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UAMS Researchers Link Pandemic to Increased Food Insecurity in Arkansas

June 24, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found that 1 in 4 Arkansans faced food insecurity in the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dialogues in Health. The study, “COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in a Vulnerable Rural State,” analyzed various factors related to...

David Wise
Craig Forrest, Ph.D., is leading research to better understand how gammaherpesvirus promotes mutations that lead to lymphomas.

NCI Funds UAMS Study of Possible Links between Gammaherpesvirus Infections and Lymphomas

June 22, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — A possible link between gammaherpesviruses and lymphomas will receive further study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant. The five-year, $1.25 million grant renewal will mostly support ongoing work to better understand how gammaherpesvirus promotes mutations (chromosomal translocations) that lead to lymphomas. In...

Seth Hooker
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Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Highlights Multiple Barriers to Care

June 22, 2022 | Adult sickle cell patients continue to benefit from increased awareness and newly available therapies. However, lack of research funding and access to care, as well as perceived bias from health care professionals, are still impediments to better care. That was the message from the annual UAMS Sickle Cell Symposium, held virtually June 10. The symposium...

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Maternal & Child Health Program Presents Forum to Help Support Mothers In Crisis

June 15, 2022 | In Arkansas, there are companies, nonprofits, ministries and individual citizens dedicated to helping mothers who are in crisis. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Maternal & Child Health Program brought several of those entities together for its annual summit. This year’s topic was “Supporting Mothers in Crisis.”...

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UAMS, Palace Drug Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Fulton County

June 24, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Trena Spears was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Palace Drug to help people in Fulton County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Spears is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education and resources to the...

David Wise
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UAMS Gap Services Offers Health Screenings June 27 in McGehee

June 21, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Free food, health information, health screenings and more will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Gap Services office in McGehee. The office, which opened in May at 1609 E. Ash St. in McGehee, provides free health services, as well...

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Chancellor Cam Patterson responds to a question as Chief of Staff Michael Manley looks on during the Town Hall meeting.
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Town Hall Highlights Campus Safety, Digital Health, Workday Transition

June 20, 2022 | The Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting held June 16 focused on issues of campus safety, digital health efforts and UAMS’ transition to the Workday management system. Watch video of the June 16 Town Hall meeting. Robert Barrentine, chief of the UAMS Police Department, spoke first about ways that employees can protect themselves in the event of...

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UAMS community outreach event
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UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Searcy County

June 17, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Marcus Glass, of Marshall, was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundations for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Searcy County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Glass is available to answer basic health care questions and...

David Wise
COVID-19 Vaccination
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Study Shows That Arkansas Minorities Experienced Abnormally High Rates of COVID-19 Infection

June 1, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Researchers from multiple Arkansas agencies conducted an eight-month study which revealed that the state’s Hispanic and Black populations had higher COVID-19 infection rates than whites. This project, which Open Forum Infectious Disease published, used seroprevalence of antibodies to COVID-19 as an indicator. Antibodies are created by a person’s immune system once they...

Kev' Moye
UAMS community outreach event
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UAMS, Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Chicot County

June 24, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Four community health workers were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help people in Chicot County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Autumn Bridwell, Jana Kamal, Anna Ragland, and Ileen Talavera are available to answer...

David Wise
Mina Nguyen-Driver
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Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

June 21, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using...

David Wise
UAMS community outreach event
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UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Polk County

June 17, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Alexandria Renault, of Mena, was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Polk County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Renault is available to answer basic health care questions and...

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