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August 13, 2020

$780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., (left) and Richard Nicholas, M.D.

By Susan Van Dusen A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year…


June 25, 2020

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., to Serve as Interim Chair of Pathology

Jennifer Laudadio

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., FCAP, has been named interim chair of the Department of Pathology in the UAMS College of Medicine. She will begin serving in the role following the previously announced departure of Jennifer Hunt, M.D., M.Ed., on July 31. Laudadio’s other leadership roles include vice chair for clinical operations and medical director for the…


June 23, 2020

Cancer Biology Research Program Aims to Understand Basic Science of Tumor Development and Growth

Steven Post

By Susan Van Dusen The Cancer Biology program at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute brings together investigators studying the basic biology of cancer at the molecular, cellular and in vivo levels. Program investigators use biochemical, genetic and other methodologies to study and understand the mechanisms of malignant transformation, tumor progression and tumor metastasis. Steven Post,…


October 25, 2019

UAMS Researcher Pinpoints Immune System Cause for Autism Subtype

Terry Harville in a lab

By Amy Widner Researcher Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has published a major study that for the first time links autism spectrum disorder to a specific genetic variation affecting the immune system. The study, published in the Frontiers of Psychiatry, found that a genetically inherited immune type HLA-Cw7 was…


September 18, 2019

Dr. Garner featured on KARK

Jerad Gardner

One local doctor is using social media to help people suffering from rare diseases both locally and around the globe. Dr. Jerad Gardner is a dermatopathologist and bone/soft tissue sarcoma pathologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. He says his ways of research was once seen as a little…


September 5, 2019

AAMC Chooses UAMS’ Jennifer Hunt, M.D., as 2019 Emerging Leader

Jennifer Hunt

By Linda Haymes Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been chosen to receive the 2019 Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Women in Medicine and Science…


August 23, 2019

New Faculty

Tina Ipe

Tina Ipe, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Pathology as an Associate Professor and Medical Director for the UAMS Blood Bank and Transfusion Division. Dr. Ipe received her medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed her residency in clinical pathology and fellowship in transfusion medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior…


August 2, 2019

Terry Harville, Ph.D., Featured in IG Living Magazine

Terry Harville

Terry Harville, Ph.D., was featured in IG Living magazine, a publication that brings together patients, advocates, and caregivers in the immune globulin (IG) community. Download the article to learn more.    


May 20, 2019

Jennifer Hunt, M.D., Chair of the Department of Pathology at UAMS, Selected for National Fellowship Program

Jennifer Hunt

By Linda Haymes Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is one of five physicians nationwide chosen for the Association of American Medical Colleges  (AAMC) Council of Deans Fellowship Program. The fellowship is offered to leaders in medicine who have…


February 6, 2019

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Seeds of Science recipients

Researchers at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a funding boost thanks to the efforts of two volunteer groups. One small grant award of $50,000 and three pilot awards of $15,000 each were presented to UAMS cancer researchers at a reception and research poster showcase hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group Jan….



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