Institute for Digital Health & Innovation


August 12, 2022

Piggott Man Remembers “Everything” About Stroke, Including Caregivers’ Kindness

Benjamin Waldrum

Tate and Cale

Freddie Tate, 85, of Piggott, worked around helicopters during his time in the U.S. Air Force, but it wasn’t until March 5, 2021, when he suffered a stroke, that he rode in one for the first time. “I spent four years in the Air Force and we had all kinds of helicopters, but I’d never…


August 5, 2022

UAMS Receives AAMC Telehealth Equity Catalyst Grant for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Benjamin Waldrum

TeleSANE 2020 mock exam

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation recently received a $15,000 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2022 Telehealth Equity Catalyst Awards and Pilot Grant for its sexual assault nurse examiner program. The grant supports TeleSANE, a program of the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation that offers…


July 18, 2022

UAMS Receives USDA $738,000 Grant to Purchase Digital Health Equipment for Rural Sites, Including Prisons

Tim Taylor

“We are happy to provide this equipment to our partner organizations and thankful to the USDA for their support,” said Joseph Sanford, M.D., director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture that will go towards the purchase of equipment to provide long-distance learning opportunities to 36 sites around the state, including six prisons.


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.



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