Congratulations to Aime Franco who completed her first Ironman 70.3 race August 26th in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Dr. Franco started going 1/2 marathons and triathlons three years ago to get in better shape. After completing a couple short distance triathlon races around Arkansas, Aime decided to try a long distance race. Dr. Franco grew […]
Our Department Business Administrator Rod Romilly, B.S.E., retires this week. We had a big send off last week with a taco and nacho lunch. Thanks Rod for your years of service and best of luck in retirement!
I am Qiong Li, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting scholar from China. I am an associate professor and Vice President of the Nursing College at Xinxiang Medical University. My main research fields are stem cells and myocardial regeneration. From September 2017 to August 2018, I worked at the Physiology and Biophysics Department at UAMS with Brian […]
We caught up with 2009 graduate Ying Su, Ph.D.: Upon completion of my Ph.D., I moved to Boston for post-doctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). During my tenure at DFCI, I developed a strong sense that scientific insight is essential in the drug development process. Hence, I decided to pursue a career in translational medicine […]
Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk July 25 to the […]
We checked up with 2018 graduate Sarah Zimmerman, Ph.D.: I am now working as a postdoc with Roberta Faccio in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Washington University School of Medicine. My project is on breast cancer metastasis to bone, and I am studying the role of DKK1 protein in the changes in bone mass and […]
Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, has been invited by the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases (ISPTID) to present a talk in their 14th Annual meeting to be held in Izmir, Turkey, October 4-6, 2018.Dr. Chowdhury is a member of the Scientific Committee […]
Dean’s Honor Day: Master Teacher AwardMichael Jennings, Ph.D. The annual College of Medicine Dean’s Honor Awards were held April 24. Jennings, who has served as professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics since 1995, was honored for his advocacy of the active learning methods and integrated curriculum for first- and second-year medical […]
March 2018 Congratulations to the new Dr. Lorenzo M. Fernandes, who successfully completed his Ph.D. program on March 28, 2018. Aime Franco, Ph.D., spoke at the kick off for the Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research. She will also be the guest speaker for the community’s “Doctor in the Village” series on May 17. Get more […]
Congratulations to Sarah Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis The Role of Osteocytes in Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Monday, February 26, 2018. Watch a video by the American Thyroid Association that features Aime Franco, Ph.D., concerning ATA thyroid research work and impact.