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UAMS Students Assist Homeless Shelters with COVID-19 Supplies

Aug. 5, 2020 | In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, three of the top needs in Arkansas homeless shelters are hand sanitizer, masks and gloves, according to a recent Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health survey of 48 shelters. But not only did the students and faculty reach out to determine needs, they stepped up to work...

Ashley McNatt
Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., (left) and Richard Nicholas, M.D., received a $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to offer a summer research experience for UAMS College of Medicine students.

$780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

Aug. 5, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year students...

Susan Van Dusen

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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

UAMS to Conduct COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Arkansas Colleges and Universities

July 31, 2020 | The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and UAMS Northwest Regional Campus have been authorized by the Arkansas Department of Health to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing for public and private colleges and universities in Arkansas. The project is in partnership with the Arkansas Department of...

Ashley McNatt
Numerous UAMS employees volunteered to work at the employee and patient screening stations around campus. These screening stations play an important role in keeping employees, students and patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dental Clinic Staff Volunteer at UAMS’ COVID Screening Stations

Aug. 5, 2020 | When COVID-19 appeared in Arkansas in March, it affected all operations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, including the UAMS Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic. As the clinic shifted to providing only urgent care procedures as directed by the Arkansas Department of Health, leadership in the College of Health Professions...

Yavonda Chase
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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Aug. 14 in Helena-West Helena

Aug. 7, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aug. 14 at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Road in Helena-West Helena. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. The first 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by...

Spencer Watson
Alex Morris is the MVP of the Month for August.
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August MVP — Alex Morris

Aug. 6, 2020 | Congratulation to Alex Morris, our August MVP of the Month! Morris, an access coordinator at the UAMS Northeast Regional Campus in Jonesboro, is always willing to pitch in wherever needed.

Yavonda Chase
News Release

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Aug. 6 in DeQueen

July 30, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aug. 6 at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College DeQueen Campus, 183 College Drive in DeQueen. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. The first 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by...

Spencer Watson

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