May 7, 2019

Johann Granted $1.47 Million to Continue Cutting-Edge Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

Donald Johann sitting at his desk

Physician-scientist Donald J. Johann Jr., M.D., has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue a clinical trial to determine if new approaches can be developed to monitor and screen for lung cancer with a blood test.

May 1, 2019

First-year College of Medicine Team Makes Top-10 in National Ultrasound Competition

Three medical students

A group of College of Medicine freshmen recently went toe-to-toe with some of the leading medical schools in the nation. Their weapon of choice? The ultrasound.

April 30, 2019

Gwen Childs, Ph.D., Earns Highest Award in Histochemistry

Gwen Childs, Ph.D.

Gwen Childs, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, is the 2019 recipient of the highest award offered by the national Histochemical Society.

UAMS Addiction Training Program Awarded $2.1 Million

Professor speaking while sitting at table. Others look on.

The Addiction Research Training Program at UAMS was recently awarded $2.1 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to renew the program another five years as researchers work to become leaders in the field of addiction science.

April 29, 2019

Sara Tariq, M.D., Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Sara Tariq, M.D., has been named to the newly established position of associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Larry Hartzell, M.D., Invested in Waner Endowed Chair at Arkansas Children’s

Dr. Hartzell in endowed chair; Ms. Doderer and Dr. Patterson standing alongside

Larry Hartzell, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, was invested in the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) on April 24.

April 26, 2019

UAMS College of Medicine Celebrates Faculty and Staff Excellence

Dr. Smith at podium

Service. Innovation. Selflessness. Gratitude. These were some of the words used as the UAMS College of Medicine honored faculty and staff members for exemplary service and accomplishments in education, research and clinical care at the ninth annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony on April 24.

April 25, 2019

UAMS Medical Center, Faculty Honored as Healthcare Heroes

UAMS Faculty members posing on stage at the Healthcare Heroes event

UAMS Medical Center, four UAMS physicians and a UAMS researcher were honored April 24 as Healthcare Heroes at a luncheon to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas.

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.

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