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'University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences'

UAMS receives anonymous $600k grant to provide long-term contraceptives for uninsured mothers after birth

IUDs and implants, which can stay in the body for several years at a time, are common these days. Uninsured patients in at least two Arkansas hospitals will have continued access to these long-term contraceptives thanks to an anonymous donation.
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UAMS receives nearly $400,000 grant to join Little Rock Green Schoolyard Initiative

Pilot green sites will be at Stephens Elementary and Washington Elementary, which are both community schools that offer necessary resources to the surrounding community. The UAMS involvement in the Little Rock Green Schoolyard Initiative will include studying how green schoolyards can increase students' activity and experiences at school.

Here’s a reminder that Arkansans are still sick with COVID-19

Thousands of people are still sick across Arkansas, and hundreds are hospitalized — dozens in critical condition. Pediatric cases made up about 11% of the total active cases in the state as of Jan. 12.

UAMS pharmacy professor Geoffrey Curran selected for national initiative tackling vaccine hesitancy

A new program from the National Institute of Health is providing $1.8 million in funds to address vaccine hesitancy in rural areas, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences professor Geoffrey M. Curran has been tapped as one of the program's chief developers.
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UAMS breaks ground for child development center near campus

The build is a $10 million project that’s expected to be completed in spring 2024.

New radiation injury study at UAMS gets $3.4 million

The overall goal of the study is to restore immune function after high levels of radiation exposure and encourage drug development that reduces these side effects.

Pandemic prompts budget worries, hiring freeze at UAMS

Hiring supervisors at UAMS are on hold through 2021.

UAMS marks completion of $50 million electrical power plant

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences today celebrated the completion of a $50 million electrical power plant. The new generator plant will provide all of the back-up power for the UAMS campus. It's a central component in a $150 million energy project expected to be completed in late 2022 and lead to an estimated $4.8 million in annual savings for the university. 

Lunch from Lizzo! Our favorite fulsome flautist sends sandwiches to UAMS health workers

Lizzo sends her love.

UAMS opens vaccines to staff

Hundreds of employees at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences were lined up today for their shots as the institution opened vaccination eligibility to all, whether involved in patient care or not. 

Philanthropy round-up: UA scores huge gift, foundations meet COVID-19 needs

In the face of a pandemic that has turned our focus to the moment, one that has combined terrifying threats to life with those to livelihood, Arkansas’s grantmaking foundations have made significant contributions to both the now and the post-pandemic future.

UAMS gets FDA approval on plasma research

Expanded access program streamlines patient treatment.