December 11, 2018

First UAMS Digital Health Conference a Hit for Researchers, Providers

Woman speaking at microphone

Nearly everyone in the audience raised their hand when Curtis Lowery, M.D., asked if they used their smartphones for banking or making purchases. In welcoming UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference on Nov. 30, he told the 80-plus attendees the health care industry has been frustratingly slow to follow the banking industry’s embrace of digital technology.

December 10, 2018

$1.5 Million Estate Gift Creates Full Tuition Scholarship in UAMS College of Medicine

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Carl R. Stout to create the R. Louise Stout Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in the College of Medicine, which is the first full-tuition scholarship endowment in UAMS’ history.

November 28, 2018

Ultrafest Teaches UAMS Medical Students a Variety of Ultrasound Applications

Students and faculty examine an ultrasound image on a laptop

More than 100 students from the UAMS College of Medicine as well as other medical schools in Arkansas recently gathered on the 10th floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for a Saturday of learning about the clinical applications of ultrasound technology.

November 27, 2018

UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries Highlights Collaboration, Variety of Approaches in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Two researchers discussing a poster

A variety of solutions with which to attack the ongoing national opioid epidemic took center stage at the 22nd Showcase of Medical Discoveries, held Nov. 14 in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

November 15, 2018

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million to Study Common Mechanisms Shared by Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

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A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to investigate common pathways that contribute to the aging of various tissues.

November 13, 2018

Recent Faculty Appointments – November 2018

Becca Perin

Muhammad Asim Khalil, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Khalil received his medical degree from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Before joining the oncology team at UAMS, Dr. Khalil practiced hospital medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

November 8, 2018

UAMS’ Dr. Teresa Hudson Participates in Summit on America’s Heartland

Informal snapshot of Drs. Hudson and Chopra

Teresa Hudson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an associate professor and director of the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Health Services Research, was among the guest speakers at the Heartland Summit, an assembly of some of the country’s top minds held Oct. 18-21 in Bentonville.

UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop New Cancer Therapies

Two researchers posing in a lab

By Linda Haymes UAMS College of Medicine researchers have received a $604,208 grant to study how an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors helps tumors grow. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the three-year grant to Karen Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry…

November 6, 2018

G. Richard Smith, M.D., Named Chair of Psychiatry, PRI Director

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By Tim Taylor Nov. 6, 2018 | LITTLE ROCK — G. Richard Smith, M.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and director of UAMS’ Psychiatric Research Institute. Smith served as chairman of the Department of Psychiatry from 2001…

November 2, 2018

First-Year Medical Students Honor Body Donors

Student sings while another student plays an acoustic guitar

First year medical students gathered on November 2 to honor the 35 individuals who, through the gift of their bodies after death, provided the first lessons in the students’ medical school education. The students recently finished the Human Structure segment, in which they get hands-on experience with human anatomy. Class president Paula McClain opened the…

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