More Clues to Alzheimer’s; Illustrates How Protein Risk Factor Interacts with DNA

    Sue Griffin, Ph.D.

    LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman for Research of The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, have found a way to illustrate how a protein known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease interacts with DNA. Sue Griffin, Ph.D., is…