Research

Research is a key element in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of medicine with all of its research efforts. With the research conducted in our own facility, we produce a great quality of care for our patients. These research results are quickly translated from bench to bedside.

The main research arm of the Institute is the Center for Translational Neuroscience. The purpose of the Center is to facilitate and integrate research on translational aspects of neuroscience across UAMS, basically bringing basic neuroscience findings to the bedside.

The Department of Anesthesiology has ongoing research for pain managment. The department has both basic and clinical research activities. Some of the research activities involve drug abuse, pediatric anesthesia and hyperglycemia.

The Department of Otolaryngology’s basic science and clinical researchers strive to find the cure for head and neck cancer, deafness, tinnitus, thyroid cancer, allergy, vascular anomalies, and other otolaryngic diseases. The department’s research division is funded by grants and revenues from clinical trials.