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A lactation pod at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale

UAMS Partners with Local Institutions to Provide Lactation Spaces for Breastfeeding Mothers

Dec. 7, 2023 | FAYETTEVILLE — Working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research, the Jones Center for Families, Arkansas Legal Aid, the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL Shop and the Springdale Library each recently installed new spaces for nursing mothers to comfortably breastfeed or pump breast milk. “The creation...

David Wise
Standing group photo at the event. Among those attending the regional conference were (left to right, front row): Christy Walker, M.D., UAMS medical students Victoria Malak, Makenzie Henderson, Brianna Long, Kayla Jimmerson and Megan Clark, and Torrance Walker, M.D.; back row: medical students Raven Hinton, Andria Carter, Bree Dulaney, Jade-Michael Matthews, Evan Hicks, Quincy Gragg and Grant Broadway.

UAMS Hosts Student National Medical Association Region III Conference

Dec. 6, 2023 | About 150 medical students and pre-med students from seven states attended the annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Region III Medical Education Conference Nov. 10-12 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. It was the first time that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, home to the Edith...

Linda Satter
white-coat portrait of John Streitman, M.D.

Cardiac Surgeon John Streitman, M.D., Joins UAMS to Lead Cardiovascular Surgery Program

Dec. 5, 2023 | John Emory Streitman, M.D., a board-certified cardiac surgeon with a special interest in complex cardiovascular cases, joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. He will lead the cardiovascular surgery program. “Dr. Streitman is a highly experienced cardiac surgeon who brings...

Linda Satter

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Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas Opens UAMS Milk Bank Depot in Rogers

Dec. 6, 2023 | LITTLE ROCK — Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, in support of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Milk Bank, has opened a milk depot in its Rogers hospital. The Mercy NWA Milk Depot is a designated space for women to donate milk, which will be sent to the UAMS Milk Bank for screening, pasteurization...

Andrew Vogler
The new transplant clinic is located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center in Helena-West Helena.
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UAMS Opens Satellite Transplant Clinic in Helena-West Helena

Dec. 4, 2023 | HELENA-WEST HELENA — Community health providers and members of the public gathered today in Helena-West Helena to celebrate the recent opening of the newest University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) transplant clinic. Located inside the UAMS East Family Medical Center at 1393 Arkansas 242 South in Helena-West Helena, the clinic is the sixth satellite...

Linda Satter
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Community Health and Research

Holiday Blues? You’re Not Alone.

Dec. 7, 2023 | Sheldon Riklon, M.D., UAMS Family Medicine Physician For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and connection. However, the holiday season can be hard for others, especially those struggling with their mental health. In fact, about two-thirds of people with mental illness say the holidays make their conditions worse. Increased stress, disruption to...

David Wise
Dominique Covington, MVP for December 2023

Dominique Covington

Dec. 1, 2023 | Meet Dominique Covington, the MVP for December. Dominique serves as a patient care technician in UAMS Labor & Delivery. Please read what one of her nominators wrote: Dominique is an exceptional example of UAMS core values and our mission. Every shift she works, she exemplifies respect, compassion, kindness, and a positive attitude no matter what the floor or staffing looks like that shift.

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Artist Helmar Anitok talks about his mural during the unveiling in downtown Springdale.
Community Health and Research

Marshallese Art Mural Highlights Pacific Islander Culture in Downtown Springdale

Nov. 30, 2023 | A new mural celebrating Marshallese culture was unveiled in downtown Springdale Nov. 16, thanks to a collaborative effort between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research, Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM), and the Downtown Springdale Alliance. UAMS and ACOM reached out to local Marshallese artist Helmar Anitok earlier...

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