UAMS research is key to scientific/medical innovation in Arkansas. Our basic and clinician scientists transcribe cutting-edge research findings into new identification, treatment, and prevention methods for cancer, infectious disease, substance abuse and behavioral problems to name a few. Researchers work with the American Heart/Stroke Associations, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and National Science Foundation, and other national/international agencies and foundations to better the health of Arkansans.

UAMS Research News

  • Latunja Sockwell, a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a $2.5 million federal grant to expand HIV and hepatitis C prevention education among African American men and women with a history of criminal justice involvement and substance abuse, especially opioid abuse. The five-year grant comes from the Substance Abuse…

  • Learning by doing and reinforcing concepts through presentation — those practices were the core lessons on display at the eighth annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at UAMS. About 115 undergraduate students from across Arkansas and the nation gathered in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building to give poster presentations and oral presentations on…

  • It’s not necessarily a stretch to suggest that the ZIP code of a patient’s home address – or whether they have a home address at all – may offer as much insight into their health as measurements of height, weight, body temperature and blood pressure. “It’s true. Research says that only about 20% of a…

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