Institute for Digital Health & Innovation


June 22, 2022

Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Highlights Multiple Barriers to Care

Benjamin Waldrum

Stella Bowers and Rebecca Camp

Adult sickle cell patients continue to benefit from increased awareness and newly available therapies. However, lack of research funding and access to care, as well as perceived bias from health care professionals, are still impediments to better care. That was the message from the annual UAMS Sickle Cell Symposium, held virtually June 10. The symposium…


June 3, 2022

Survivor Throws Strike Against Stroke, Says Family History “Number-One Thing”

Benjamin Waldrum

Ray Robinson III first pitch

Ray Robinson III normally doesn’t hesitate. When he stepped up to the mound at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on May 19 for UAMS Strike Out Stroke night, Robinson immediately went into a pitcher’s windup and fired a ceremonial first-pitch strike across the plate as the crowd cheered. But in the early morning of…


March 10, 2022

Electronic Medical Records Training Resource Developed for Students, Researchers

Linda Satter

Stock image illustrating the use of electronic medical record software using synthetic instead of actual data that is now available at UAMS to train medical students to use the same system they will use as physicians.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers and students can now experience the Epic electronic medical record system in a custom environment curated for their use. The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation (IDHI), the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and UAMS Information Technology (IT) recently teamed up to create a novel copy of…


March 4, 2022

UAMS to Hold March 17 Virtual Conference for Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors

Kalee Sexton

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation is holding the 2022 Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Day Virtual Conference on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation will hold the 2022 Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Day Virtual Conference on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


February 2, 2022

UAMS to Offer Free Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop Feb. 17

Kalee Sexton

UAMS will host a virtual Traumatic Brain Injury workshop Feb. 17.

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation’s TBI Team will host a “Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Workshop” on Feb. 17 to connect anyone affected by a TBI to helpful resources and support.


January 4, 2022

UAMS e-Link Bridging the Gap Between Parents, NICU

Benjamin Waldrum

Ridley Becker

New mom Jaclyn Becker of Bryant said the experience of having her first child hasn’t been what she imagined. Ridley Becker was born Oct. 26 at 25 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces. He’s been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) since that time. “Being separated from him has been really hard,” she said….


November 30, 2021

UAMS Launches Five Satellite Training Centers to Improve Digital Health in Arkansas, Tennessee

Karmen Robinson

Telehealth Training Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The South Central Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is opening five satellite training centers in Arkansas and Tennessee.


November 22, 2021

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.5 Million to Study Impact of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Neurodevelopment

David Robinson

Members of the interdisciplinary research team include, (l-r): Heather Moody, RN, Eric Siegel, M.S., Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Ph.D., Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., Shannon Rose, Ph.D., Luis Mercado, Ph.D., Diana Escalona-Vargas, Ph.D., and Debopam Samanta, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK —Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hope to gain important insights about fetal neurodevelopment in a new study with diabetic pregnant mothers. Funded by a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first study of its kind will use advanced fetal monitoring techniques and…


October 8, 2021

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Receives $982,500 Grant from Federal Communications Commission

Karmen Robinson

stock image of patient communicating with doctor via laptop from sofa

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation received a one-year grant for $982,589 to facilitate digital health services for 34 hospitals and clinics in rural communities throughout Arkansas and the greater Memphis area. Part of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded the grant for the purchase of new digital health…


September 30, 2021

UAMS’ South Central Telehealth Resource Center Secures $975,000 Grant to Expand Digital Health Services

Karmen Robinson

The South Central Telehealth Resource Center, housed at UAMS, has received a three-year grant for $975,000 to fund the expansion of digital health services in rural communities with known health disparities across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

LITTLE ROCK — The South Central Telehealth Resource Center, housed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, received a three-year grant for $975,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).



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