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Megan Smith, left, talks to Brandon Achor on Oct. 1 outside Achor Family Pharmacy in Maumelle. Oct. 1 was the official launch date for the Flip the Pharmacy program in Arkansas.

Program Aims to ‘Flip the Pharmacy’ Experience for Pharmacists, Patients

Oct. 19, 2020 | Gone are the days when your local pharmacy just dispensed prescriptions. Community pharmacists get to know their patients in a way that helps them recognize and act on health problems and medication issues that result in improving their health outcomes. And they believe those services deserve to be compensated by insurance companies. Sixteen Arkansas community...

Ben Boulden
Rachel Hale (top left), Community Engagement program manager at the UAMS Translational Research Institute, helped acquire grants for community gardens and energy efficiency projects. She is joined by other UAMS community garden volunteers (back row) Carissa Ansel, College of Public Health (COPH) student, Taylor Washington, COPH student, and Carolyn Greene, Ph.D. Front Row, COPH students Taylor McClanahan and Sarah Fountain.

USDA Awards Grants for Backyard Gardens and Adapting to Climate Change

Oct. 16, 2020 | A UAMS-community partnership has garnered two grants for community and backyard gardens and energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access to local foods for low-income communities of color in central Arkansas. The grant will also fund education programs and initiatives...

David Robinson

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Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Oct. 15, 2020 | Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to...

Ashley McNatt
COPH Writing Retreat
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Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat

Oct. 7, 2020 | Researchers spent two days recently, distraction free, writing at the 2020 UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat provided an environment for researchers, students, faculty, post-docs, and community partners to come together and enhance their writing skills and dissemination of research findings. In particular, the retreat aimed to increase...

Ashley McNatt
News Release

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Oct. 22 in Caldwell

Oct. 19, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 22 at Caldwell Community Center, 4971 Arkansas 1 in Caldwell. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical...

Ben Boulden
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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Oct. 27 in Hot Springs

Oct. 19, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 27 at Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market, 121 Orange St. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for...

Ben Boulden
UAMS researchers in Northwest Arkansas have built partnerships in the region to enable delivery of healthy foods. (file photo)
College of Nursing

NIH Funds $2.5 Million UAMS Study of Healthy-Food Delivery to Combat Diabetes in Rural Arkansas

Oct. 13, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — A first-of-its-kind study by UAMS will test whether deliveries of healthy food, along with recipes and education materials, can help reduce type 2 diabetes among food-insecure rural Arkansans. The National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the five-year, $2.5 million study by researchers at the...

David Robinson
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UAMS Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Serological Study in Arkansas

Oct. 8, 2020 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune response to SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19, through serological testing in Arkansas. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood. The project will contribute to short-...

Ashley McNatt
Lee Butler with her grandchildren, Emily and Andrew.
Patient Stories

Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Sherwood Woman Peace of Mind

Oct. 5, 2020 | Lee Butler loves to garden. Her family and her neighbors all enjoy the abundant foliage of hosta plants and ferns as well as the blooms on the rose and azalea bushes surrounding her Sherwood home. “People ask me how I have time to make them all so beautiful. I tell them, “It didn’t start out...

Katrina Dupins
Jones Trust College of Nursing Scholarship Recipients
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UAMS College of Nursing in Northwest Arkansas receives $360,000 to Support Nursing Excellence

Oct. 19, 2020 | FAYETTEVILLE –The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $360,000 gift from the Harvey and Bernice Jones Charitable Trust to support nursing excellence in Northwest Arkansas. The gift establishes the Harvey and Bernice Jones Endowed Fund for Nursing Excellence, which will support the UAMS College of Nursing programs in Northwest Arkansas and...

David Wise
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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Oct. 21 in Mountain Home

Oct. 16, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., in Mountain Home. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas...

Spencer Watson

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