July 16, 2019

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Trailblazing Medical Pioneer, Passes Away at 91

Edith Irby Jones graduation photo

Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who became a pioneer when she enrolled at UAMS in 1948 as the first African American to enroll in an all-white medical school in the South, and who went on to a distinguished career as a doctor, educator and philanthropist, passed away on July 15. She was 91.

July 12, 2019

Jason Mizell, M.D., Featured on Doctors Unbound Podcast

Jason Mizell, M.D.

Most physicians have never taken a financial course. As a result, many make mistakes with money early in their career. Jason Mizell, M.D., of the Department of Surgery, realized this was a huge issue in the medical community and developed a Business and Medicine course from scratch. Perhaps one of the first of its kind,…

July 9, 2019

Researcher Receives Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from National Consortium

UAMS researcher Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D., is pictured with Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Vice Chancellor for Research Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.

UAMS researcher Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D., has received a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which recognizes promising new scientific careers and supports their development.

June 28, 2019

SONOcamp Aims to Inspire STEM Possibilities for High School Students

Students using a tablet at SONOcamp

“So if I told you this is where the diaphragm sits, where do you think the right superior, middle, and inferior lobes are on him?”

Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D., co-director of the Division of Clinical Anatomy in the UAMS College of Medicine, drew an arc with his finger just along the bottom of the rib cage on the “patient” — actually a UAMS medical student — while a group of high school students from the Little Rock School District followed the gesture with their eyes.

June 20, 2019

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Study New Therapies for Metastatic Melanoma

Alan Tackett

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a five-year $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify new tumor targets in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Tackett is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and serves…

June 19, 2019

New UAMS Biomedical Informatics Program Has First Graduate

Graduate wearing commencement cap and gown

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) made history this spring with its first Master of Science graduate in biomedical informatics/translational bioinformatics.

June 17, 2019

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., to Lead Cardiovascular Medicine at UAMS

Dr. J. Paul Mounsey

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, a nationally recognized leader in electrophysiology, will join UAMS on Oct. 1 as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and director of the cardiovascular program at UAMS.

Arabinda Choudhary, M.D., M.B.A., Appointed Next Chair of Radiology at UAMS

Dr. Arabinda Choudhary

Arabinda Choudhary, M.D., M.B.A., FACHE, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He will join the faculty on August 1, following the retirement of current chair James McDonald, M.D.

New Faculty Members – May-July 2019

Meet some of the new faculty members joining departments throughout the UAMS College of Medicine this summer.

June 13, 2019

UAMS-Developed Device Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages

Group photo in UAMS Cancer Institute

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies.

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