April 18, 2019

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.


April 17, 2019

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.


April 16, 2019

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…


April 2, 2019

Garcia-Rill Closing Out Successful 15-Year NIH Grant, Distinguished Career

Edgar Garcia-Rill standing in front of plaques

After 50 years as a biomedical researcher, Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., is close to hanging up his lab coat. When he does, he’ll look back on the last 15 years as the most rewarding of his distinguished career. “It will be like retiring after winning the Super Bowl,” said the UAMS professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences.


March 27, 2019

Inaugural Otolaryngology Conference a Success with Latest Updates

Two men shaking hands

The inaugural Otolaryngology Diamond Conference provided a national meeting ground for the exchange of ideas, as invited speakers and UAMS faculty highlighted the latest research, clinical techniques and management practices vital to the practicing ear, nose and throat doctor.


Study: CPAP Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Yuanjie Mao seated at computer

Use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine in conjunction with dietary changes can aid in weight loss in specific patients, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found in a study that is being highlighted by an international professional society for endocrinology.


Erin Willis, M.D., Recognized by National MS Society for Pediatric Care

Erin Willis receiving framed certificate

Sometimes to make a difference, you have to chart your own path. It’s safe to say that Erin Willis, M.D., did just that. Willis is the first and only pediatric neurologist in Arkansas specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis in children.


March 25, 2019

New Faculty Members – March 2019

Fang Lu

The College of Medicine welcomes new faculty members in the departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology.


UAMS’ Daniel Voth, Ph.D., Appointed Interim Chair of Microbiology & Immunology

Daniel Voth, Ph.D.

Daniel Voth, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, effective following the July 31 retirement of current chair Kevin Young, Ph.D. Voth has made numerous contributions to the College of Medicine and faculty throughout UAMS in addition…


Annual College of Medicine Tour Draws Potential Future Doctors to UAMS

Medical student at podium and panel of 7 seated

The 120 premedical students from colleges across Arkansas who came to UAMS for tours and information sessions on March 8 were asked a vital question by Richard P. Wheeler, M.D., executive vice chancellor for academic affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine. “Why do you want to become a…


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