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Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.

UAMS’ Kristen Sterba, Ph.D., Elected President of Graduate Enrollment Association

June 28, 2022 | Kristen Sterba, Ph.D., associate provost for students and administration and director for institutional research, policy and accreditation in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Academic Affairs, was recently elected president of NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management. Sterba, who previously served as vice president, has begun serving as president. Her...

Linda Haymes
Se-Ran Jun, Ph.D., discusses her TRI pilot award-supported findings with Fred Prior, Ph.D., distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, at TRI Research Day in April.

NIH Funds UAMS Study Testing Rapid Genomic Surveillance for Antibiotic Resistant Infections

June 28, 2022 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) study is developing real-time and accurate genomic methods that can be used routinely to deliver life-saving information to doctors treating antibiotic-resistant infections. Backed by a two-year, $418,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grant, UAMS’ Se-Ran Jun, Ph.D., says the...

David Robinson
Eric Peterson, Ph.D.

UAMS’ Eric Peterson, Ph.D., Named Executive Vice President of BioVentures LLC

June 27, 2022 | LITTLE ROCK — Eric Peterson, Ph.D., has been named executive vice president of BioVentures LLC at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Peterson is chair of the UAMS Patent and Copyright Committee and is an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. As executive vice president, he will...

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Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

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.”...

Kev' Moye
Whitney Beard
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UAMS, Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Izard County

June 28, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Whitney Beard, of Calico Rock, was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy to help people in Izard County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Beard is available to answer basic health care questions and provide...

David Wise
Brandi Gilliam
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UAMS, Local Pharmacies Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Desha County

June 28, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Brandi Gilliam and Isierene Brown were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and local pharmacies to help people in Desha County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Gilliam and Brown are available to answer basic health care questions and provide education...

David Wise
Trena Spears
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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
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, Local Pharmacies Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Drew County

June 28, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE – Teresa Cox and Rosetta Racy were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Sav-Mart Pharmacy and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Drew County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Cox and Racy are available to answer...

David Wise
Bench Harvey Tollett Middleton Caldwell
College of Pharmacy

Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists: Seasoned Pharmacy Owners Invest in Young Professionals

June 27, 2022 | As modern health care continues to evolve, pharmacies are needed more than ever. Community pharmacies, particularly in small communities, are increasingly relied upon for a host of services beyond managing prescriptions. More pharmacies are needed in more places, and fresh UAMS College of Pharmacy (COP) graduates are rushing to fill that gap. The college maintains...

Benjamin Waldrum
UAMS employees deliver boxes of food during COVID-19 pandemic
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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
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...

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