December 10, 2015

New Drug Just Part of International Effort to Combat Castleman Disease

Probably few people would say Carl Guenther’s diagnosis was lucky, although he says so, and he has agreement from the world’s foremost expert on Castleman disease, Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Guenther, a Wilmington, Ohio, father of two, was diagnosed with Castleman disease and given two…


December 9, 2015

TRI Announces 2015 KL2 Award Recipients!

Marquis and Raye-Griffith

UAMS’ Bryce Marquis, Ph.D., an assistant professor of geriatrics, and Shona Ray-Griffith, M.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry, were recently named recipients of the Translational Research Institute’s 2015 KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Awards.  Marquis’ KL2 project is testing nutritional therapies to improve respiratory efficiency for heart failure patients. He anticipates the results of his…


NCATS Seeks Applications to Repurpose Existing Drugs

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking applications for rigorous, pre-clinical research projects that are based on repurposing existing drugs or biologics. Through this new funding opportunity, NCATS anticipates committing $4.3 million in fiscal year 2016 to issue 10 to 15 awards in support of studies that establish the rationale for a…