UAMS develops app to prevent opioid use disorder relapse
Dr. Andrew James, PhD speaks with KARK about OptiMAT, his smartphone app developed to prevent relapse in those with opioid use disorder receiving medication assisted treatment.Read the Article
How cloudy days affect body and mind
Dr. Scott Steele, MD, PhD discusses the physical and mental impacts of decreased light exposure.Watch here
UAMS creates app to tackle opioid relapse and overdose in Arkansas
Dr. Andrew James, PhD talks with KATV about his app designed to optimize medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.Read the article
New MRI Scanner Offers Cutting Edge Technology
To maintain its cutting-edge research efforts, the Brain Imaging Research Center replaced its current Philips 3T Achieva magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner Monday, Sept. 13 with a new Siemens 3T Prisma MRI scanner, capable of imaging brain function and structure with improved spatial and temporal resolution.Read More
G. Andrew James, Ph.D., at College on Problems of Drug Dependency’s 2020 Scientific Meeting
G. Andrew James, Ph.D., presented the results of his research study, “Opioid Treatment Mobile Application (OPTiMA) to Reduce Relapse Among Adults Receiving Outpatient MAT: Factors Associated With Daily Use,” at the College on Problems of Drug Dependency’s 2020 Scientific Meeting. Click on the video below to watch his presentation.
TEDx Talk by G. Andrew James, Ph.D.
G. Andrew James, Ph.D., was invited to present at a local TEDx talk at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, in the spring of 2011. The TEDx talk was titled “What Can Your Mind Do for You?” and was held in the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix.
He is exploring individual differences in cognition using fMRI. By developing a cognitive connectome, or a map of connections in the brain that are involved in cognition, he hopes to identify the cognitive differences between individuals to help understand cognition in both healthy and clinical populations.
UAMS Addiction Research Training Program Trainees Discuss Internships with the Brain Imaging Research Center
Over the summer of 2014, the Brain Imaging Research Center hosted two trainees from the UAMS Addiction Research Training Program. The trainees were able to partner with a Brain Imaging Research Center faculty member to hone their research skills. Brad Martins and Anthony Privratsky, both medical students at UAMS, were recently interviewed to discuss their work with the Brain Imaging Research Center over the summer. For more information on the training program and possible training positions, check out the UAMS Addiction Research Training Program website.
Tonisha Kearney-Ramos Highlights Her Research in the Brain Imaging Research Center
Tonisha Kearney-Ramos, B.S., was interviewed recently about her research in working memory deficits in drug addiction. Tonisha is a graduate student with the Brain Imaging Research Center currently pursuing her doctorate. Her dissertation emphasizes the translational nature of biomedical research in the Brain Imaging Research Center and at UAMS.
Arkansas Times Article Featuring Clint D. Kilts, Ph.D.
Clint D. Kilts, Ph.D., was interviewed by Mara Leveritt from the Arkansas Times on his research on the neural basis of human behavior and the need for neuroscience research to inform our clinical understanding of mental health disorders.
For a copy of his article: Kilts Arkansas Times Article
Clint D. Kilts, Ph.D., Discusses Using Functional MRI to Explore Mental Illness and Addiction
In advance of his investment as the Wilbur Mills Endowed Chair in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Clint D. Kilts, Ph.D., discussed how the Brain Imaging Research Center utilizes cutting edge technology to explore the real-world problems of mental illness and addiction.
To view the article, see the Arkansas Medical News Website.
“Here’s To Your Health” Segment Featuring G. Andrew James, Ph.D.
G. Andrew James, Ph.D., provided information on fMRI for the segment on Dr. T. Glen Pait’s public radio segment. The discussion includes information on how functional MRI works and it’s potential applications to medical care.