Institute for Digital Health & Innovation


September 8, 2021

UAMS’ Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Enhance Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Karmen Robinson

TBI stock photo

LITTLE ROCK — The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a grant to fund a $1.5 million project to enhance clinical and educational resources for Arkansans living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Administration for Community Living, under the U.S. Department of Health and…


July 14, 2021

NIH Awards $1.36 million Grant to Aid UAMS Research on Pregnant Women’s Pelvic Floor Muscles

Linda Satter

Hari Eswaran, Ph.D. ,shows off SARA, which he helped develop.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.36 million grant to researchers at UAMS to develop a non-invasive means of detecting weaknesses in a pregnant woman’s pelvic floor muscles that could lead to injury while giving birth.


May 21, 2021

Monticello Man Grateful for More Family Time after Stroke Recovery

Katrina Dupins

Bill Whiting, Monticello

Bill Whiting, 67, of Monticello doesn’t remember a lot about what happened to him on Aug. 9, 2020. But he does know he called his wife. “He was mumbling,” Mary Whiting said. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I told him I’m on my way home.” She arrived within 10 minutes to find their…


May 11, 2021

UAMS Launches Sexual Assault Assessment Program in Arkansas Hospitals, Crisis Centers

Karmen Robinson

IDHI - SAAP stock photo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation is launching specialized, 24/7 digital health services for victims of sexual assault. This unique care platform will be part of the Sexual Assault Assessment Program in emergency departments and crisis centers across the state. Through real-time video technology,…


April 27, 2021

UAMS Surpasses 100,000 Digital Health Visits in Pandemic

Karmen Robinson

African American woman has medical consultation appointment video video call with her doctor.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) conducted more than 100,000 digital health visits following the COVID-19 outbreak that strictly limited in-person appointments and medical procedures over one year ago. UAMS saw its highest numbers of virtual consultations at the height of the pandemic and during February’s winter storm, performing more…


April 7, 2021

Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference Highlights Triumph Through Trauma

Karmen Robinson

Jim, Patti and Mary Drake at the Grand Canyon during their 14-day road trip. (Photo courtesy of the Drakes)

Members of the Drake family have shared their experiences for the past 11 years in hopes of helping others, and they continued to uplift and encourage attendees during the Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Trauma Rehabilitation Resources Program.


March 25, 2021

Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Team Chosen as a Finalist in Artificial Intelligence Competition

Karmen Robinson

Joseph Sanford, M.D., and Adria Abella Villafranca use code they have written to test the OAK-D camera, equipped with spatial artificial intelligence.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) was one of 13 university teams selected as a North American regional finalist in the OpenCV Artificial Intelligence Competition. There were nearly 1,400 entries worldwide in this competition, with 210 teams chosen as finalists across six geographic regions. The IDHI…


March 9, 2021

UAMS-Led Digital Health Stroke Program Helps Improve Arkansas’ Stroke Deaths Ranking

Ben Boulden

Freda Dodd of Marmaduke is one of thousands of stroke survivors treated through the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation's Stroke Program.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas recently fell from seventh place to 13th place in the nation in the number of stroke deaths per capita, an achievement health officials credit in part to a statewide digital health program of stroke education and treatment led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In 2011, Arkansas was…


February 22, 2021

Broadband Grants up to $75,000 Remain Available to Rural Arkansas Communities through UAMS

David Robinson

Grants aim to make broadband more available to rural Arkansas communities.

LITTLE ROCK — Grants of up to $75,000 each are available to help rural Arkansas communities apply for federal grants and loans to make broadband accessible to their residents. Last year, $2 million was allocated as part of the Rural Broadband I.D. Expenses Trust Fund Grant. The program is funded by the state’s Restricted Reserve…


February 12, 2021

UAMS Rural Telehealth Center Receives $1.5 Million to Evaluate Broadband Pilot Program’s COVID-19 Response

Ben Boulden

Hari Eswaran and Mellie Bridewell

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center has received a $1.5 million federal grant to evaluate the performance of the Telehealth Broadband Pilot Program in preventing, preparing for and responding to COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded the grant…



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