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

UAMS Awarded $42 Million to Oversee
Pediatric Clinical Trial Network Across U.S.

UAMS has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to oversee a 17-site pediatric clinical trial network that will provide medically underserved and rural children access to clinical studies studying environmental influences on early development.

Griffin Awarded $10 Million by NIH
for Alzheimer’s Research

Sue Griffin, Ph.D., an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at UAMS, leads a team that has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Chancellor Dan Rahn
Announces Retirement

Dan W. Rahn, M.D., chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) since 2009, announced today that he plans to retire effective
July 31, 2017.

Turnage Named Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs and Hospital CEO

Richard Turnage, M.D., has been named vice chancellor for clinical programs for UAMS and CEO of UAMS Medical Center, effective December 1. He succeeds Roxane Townsend, M.D..

UAMS and Little Rock Trojans Win National Pink Glove Dance Contest

Thanks to the support of thousands of online voters, UAMS and the Little Rock Trojans today won $5,000 for breast cancer research in the national Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition.

College of Nursing Receives $100,000

The UAMS College of Nursing has received $100,000 to provide primary care services, with an emphasis on mental health, to older Arkansans.

Doctoral Students Recognized at Graduate School Ceremony

Although the lab coats 19 UAMS Graduate School students put on in a public ceremony Sept. 19 were immaculately white and embroidered with their names, it wasn’t a typical white-coat ceremony, said Bobby McGehee, Ph.D., the school’s dean.

Joseph Chacko, M.D., Invested in Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology

Joseph G. Chacko, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and neurology in the UAMS College of Medicine, was invested Sept. 26 in the Sally McSpadden Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology.

UAMS Invests Sheldon Riklon, M.D.,
in Kohler Professorship

Sheldon Riklon, M.D., one of only two Marshallese physicians in the world who has completed medical school and residency training from U.S.-accredited programs, has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler, M.D., Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities.

Class of 2018 Nursing Students
Don White Coats

More than 300 family members and friends, along with UAMS College of Nursing faculty, staff, alumni and supporters, watched Oct. 7 as junior Bachelor of Science in Nursing students received their white coats.
Subscribe to our email list.