The latest news from across UAMS.
The latest news from across UAMS.

NIH Awards $11.3 Million to Establish Bone Research Center at UAMS

NIH Awards $11.3 Million to Establish Bone Research Center at UAMS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Professor Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., has been awarded $11.3 million in federal funds over 5 years to launch the Center For Musculoskeletal Disease Research.
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Emotions Run High as COM Students Match for Residency

“I’m going to cry,” College of Medicine senior class President Grant Cagle said prophetically while welcoming the audience, made up of the 155 seniors who participated in the match, their families and mentors and staff from UAMS in a packed room March 16 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.
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UAMS to Offer Arkansas’ First-ever Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Radiation oncology is a complex and competitive field, attracting some of the brightest medical students from across the country. Until now, however, anyone in Arkansas interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology had to leave the state for advanced training. 
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Longtime UAMS Leader Westfall Appointed Interim Dean of College of Medicine

Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., F.A.C.S., professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at UAMS and director of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Medicine.
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Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., Invested in Women’s Cardiovascular Health Professorship

Students, graduates and supporters were in a festive mood as they gathered Jan. 26 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UAMS MASH program, which seeks to spark young people’s interest in the health care field.
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Watch - Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Chancellor’s Circle Awards $425,000 to 13 Programs

AMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., awarded a record $425,000 to 13 UAMS programs at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony and reception March 7.
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Jones Eye Institute Opens Walker Eye Surgical Simulation & Education Center

A portion of the ninth floor at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute has been transformed into an instructive, collaborative center where ophthalmology residents and UAMS students can learn surgical techniques and procedures outside the confines of an operating room, thanks to a $600,000 donation from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation.
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Boot Camp, BioVentures Propel Researcher into Award-winning Business

Sometimes a motivation and an idea grounded in the academic world make the same journey and reach the same destination together. They did for Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D. in 2016.
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Med Student Starts Lifetime Goal with Nonprofit

There is a bulletin board in John Musser’s apartment with a big number on it: 50,000. That’s the number of eyes the first-year UAMS medical student would like to save in his lifetime.
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Dean Keith Olsen First Pharmacist Named Chancellor of American College of Critical Care Medicine

Keith Olsen, Pharm. D., F.C.C.M., dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences(UAMS), recently was named chancellor of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM), becoming the first pharmacist to lead the national organization.
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