Our faculty is committed to broad interdisciplinary collaborative endeavors that foster research and science education.  These efforts have resulted in the development of two campus-wide research centers that are based in the department.

  • The Center for Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience serves as a centrally located resource for all neuroscientists at UAMS, providing access to sophisticated equipment, trained technical staff, and the research expertise of established investigators.

  • The Center for Translational Neuroscience aims to facilitate and integrate research on translational aspects of neuroscience across UAMS, basically bringing basic neuroscience findings to the bedside.

In addition, several members of our faculty participate in the Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (AR BRIN).  One of its goals is to expand biomedical research opportunities for undergraduate faculty and students through collaborations with graduate research institutions in Arkansas.

Also, our department is home to the Partners in Health Sciences (PIHS) program that brings together biomedical researchers, educators, and community groups in partnerships to create and disseminate programs that give K-12 students and teachers and the general public a better understanding of life science.

Many of our faculty members are also active in the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and voluntarily participate in Brain Awareness Week activities.