Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. The stipend is $18,500, and tuition is paid for graduate assistants.
Tuition and fees for the 2002-03 year are $1950 per semester for Arkansas residents and $4190 per semester for out-of-state students.
The University maintains a residence hall on campus that provides accommodations varying in cost from $170 per month for a double room to $465 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. Dining facilities are available in the cafeteria of the University Hospital. Reasonably priced rooms, apartments, and houses are available nearby.
There are 1,936 students enrolled in the various professional schools (Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions, and Nursing) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. There are 92 students in the basic science departments of the Graduate School. A campuswide student association offers social and collegial relationships with other graduate students.
Metropolitan Little Rock, which is located at the geographic center of Arkansas, has a population of approximately 300,000. It is the state capital and is served by seven airlines and by the interstate highway system. The Ouachita, Ozark, and Boston mountains are nearby. There are many lakes, rivers, and streams within driving distance. The city provides cultural opportunities, including the Arkansas Arts Center, a symphony orchestra, an opera company, several professional theater companies, and a zoo. There are minor-league baseball and hockey teams, and the University of Arkansas football team plays some of its home games in Little Rock.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences belongs to the University of Arkansas System. The Graduate School is part of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, an institution that also includes colleges of medicine, public health, pharmacy, nursing, and health-related professions. Other units of the University of Arkansas System that are located in Little Rock include the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the School of Law, and the Graduate School of Social Work.
The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology seeks applicants who have a strong undergraduate background in the biological and physical sciences. Score reports on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination are required of all applicants, as are transcripts of all academic records and three letters of recommendation. Interviews can be arranged at any time, and visits are encouraged. Prospective students should apply as early as possible in the academic year preceding the desired year of entrance. For further information and application forms for admission and financial aid, students should write to the address below.
Dr. Donald Cave
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, SLOT 510
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199
World Wide Web: http://anatomy.uams.edu
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| Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D., Chair|
Research Interest: Regulation of specific anterior pituitary cells by neuroendocrine peptides and growth factors. (profile)
| Helen Benes, Ph.D.|
Research interest: Insect models for studies of development and aging; sex-specific gene activity in larval mosquitoes; role of glutathione S-transferases in preventing oxidative damage.
| Steven W. Barger, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Neuronal death caused by pathological insults (especially excitotoxicity) and the protection against these insults afforded by changes in gene expression.
| E. Robert Burns, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Experimental oncology, cell kinetics, chronochemotherapy.
| M. Donald Cave, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Development of diagnostic molecular probes for microbial pathogens.
| Jason Y. Chang, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Neuronal programmed cell death, neurotoxicity of cholesterol oxides.
| David L. Davies, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: The pathogenesis of brain damage following exposure to ethanol.
| Paul D. Drew, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Neuroimmunolgy; Regulation of Gene Expression; Cytokine Signalling; Inflammation (Multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease); Cancer Biology
| Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.|
Disorders of the reticular activating system; restitution of locomotor function after spinal cord injury.
|Shirley Ann Gilmore, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Spinal cord development and maturation; regeneration and repair in the spinal cord
| W. Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D.|
| John D. Houlé, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Structure and functional repair of the injured spinal cord
| Walter G. Hubert, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Pathogenesis of oncogenic human papillomaviruses, regulation of viral replication
| Cynthia J.M. Kane, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Peptide growth factor regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation in the nervous system during normal development, upon injury, or in neurodegenerative diseases.
| Tammy L. Kielian, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: The study of the pathogenesis and immune responses elicited by Staphylococcus aureus in the central nervous system (CNS) and the role of macrophages in the establishment and persistence of gliomas.
| Angus M. MacNicol, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Signal transduction, vertebrate development, cancer biology, mRNA translation, neuronal differentiation and function.
| Bruce Mendelson, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Disorders of the neuromuscular system. Restoration of function following central or peripheral nervous system pathology.
| Robert E. Mrak, Ph.D., M.D.|
Research Interest: Neuropathology and neurochemistry.
| Bruce W. Newton, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Hormone and target regulation of sexually dimorphic spinal nuclei, development of spinal autonomic nervous system.
| Kevin Phelan, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Regulation of Synaptic Transmission and Neuronal-Glial Interactions
| Ralph D. Sanderson, Ph.D.|
Research interest: Cell surface receptors for extracellular matrix; molecular structure, function and role of proteoglycans in tumor metastisis.
| Terry Sims, Ph.D.|
Research interest: Development of the nervous system; regeneration following injury to the central nervous system; aging ofthe central nervous system.
| Robert D. Skinner, Ph.D.|
Research interest: Locomotion pattern generators in the spinal cord; midlatency auditory evoked potential and restoring the inhibition of this potential preventing the development of post-traumatic stress disorder following a traumatic event.
| Patrick W. Tank, Ph.D.|
Research Interest: Pattern formation during limb development and regeneration.