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Ouachita senior Joshua Spiva publishes research paper in "Polymers"

May 03, 2023

Joshua Spiva, a senior biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Magnet Cove, Ark., published a research paper in the scientific journal, “Polymers.”

Dr. Ruth Plymale

Faculty Profile: Ruth Plymale, holder of the J.D. Patterson Chair of Biology

March 10, 2021

Ask Dr. Ruth Plymale what she loves about Ouachita, and her answer is easy – the students! Born in Japan and growing up in Texas and Northwest Arkansas, Plymale arrived at Ouachita to teach biology in 2009 after earning degrees at the University of Arkansas and Penn State. Now Arkadelphia feels like home and her students like family.

Student poses with School of Natural Sciences' new lyophilizer

Hamilton awarded $20,000 Arkansas INBRE grant to purchase lyophilizer, enhance Ouachita's School of Natural Science laboratories

February 24, 2021

Ouachita’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $20,000 in funding by Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to purchase a lyophilizer freeze-dryer, an instrument used to remove aqueous solvents in industry and research. The instrument will be used to enhance both course-based undergraduate research and independent research projects in Ouachita’s Patterson School of Natural Sciences.

Students in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences

Memorial gift honors Ouachita student Charlee Morrison, invests in cancer research at Ouachita

November 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has received a gift from Russell and Patti Morrison in memory of their daughter, Charlee Morrison, a former Ouachita student who passed away in 2000 during her senior year at Ouachita. The gift will be used to enhance Ouachita’s first undergraduate research laboratory dedicated to cancer cell biology.

Dr. Sharon Hamilton works with Ouachita chemistry students

Hamilton awarded $297,000 Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence grant

November 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $297,431 in funding over the next two and a half years by the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to support her research of incorporating proteins into novel modern wound dressings.

Ouachita signs affiliation agreement with ACHE

Ouachita and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education sign Affiliation Agreement

February 11, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University recently signed an Affiliation Agreement with Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith, Ark., streamlining the admission process for Ouachita’s highest academic performers.

Ali and group

Med-school-ready & having fun: Why I chose to study bio-med at Ouachita

May 17, 2019

I grew up surrounded by medical professionals; the majority of adults in my life have worked in the medical field in some way. I think I acquired an affinity for science because of that. When I was still in elementary school, I asked my mother for her nursing books so that I could learn about the disease that was making my grandmother sick.



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