August 11, 2019

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has awarded five early-career UAMS researchers with KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Program Scholar Awards. 

The program provides two years of instruction and mentored research training. Scholars receive 75% salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel expenses, and education materials. 

The KL2 Scholars were chosen from 11 applicants; and six finalists were interviewed by an independent faculty review committee.

August 11, 2019

Brian Walker, PhD, with the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $542,486, three-year grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to look at changes in the DNA sequence that effects the development and advancement of multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the blood.

The society’s Transitional Research Program award is titled, The Impact of Non-Coding Somatic Mutations on the Prognosis and Progression of Multiple Myeloma.

August 11, 2019

Northwest Medical Center–Springdale and Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, working together, have become the fifth center in the country to be named a Center of Excellence (COE) for bariatric surgery by the Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN). The qualifications for ECEN surgeons and medical centers are based on excellent outcomes, low complication rates, high quality, and value-based care. The program is designed to grant employees of participating businesses – including Walmart – access to the highest quality care and health plan innovation in the United States.

August 11, 2019

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of Arkansas State University hosted its annual White Coat Ceremony to honor the NYITCOM Class of 2023. The event was held at the Fowler Center on the A-State campus.

After receiving their medical white coats, the Class of 2023 took the white coat student oath.

August 11, 2019

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - Arkansas – in collaboration with UAMS, St. Bernards Medical Center, and Arkansas State University – will host a free health screening in Leachville on Aug. 13. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo Island Central Elementary School, located at 1100 Nelson Street in Leachville. 

There is no cost for the screenings and no appointments are necessary. All ages are invited to attend, and no insurance is required.