Latest News from the College of Medicine

  • UAMS Uses Culturally Unique Methods to Improve Diabetes Management

    Marshallese Islander family posing in traditional clothing

    Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have demonstrated that a culturally adapted family model of diabetes self-management is an effective approach for Marshallese community members in Northwest Arkansas to manage diabetes.

  • Ronald Robertson, M.D., Named Chair of Surgery

    Ronald Robertson, M.D.

    Ronald Robertson, M.D, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).Robertson will assume the role in May upon the retirement of Frederick “Rick” Bentley, M.D., who has served as chair of the Department of Surgery since 2015.

  • Researcher Granted $1.86 Million to Study Poxvirus

    Jia Liu, Ph.D. in her office

    By Amy Widner The poxvirus — with its applications for the investigation of disease development, cross-species infection-caused diseases, vaccine development and cancer virotherapy — is the focus of research by Jia Liu, Ph.D., who has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue this innovative work at the University of Arkansas…