August 15, 2019

Congratulations to Ryan MacLeod for his successful dissertation defense!

Ryan MacLeod successfully defended his doctoral dissertation today! His dissertation is titled “Novel use of CRISPR technology to investigate bone biology”. Ryan is an MD/PhD student here at UAMS working in Dr. Charles O’Brien’s laboratory and The Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases. With the completion of his dissertation research, he will be rotating…


July 29, 2019

July APSA Meeting with Dr. Cam Patterson

Group photo with Dr. Patterson

For our May meeting, the UAMS chapter of the American Physician Scientist Association had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Cam Patterson M.D., M.B.A., chancellor of UAMS, as our guest speaker. Dr. Patterson is a nationally renowned cardiologist, health care administrator, and principal investigator who has received more than $60 million in grants from the NIH,…


May 28, 2019

Congratulations to Bill Hyatt for his successful dissertation defense!

Bill Hyatt successfully defended his doctoral dissertation today! His dissertation is titled “Acute and persistent impulsive effects of the synthetic cathinone 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)”. Bill is an MD/PhD student here at UAMS working in Dr. Bill Fantegrossi’s laboratory. With the completion of his dissertation research, he will be rotating back into medical school this fall.


May 25, 2018

May APSA Lunch with Dr. Emily Holthoff

May APSA Meeting with Dr. Emily Holthoff

  A recent graduate of the UAMS dual degree program, Dr. Emily Holthoff M.D., Ph.D., spoke at the May American Physician Scientists Association local chapter meeting here at UAMS. Dr. Holthoff conducted her doctoral research here at UAMS under the mentorship of Drs. Matt Quick and Steven Post. Her doctoral research focused on the pathogenic…


April 27, 2018

April 2018 APSA Lunch Meeting with Dr. John Arthur

Dr. John Arthur

For our April lunch meeting, we were honored to have Dr. John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D., in attendance. Dr. Arthur is the director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Arthur also serves as standing member for an NIH DDK-D study section and as grant reviewer for both the American Society of…


April 2, 2018

F30 Predoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Brad Martins

Brad Martins

Brad Martins, an M.D./Ph.D. Candidate in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry’s Brain Imaging Research Center, has received a three-year career development fellowship (F30DA043928) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The F30 fellowship will support the remainder of Mr. Martins’s dual M.D./Ph.D. training as a clinician-scientist. Mr. Martins is completing his Ph.D. training under primary…


March 30, 2018

March 2018 APSA Lunch Meeting with Dr. Straub

Dr. Straub speaking with UAMS APSA students

Today was our monthly ASPA lunch meeting and we were lucky enough to have K. David Straub, M.D., Ph.D., in attendance. Dr. Straub is an internist here at UAMS at the VA, and has been teaching at UAMS since 1972. Throughout that time, he has received the Master Teaching Award and published numerous collaborative articles…


March 19, 2018

Congratulations to Bradley Shields for his successful dissertation defense!

Bradley Shields successfully defended his doctoral dissertation today! His dissertation is titled “E-cadherin enhances immune control of metastatic melanoma”. Bradley works in Dr. Alan Tackett’s lab and will be returning to medical school to complete his dual degree training this summer


February 15, 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Meeker for his successful dissertation defense!

Daniel Meeker successfully defended his doctoral dissertation today! His dissertation is titled “Development of a targeted nano therapeutic approach to the treatment of biofilm-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections”. Daniel is an MD/PhD student here at UAMS working in the Smeltzer laboratory. With the completion of his dissertation research, he will be rotating back into medical school this…


November 17, 2017

UAMS MD/PhD Program Thanksgiving Lunch

Alan TURKing, the guest of honor.

Today the UAMS student chapter of the American Physician Scientists Association met for our Thanksgiving potluck! The culinary mastery of our group was undeniable when dish after dish of delicious home cooked food arrived. Our new program leader, Dr. Sarah Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., and the UAMS dean of the graduate school, Dr. Robert McGehee Jr,…