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UAMS Appoints Chair of New Biomedical Informatics Department

by Alexis Hosticka 8/26/2015 8:52 am

Fred Prior has been named the inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, effective Oct. 1.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 10:02 am

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.

UAMS Receives $1.9M to Train Nurse Practitioners

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 12:46 pm

A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Nursing to train more nurse practitioners to provide health care for aging adults in Arkansas.

UAMS Adds Dental Residency Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 10:51 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has welcomed its first two resident dentists, who will provide dental care to patients as part of a yearlong postgraduate dental residency program.

UAMS Names Patricia Cowan New Dean of Nursing

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 10:23 am

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., has been named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will begin on or before Dec. 1.

James, Mary Kay East Give $1M To Establish UAMS Chair in Surgical Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:48 am

A $1 million gift by James C. and Mary Kay East to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has established the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Chair in Surgical Oncology, the school announced Thursday.

UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 11:24 am

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction.

UAMS Names Makhoul as Inaugural Hutchins Distinguished Chair

by Lee Hogan 2/19/2014 1:08 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences named Dr. Issam Makhoul as the inaugural recepient of the Dr. Laura F. Hutchins Distinguished Chair for Hematology and Oncology.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Attacks Red Ink With Balanced Budget Plan

by Mark Friedman 2/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had an operating loss of $27.8 million in the first six months of its current fiscal year, a dramatic downturn from an $8.5 million operating gain during the same period a year earlier.

UPDATED: St. Vincent, UAMS End Strategic Alliance Talks

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2013 2:55 pm

Almost a year after they began discussing a strategic alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and St. Vincent Health System said Friday that they have ended talks. "Despite the good faith efforts of everyone involved, neither entity has been able to define a pathway that meets the goals of both institutions."

G. Richard Smith Settling In as Dean of UAMS' College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2013 12:00 am

G. Richard Smith was named dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor by Chancellor Dan Rahn. He officially assumed his duties May 1, succeeding Debra H. Fiser, who has been the College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS since September 2006.

2 Researchers at Arkansas Children's Hospital Get $1.3M NIH Grant

by Associated Press 4/18/2013 11:18 am

Two researchers at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute have received a $1.3 million grant to student how children's immune systems are affected by a common pollutant.

CFO Melony Goodhand Resigns from UAMS

by Mark Friedman 12/11/2012 5:25 pm

Goodhand is leaving Dec. 31 to be the chief operating officer for a health system in Tennessee.

A Checkup on Dental Care (Chip Taulbee Associate Publisher's Note)

by Chip Taulbee 12/10/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas creating its own dental college is like NASA sending a manned mission to Mars. They’re both admirable yet expensive goals; they should both be scheduled for the not-near but not-too-distant future; and they should both be preceded by the completion of more immediate, more realistic milestones.

UAMS Promotes Leslie Taylor

by Kate Knable 12/3/2012 11:48 am

Former journalist and CARTI executive Leslie Taylor will be promoted to vice chancellor for the UAMS Office of Communications & Marketing on Jan. 1.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Out of the Gate (Sponsored Report)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2012 12:00 am

In the world of research, like the horse with tendinitis, too many tantalizing studies wind up going nowhere. Knowledge and health findings that could benefit the general public too often remain trapped inside academic medical centers. The issue, recognized nationally more than a decade ago, has led to major research reforms, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the leaders of this change.