October 4, 2019

Jia Liu, Ph.D., Honored as Community Champion, Receives $10,000

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It’s been a time of accolades for UAMS researcher Jia Liu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology.


October 3, 2019

College of Medicine Students Get into Spirit at Academic House Olympics

Students with house props

Medical school isn’t always about books and biology. Sometimes it’s about Baggo and bragging rights.


October 2, 2019

Vigil Honors Groundbreaking Life, Career of Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Group of people holding candles outside of UAMS at night

Dozens of UAMS faculty, staff and students gathered outside the Medical Center on a mercifully cool and clear evening for a vigil by the Edith Irby Jones, M.D., chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to honor its namesake, who died July 15.


UAMS-Sponsored Senior Expo Draws Crowds to Learn, Participate

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To the sounds of bingo numbers being called out, speakers on a main stage and the general murmur of conversations, several hundred seniors circulated through the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock to participate in the Senior Expo.


Symposium focuses on Past, Present, Future of Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

Dr. Issam Makhoul at podium

By Ben Boulden One patient with sickle cell disease can experience severe pain and other symptoms while another with the same disease type only has moderate or even mild pain crises, said UAMS’ Issam Makhoul, M.D. “What makes that disease so severe in one individual over another one?” he asked. “That’s what we need to…


September 24, 2019

Recent Faculty Appointments

Lindsay Mohney

Welcome some of the UAMS College of Medicine’s newest faculty members.


September 17, 2019

Study Co-authored by UAMS Doctor Shows Benefit of Facebook Patient Support Groups in Rare Cancer Research

Three people in front of scientific poster

An article co-authored by Jerad Gardner, M.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) demonstrates the ability to use international Facebook patient support groups to rapidly reach large numbers of rare cancer survivors.


September 16, 2019

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., Named UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director

Dr. Michael Birrer

Internationally recognized medical oncologist Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., has been named vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


September 12, 2019

UAMS Graduate Student Explores Potential of Handheld DNA/RNA Sequencers in Outbreaks

Duah Alkam

Imagine there’s an outbreak of an infectious disease. Could health officials on the ground harness the power of new handheld DNA and RNA sequencers to monitor outbreaks in real-time and quickly contain them?


September 11, 2019

Two UAMS Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Rural Arkansas Primary Care

Brasher and Cullum

Two UAMS medical students have each been awarded a $20,000 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Primary Care Scholarship, which encourages aspiring physicians to pursue primary care practices in rural Arkansas.

This year’s recipients are Drake Cullum of Bono, a senior, and Olivia Brasher of North Little Rock, a junior. The scholarship has been presented to UAMS College of Medicine juniors or seniors annually since 2012.


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