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Working at the COVID-19 testing drive-thru at Shorter College in North Little Rock, a UAMS nurse takes a minute to enter some patient information into an iPad.

COVID-19 Testing Draws Hundreds to North Little Rock Drive-thru

July 2, 2020 | The UAMS Mobile Triage team offered COVID-19 testing to anyone who came to their drive-thru June 30 at Shorter College in North Little Rock, and hundreds of people showed up in response. For a brief time before police could reroute the vehicles, cars and trucks were backed up onto the nearest Interstate 30 off ramp....

Ben Boulden
Kendrea Jones, Pharm.D., left, and Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., listen to graduating resident Julianne Mott as she speaks from her home via a live video connection.

College of Pharmacy Residents, Fellows Graduate Despite Challenging Year

July 1, 2020 | Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., opened the 2020 graduation ceremony June 26  for the UAMS College of Pharmacy residents and fellows with an apology to his ninth-grade English teacher. The teacher, Michael Moran, taught him never to use the phrase “more unique” because “unique” means one of a kind, and nothing can be more than one of...

Ben Boulden

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Fred Prior, Ph.D., is leading UAMS' part of the statewide cyberinfrastructure project.
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UAMS to Aid $20 Million Statewide Effort to  Build on Data Science Strengths

June 29, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received $1.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the state establish a cyberinfrastructure platform that will improve on Arkansas’ existing data science strengths and competitiveness. The money is part of a five-year $20 million grant from NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate...

David Robinson
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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing June 30 in North Little Rock

June 26, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – A community drive-thru testing clinic for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 30 at Shorter College, 604 N. Locust St.  in North Little Rock. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. The clinic will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)...

Ben Boulden
Jordan Weaver, M.D., uses a digital health video connection to talk to a colleague. Weaver helped lead the digital health effort at the UAMS Family Medical Center in Batesville.
Patient Stories

Digital Health Visits Help Regional Campuses Meet COVID-19 Challenges

June 25, 2020 | Brittnay Hall, 39, was at an impasse: COVID-19 worries were making worse her pre-existing problems with anxiety. Also, thinking of having an in-person visit with her physician about her anxiety medications made her feel unsafe. Digital health technology resolved her dilemma. Hall, of Newark, had a more-than-20-year patient-physician relationship with Julia Roulier, M.D., a family...

Ben Boulden

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