Technology accelerating knowledge to improve human health.

A department within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Biomedical Informatics is led by Dr. Fred Prior, Professor and Chair. We develop computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information. We serve as the campus  leader for such projects.

Located on the 4th floor of Jack T. Stephens Spine Institute, our staff is available for consultation. Call 501-603-1766 to schedule an appointment.

  • Temporal Dynamics of Gut Microbiota in Triclocarban-Exposed Weaned RatsMarch 23, 2018

    Authors: Rebekah C. Kennedy, Russell R. Fling, Michael S. Robeson, Arnold M. Saxton, Liesel G. Schneider, John L. Darcy, David A. Bemis, Ling Zhao, Jiangang Chen ABSTRACT: Widely used as an antimicrobial in antibacterial bar soaps, triclocarban (3,4,4′-trichlorocarbanilide; TCC) is effective against Gram-positive bacteria but shows little efficacy against Gram-negative strains, potentially altering the composition…

  • UAMS Team First to Add Directly Sequenced RNA to Public DatabaseMarch 7, 2018

    A group of UAMS researchers is the first to deposit directly sequenced RNA to the National Center for Biotechnology Information databases, made possible by their utilization of a novel, handheld genetic sequencing technology. The federal government maintains a collection of databases with the aim of advancing science and health by providing public access to biomedical…

  • Genome-Based Comparison of Clostridioides difficile : Average Amino Acid Identity Analysis of Core GenomesFebruary 14, 2018

    Adriana Cabal, Se-Ran Jun, Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Visanu Wanchai, Intawat Nookaew, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Mary J. Burgess, Atul Kothari, Trudy M. Wassenaar1, David W. Ussery Received: 30 August 2017 /Accepted: 2 February 2018 # The Author(s) 2018. This article is an open access publication Abstract Infections due to Clostridioides difficile (previously known as Clostridium difficile) are a…