October 16, 2019

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Awarded $4 Million Grant to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Ben Boulden

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation

A new digital health program to provide the expertise of sexual assault nurse examiners to rural hospital emergency departments recently received funding through a $4 million, federal grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime awarded the…


October 14, 2019

Stroke Survivor Grateful for Treatment at UAMS’ Comprehensive Stroke Center

Ben Boulden

Ticu Gamalie

Oct. 14, 2019 | Seconds after having a stroke May 18, Ticu Gamalie found himself looking up from the ground at his fellow soccer referees and the players, coaches and parents who had come to his aid. Although he said he was disoriented, he knew one thing clearly: He wanted to go to UAMS. “We…


October 11, 2019

Understanding Opioids Educational Presentation to be Held Oct. 23 in Little Rock

Ben Boulden

The public is invited to a free educational event Oct. 23 in Little Rock to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population. The presentation will be held 5 – 7 p.m. at the Life Line Baptist Church, 7601 Baseline Road. For more information or to register, please call Lifeline Baptist…


October 9, 2019

2019 Stroke Program Awards

Ben Boulden

Honorable Mention North Arkansas Regional Medical Center / Harrison Ozark Health Medical Center / Clinton Helena Regional Medical Center / Helena Northwest Medical Center – Springdale Baxter Regional Medical Center/ Mt Home White River Medical Center / Cherokee Village Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Walnut Ridge Certificate of Appreciation Brian Lee LOD Holly Katayama, Pharmacy Tech-…


College of Nursing Speaker Outlines Sleep Research of Cancer Survivors

Ben Boulden

While delivering the annual Dalme-Rickel lecture, Belinda Mandrell shows her audience an award-winning infographic to illustrate some of her research findings.

A leading nurse scientist, Belinda Mandrell, Ph.D., R.N., has found that nurses can be the solution to meeting challenging research requirements. Mandrell is the director of nursing research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Introduced by UAMS College of Nursing Dean Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., she was this year’s guest speaker Sept….


Digital Health Stroke Program Reaches Patient Care Milestone

Ben Boulden

More than 300 health care professionals gather to listen to presentations at the UAMS Institute for Digital Health's 2019 Stroke Program Conference.

Applause greeted Renee Joiner when she announced a long sought after achievement for Arkansas’ digital health stroke network — getting more than 50% of stroke patients from hospital arrival to treatment in 60 minutes or less. Along with many other speakers, Joiner, director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Stroke Program, addressed…


October 8, 2019

Understanding Opioids Educational Presentation to be Held Oct. 23 in Conway

Ben Boulden

The public is invited to a free educational event Oct. 23 in Conway to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population. The presentation will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Conway First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince Street. For more information or to register, please call Danielle…


Understanding Opioids Educational Presentation to be Held Oct. 18 in Springdale

Ben Boulden

The public is invited to a free educational event Oct. 18 in Springdale to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population. The presentation will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, 2422 N Thompson St. For more information or to…


October 7, 2019

Dementia Care Workshop for Family Caregivers to be Held Oct. 17 in Little Rock

Ben Boulden

A free Dementia Care Workshop will be offered Oct. 17 in Little Rock for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave, Room C326….


October 4, 2019

UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast Will Assist in Medicare Open Enrollment

Ben Boulden

The Center on Aging-Northeast, part of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will once again assist Medicare participants with reviewing their prescription drug plans during the open enrollment period by providing non-biased evaluations and enrollment assistance. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period to join or switch Medicare drug and health plans begins Oct. 15 and…



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