June 3, 2019

Welcome Summer Students!

This summer session, a number of our faculty are hosting undergraduate students in their laboratories to conduct research under the auspices of the INBRE and SURP Programs.  We welcome these students to UAMS and to our Department. INBRE- Richard ‘Jon’ Ward, Harding University (Dr. Rosie Simmen) SURP- Daija Green, Jackson State University (Drs. Frank Simmen…

May 8, 2019

Dr. Kurten Honored by Arkansas Children’s Ruth Olive Beall Awards

Dr. Kurten in lab

Community leaders and physicians who have advanced pediatric health care shined at Arkansas Children’s annual recognition ceremony, the Ruth Olive Beall Service Awards & Honors. Held at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, the ceremony recognized the tireless effort and dedication of physicians with signature awards. The Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr. Research Achievement Award:…

April 22, 2019

Symposium Presentation

Dr. Chowdhury

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and his team of collaborators that include students and faculty members from UAMS, UCA and UALR, presented five papers in 27th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Symposium held at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Arkansas on April 19, 2019. Presentations were in both…

April 12, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Wight


Patricia Wight, Ph.D., received a NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke R01 grant entitled “Elucidation of Mechanisms Controlling Human and Mouse Myelin PLP1 Gene Expression”  $1,093,750 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2024)

April 3, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Ware

Dr. Jerry Ware

In the most recent issue of Nature Medicine (April 1, 2019), the blood platelet receptor, glycoprotein Ib a, is shown to be critical for the develop of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and in particular the progression to liver cancer (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0379-5).  Jerry Ware, Ph.D., (Professor, Physiology & Biophysics) participated in the study.  Dr. Ware and his…

February 13, 2019

Congratulations Roy Morello, Ph.D.

Roy Morello, Ph.D.

Roy Morello, Ph.D., received an extramural grant ” Primary lung defects in mouse models of osteogenesis imperfect” from the NIH/Nat. Inst. of Child Health & Human Development (01/11/2019 – 12/31/2020), $150,750 Dr. Morello also received a $50,000 Research Scholar Pilot Grant Award “Respiratory Function in Animal Models of Skeletal Dysplasias” for two years.

February 12, 2019

Invited Speaker

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Parimal Chowdhury, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., AGAF, a professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, will present two papers in the upcoming 2019 Experimental Biology meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, April 6-10, 2019. The title of the presentations are Gender specific effects on Growth, Postural muscles and Deep pressure sensitivity in Hindlimb Unloading (Other…

January 29, 2019

Welcome Visiting Academic Scholar

scholar in labaratory

We welcome Sofia Jade Saguyod, who is a Visiting Academic Scholar from the University of the Philippines. Sofia will be spending 6 months in Dr. Rosie Simmen’s laboratory conducting studies to delineate the role of Metformin in Estrogen receptor signaling in endometrial carcinoma cells. Metformin is used in the management of diabetes and has been…

January 28, 2019

Kurten Wins Research Award

Dr. Kurten in lab

Richard C. Kurten, Ph.D, Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Lung Cell Biology Laboratory, is the winner of the Robert H. Fiser, Jr. M.D., Research Award! The award is presented by Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  

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…

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