In late 2018, the American Heart Association awards doctoral student Ishita Tandon a predoctoral fellowship to support her research into early detection methods for calcific aortic valve disease.
In February, the National Institutes of Health awarded two interdisciplinary researchers--Kyle Quinn and Shilpa Iyer--a two year, $395,112 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant to develop new tools to assess mitochondrial diseases.
In February, undergraduate seniors Alaa Abdelgawad, Jackson Hedrick, and Kristiana
Jones were honored as Seniors of Significance by the Arkansas Alumni Association.
In February, the National Science Foundation awarded alumni Jared Greer and team a $225,000 grant to finish work on surgical equipment
that allows for minimally invasive procedures. This equipment will be provided by
Laprovations LLC, a start-up created by Jared Greer, Flavia Araujo, and Michael Dunavant in their graduate-level New Developments Course.
In April, udergraduates were recognized for their internships, fellowships, awards
and academic acheivements at the State and National Awards Reception held by the university.
In January, the University of Arkansas listed biomedicine as a distinguished and significant research area that inspires collaboration across campus and beyond.
In February, Nature Medicine published Assistant Professor Christopher Nelson's research into long-term evaluation of genome
editing for muscular dystrophy patients.
In February, Cancer Research published Assistant Professor Narasimhan Rajaram's research findings on Raman spectroscopy's
effectiveness as a tool to locate radiation-resistant tumors in head and neck cancer
In March, Assistant Professor Narasimhan Rajaram and researchers at John Hopkins and
UAMS began pilot clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of Raman spectroscopy as a tool to locate radiation-resistant
tumors in head and neck cancer patients.
In March, Science Direct published Associate Professor Morten Jensen and Assistant Professor Hanna Jensen's
reasearch on vector flow imaging of the heart as a usable tool for pediatric patients
with heart disease.