News - Health Science

Star Lowrey-LaGrone
August 9, 2022 • Posted in ,

Lowrey-LaGrone Named Instructor of Health Science

Star Lowrey-LaGrone will join the University of the Ozarks faculty this fall as an instructor of health science. Lowrey-LaGrone most recently served as an adjunct faculty member teaching health courses at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She recently completed a master’s of science in nursing degree from the University of Arkansas. “Being raised in a […]

Sports Medicine Conference
March 11, 2022 • Posted in , , , ,

Duncan, Maltez Shine at Sports Medicine Conference

University of the Ozarks students Andrew Duncan and Maria F. “Mafer” Maltez each gained invaluable experience recently by presenting research data at a sports medicine academic conference. Duncan, a sophomore health science major from Alma, Ark.,  and Maltez, a sophomore biology major from Nicaragua, presented data with their professor, Dr. Steven Machek, assistant professor of […]

Piroska Boros
January 19, 2022 • Posted in , , , , ,

INBRE Grants Helps Secure New Science Equipment

Several University of the Ozarks science programs will benefit from the addition of two new pieces of equipment this semester, thanks to a pair of shared instrumentation grants. The grants, which totaled more than $52,000, are from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute […]

Danielle Spencer-Rogers
December 22, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Ozarks Campus Becomes Second Home for Arkansas Native

Gentry, Ark native, Danielle Spencer-Rogers wasn’t sure what she would get when she came to Ozarks her freshman year. She quickly fell in love with the campus and community, though. Because of the close-knit feeling on campus and the ability to make connections with everyone on campus, she became comfortable calling Ozarks her second home. […]

Steven Machek
June 22, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Machek Named Assistant Professor of Health Science

Baylor University Ph.D. candidate Steven Machek has been named an assistant professor of health science at University of the Ozarks, beginning the Fall 2021 Semester. Machek is expected to complete his doctorate in kinesiology, exercise nutrition and health promotion at Baylor in December. A native of the California, Machek earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics […]

Vivien Wambugu

Wambugu Named University’s 2021 Tutor of the Year

Recent graduate Vivien Wambugu has been named the University of the Ozarks’ 2021 Tutor of the Year by the University’s academic services program. The outstanding tutor awards were announced in May and given by academic services based on several factors, including evaluations from students receiving tutoring, GPAs, and staff members’ interactions and observations. Academic services […]

Dr. Hagaman and Dr. Skinner

Professors Skinner, Hagaman Co-Author Paper for Nutrition Reviews

University of the Ozarks professors Dr. Chris Skinner and Dr. Joel Hagaman have collaborated on a recent paper that has been published by the academic journal, Nutrition Reviews. The article is titled, “The Interplay of Western Diet and Binge Drinking on the Onset, Progression, and Outlook of Liver Disease,” and appears on the website of […]