New Faces of Research: Microbiology, Immunology Researchers Collaborate

David Robinson

One is studying dangerous bacteria, another how to prevent the herpes virus from causing cancer. The seven junior faculty in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology are making their mark in the quest to improve human health through basic research. And they are attracting the type of national funding that makes it all possible. Department Chair … Read More

Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence: Federally Funded Centers Deliver Results

David Robinson

Two multi-million dollar research programs at UAMS supported by federal grants are having a real-world impact on health problems facing Arkansans today. The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has allowed UAMS to help Arkansas dramatically improve its infant mortality rate. It is also helping UAMS scientists tackle an array of diseases … Read More

Message from the Chancellor

Dan Rahn, M.D.

Dear Readers, UAMS, like other universities, is primarily in the knowledge business. As an academic health sciences center we also provide comprehensive health care services, but our heart and soul is as a health sciences university. We develop new knowledge through research, transmit knowledge through education programs and use our knowledge for the benefit of individuals and society at large. … Read More

Translational Research Institute: Beyond the Lab

David Robinson

UAMS’ Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., is a “translational” researcher. His inter-nationally recognized nanomedicine research has led to new, exciting possibilities for early diagnosis of cancer, infections and stroke, as well as prospects for commercialization of in vivo noninvasive blood testing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for more Zharovs in the biomedical research field, and UAMS, through its NIH-funded … Read More

Medical Breakthroughs Start in the Lab

Elizabeth Caldwell

Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research, focuses on advancing UAMS research and team science.

Without medical research, there would be no antibiotics to treat pneumonia, children with polio would still be breathing in iron lungs, and bloodletting with leeches would still be used to treat everything from inflammation to stroke. And without scientists whose overwhelming desire and interest is in discovering why the world works as it does and how they can improve the … Read More