UAMS basic/translational scientists transcribe cutting-edge research into new identification, treatment, and prevention of cancer, infectious disease, substance abuse and behavioral problems. Researchers work with the American Heart/Stroke Associations, Centers for Disease Control, Dept. of Defense, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other national/international organizations to better the health of Arkansans.

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  • Five UAMS scientists were awarded $15,000 each to fund research projects in the coming year, thanks to an endowment created by generous donors nearly four decades ago. The Medical Research Endowment Fund was one of the first major fundraising campaigns of the UAMS Board of Advisors. Established in 1982 to stimulate and support research programs…

  • A million people in Arkansas are living with heart disease – that’s a third of the population – and it puts them at risk for health complications and early death. Exactly why this is the case and how it can be addressed in a holistic way long before these Arkansans end up in an emergency…

  • LITTLE ROCK – Early results from a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-led COVID-19 antibody study show that 3.5% of Arkansans have been infected with the novel coronavirus. UAMS researcher Joshua Kennedy, M.D., revealed the initial findings of the Arkansas Coronavirus Antibodies Seroprevalence Survey during a presentation Oct. 21 with Laura James, M.D., director…

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