The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH. Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will develop new treatments and therapies specifically for children.
Tim Hill, vice chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named chief operating officer for the UAMS Health System.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Dan Rahn, MD, was honored today when University of Arkansas System officials dedicated an education building on the north side of campus as the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building.
“Dr. Rahn has been a champion of interprofessional education, and I really can’t think of a more fitting tribute,” said Donald Bobbitt, Ph.D., University of Arkansas System president.
The first case of rabies seen in an Arkansas dog this year was confirmed this month. The animal, a dog from Mississippi County, Arkansas, tested positive for the rabies virus after being exposed to a skunk in mid-June of 2017. All those who may have come into contact with the dog have been contacted for follow-up. Rabies is an extremely dangerous, lethal disease in the absence of vaccination, but effective preventive vaccination can be administered after a bite. So far in 2017, 23 rabid animals (13 skunks, 9 bats, and 1 dog) have tested positive for rabies in Arkansas.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Pulaski County woman and a Garland County woman, for Medicaid fraud.
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