November 29, 2018

UAMS Hosts American Heart Association Sweethearts

Instructor talking with group of high school girls in a conference room

Central Arkansas Sweethearts from the American Heart Association visited UAMS October 24-25. The American Heart Association Sweethearts are high school sophomores who (from August through March) actively participate in a program designed to teach them about heart healthy lifestyles and about the prevention of heart disease and stroke through education and volunteerism. The mission of the…


Dr. Vladimir Lupashin Speaks at International Meeting

Dr. Vladimir Lupashin

Dr. Vladimir Lupashin, a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, joined two Nobel Prize winners, several National Academy of Sciences members and faculty from some of the world’s most prestigious universities when giving an invited presentation in Italy recently. His talk at the Federation of European Biochemical Societies 2018 Golgi Meeting: Membrane Trafficking in Cell Organization…


November 19, 2018

Teens get ‘PhUn’ learning experience at UAMS

Students reacting to mannequin

Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week program.


Dr. Aime Franco Serves at American Association of Cancer Research workshop

Dr. Franco

Dr. Aime Franco, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, served as an invited faculty member at an American Association of Cancer Research workshop held in Boston last week for basic scientists pursuing training in order to transition into translational cancer research. Dr. Franco served on a panel discussion, “From Bench to…


October 18, 2018

Jerry Ware, Ph.D., Presented Seminar

Dr. Jerry Ware

Jerry Ware, Ph.D., was the invited speaker to the Cardiovascular Research Institute Seminar Series at Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio) on October 16, 2018.  Dr. Ware presented his lab’s work in a seminar entitled “Platelets in the Eye of a Cytokine Storm.”


Congratulations Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Dr. Chowdhury

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was awarded a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the International Society of Tobacco Induced Diseases in their 14th TID Annual Conference held in Izmir, Turkey from October 3-6, 2018. Dr. Chowdhury served as President of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced…


September 6, 2018

Dr. Aime Franco Completes Ironman Race

Aime Franco runs through the finish line

Congratulations to Aime Franco who completed her first Ironman 70.3 race August 26th in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Dr. Franco started going 1/2 marathons and triathlons three years ago to get in better shape. After completing a couple short distance triathlon races around Arkansas, Aime decided to try a long distance race. Dr. Franco grew…


August 31, 2018

Department Business Administrator Rod Romilly, B.S.E., Retires

Rod Romily poses with Department Chair Michael Jennings

Our Department Business Administrator Rod Romilly, B.S.E., retires this week. We had a big send off last week with a taco and nacho lunch. Thanks Rod for your years of service and best of luck in retirement!


August 24, 2018

Meet Our Visiting Scholar

Qioung Li

I am Qiong Li, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting scholar from China. I am an associate professor and Vice President of the Nursing College at Xinxiang Medical University. My main research fields are stem cells and myocardial regeneration. From September 2017 to August 2018, I worked at the Physiology and Biophysics Department at UAMS with Brian…


August 21, 2018

Where Are They Now? Ying Su

YIng Su posing in front of the Deciphera logo

We caught up with 2009 graduate Ying Su, Ph.D.: Upon completion of my Ph.D., I moved to Boston for post-doctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). During my tenure at DFCI, I developed a strong sense that scientific insight is essential in the drug development process. Hence, I decided to pursue a career in translational medicine…


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