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.

Upcoming Research and Innovation Events

May 2022

  • 26 – Noon; Postdoc Academy Seminar, Clint Kilts, Ph.D. will discuss Developing an IDP
  • 31 – Internal deadline for Limited Submissions – COBRE

June 2022

  • 3 – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; IPA Qiagen Training; Ford Auditorium; Institute on Aging

Standing Meetings

  • IACUC Meets – Third Friday of the month

UAMS Research News

  • As part of today’s international Clinical Trials Day 2022, research leaders saluted the more than 8,400 Arkansas volunteers in the ARresearch registry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “We have had an incredible response from people in all 75 counties who want to be part of our research,” said Jean McSweeney, Ph.D.,…

  • LITTLE ROCK — A team of scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) carried out an eight-month seroprevalence survey that found 85% of the state’s population was still susceptible to the virus in late 2020. This project – which the Public Library of Science ONE recently published – focused on the number…

  • LITTLE ROCK — The National Institute of General Medical Sciences within the National Institutes of Health awarded an additional $5.7 million, five-year grant to fund the third and final phase of a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences program that supports infectious disease research. This final phase of the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)…

  • Youth with mental health problems often lack the ability to maintain a job when they become an adult, according to researchers who conducted a study on 1,200 people from ages 11 to 29 who had mental health issues. The study was the first of its kind to feature childhood and adolescent mental health problems and…

  • LITTLE ROCK — A research team, which included Andres Cuadros-Menaca, Ph.D., and Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, discovered that schools providing breakfast after the school day begins (Breakfast After the Bell) experienced a decrease in student behavior issues. The study, published…

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