Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.In broad terms, the Division of Research and Innovation  provides leadership in formulating and carrying out strategies to expand campus-wide research and collaborative activity.

As part of that effort, the UAMS Research Committee (URC) (composed of representatives from all UAMS colleges, the Academic Senate, and Graduate School) meets monthly to discuss research policy, processes, strategic planning, grant submissions, and collaborative research initiatives.

The Division of Research and Innovation also co-hosts (with the College of Medicine) a quarterly Showcase of Medical Discoveries scientific poster and collaboration event to familiarize clinician and basic science faculty members with each others’ research and areas of interest. To learn more about various research foci at UAMS, you can check out past Showcase events.

We are also highly supportive of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and their efforts to obtain National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. We work together to recruit top level cancer researchers and connect them with current faculty teams.

Follow the exciting work our research faculty members are doing in the Arkansas Research in Medicine (ARM) videos where exciting advances are described in plain language.


Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation