Research


January 3, 2018

Kim Light Retires With Legacy of Teaching, Research

For most of his entire life until his retirement in December from the College of Pharmacy, Kim Light, 66, Ph.D., has been steeped in pharmacy. Some may think it’s remarkable he never became a pharmacist himself, but maybe the windows had something to do with it. “I grew up in my dad’s drug store,” Light…


November 14, 2017

TRI Names Four Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has approved research pilot study awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care. This is the first year TRI has offered awards for pilots focused on implementation…


September 12, 2017

Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Seeks Applications for Tenure Track Positions

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy seeks applications for two tenure track positions in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at any academic rank, commensurate with background and experience. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 10 research faculty, 25 post docs and research staff, and 20…


September 5, 2017

UAMS Center for Implementation Research Featured in First of Its Kind Special Issue

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy has released its “Special Issue on Implementation Science.” Co-edited by Dr. Geoffrey Curran, UAMS College of Pharmacy Director of Center for Implementation Research and Professor, the special issue features multiple faculty authors. This special issue is dated September-October 2017, volume 13, issue 5. Access journal to read more >


August 16, 2017

UAMS Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers. “Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to be using opioids in…


July 31, 2017

UAMS Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Possible Treatment for Radiation Injury

A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $2.97 million, five-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to investigate a possible treatment for the long-term health effects from injury caused by exposure to high levels of radiation. Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., one of the…


May 31, 2017

Marjan Boerma, PhD, selected by NASA to Support Astronaut Health on Missions to Mars

Marjan Boerma, PhD, UAMS College of Pharmacy Associate Professor, has been selected to “investigate the impact of the space environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including behavioral health and performance, cardiovascular alterations, human factors and radiation effects.” Her research (Effects of Chronic and Single-Dose Charged Particle Exposure on Cardiac Function and Structure in Multiple…


March 30, 2017

UAMS Cancer Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Prevention of Radiation-Induced Cancer

LITTLE ROCK — A $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to study a potential new therapy to reduce the risk of blood cancer caused by ionizing radiation. . Daohong Zhou, M.D., was awarded the grant…


March 27, 2017

UAMS Study Finds Opioid Supply of Three Days or Less Reduces Likelihood of Chronic Opioid Use

By prescribing for a patient an opioid supply of three days or less, a health care professional can reduce the likelihood of a patient’s chronic opioid use one to three years later, according to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research. In a report published online March 17 in the Centers for Disease Control…


December 13, 2016

Peter Crooks, PhD, Named 2016 NAI Fellow

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2016) – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 175 leaders of academic invention to NAI Fellow status. With the election of the 2016 class, there are now 757 NAI Fellows, representing 229 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2016 Fellows are named inventors on 5,437 issued…



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