A collaboration between UAMS Nephrology and nephropathologists at Arkana Laboratories has greatly expanded our understanding of the causes of membranous nephropathy. Membranous nephropathy occurs when antibodies against podocyte proteins or circulating antigens are deposited along the glomerular basement membrane and lead to increased glomerular permeability to albumin and other proteins. Until recently, only a few of the […]
The global search for answers to long COVID-19 yielded a possible cause in 2021 by a research team in the UAMS Division of Nephrology. Their discovery of rogue antibodies that appear to be key players in long COVID-19 was published in The Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE), drawing national attention and hope for those with the syndrome. […]
A cardiologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first physician in Arkansas to use a new device to remove infectious vegetation from a woman’s heart valve in a 45-minute minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Franklin John Gray Jr., Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, was inducted as the 2022-2023 President of the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Hospital Medicine during the chapter’s spring meeting. Congratulations and kudos to Dr. Gray for his service to UAMS, hospitalists and their patients across the state.
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Results of an international four-year project led by Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology medical journal, clarifying an association between maternal thyroid function and a risk of gestational hypertension.
Dr. Al’Aref took an unconventional route to his current faculty position. After completing his residency and fellowship, he left to work at an imaging institute at Cornell in New York instead of taking a procedural position as an attending faculty member. In his time at the imaging institute, he worked on CT imaging, non-invasive imaging, […]
Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research and from 2005 to 2021 was the Director of the Genetic Models Core which serves UAMS, ACRI, and the CAVHS. Beyond his leadership roles in research, he is also a Professor of Medicine in the UAMS Division of Endocrinology and the […]