Northwest Regional Campus


March 4, 2021

Razorbacks partner with UAMS to serve Razorback student-athletes

News Staff

UAMS's Ramon Ylanan, M.D., who will serve as one of the primary physicians for Razorback Athletics.

FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback Athletics has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide comprehensive care for 465+ Razorback student-athletes. As part of the medical services agreement, UAMS will provide daily medical coverage to all 19 Razorback sport programs. The four-year agreement was activated on January 1, 2021 and runs through December 31,…


February 11, 2021

UAMS Doctor Establishes Endowed Fund for Excellence in Honor of Lee Parker, M.D.

David Wise

Lee Parker, M.D.

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physician Ronald Brimberry, M.D., and his wife, Catherine, have established an endowed Fund for Excellence in honor of Lee Parker, M.D.


January 13, 2021

UAMS Regional Campuses Upgrade Health Record Software

Spencer Watson

UAMS Northwest, along with all other UAMS Regional Campuses, has been converted to the Epic electronic medical records software.

More than 65,000 patients across Arkansas now have better access to seamless care with the conversion of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Campuses to Epic electronic medical record software. Epic has been used in central Arkansas at the UAMS Medical Center and UAMS clinics for approximately eight years. Epic allows UAMS physicians…


November 4, 2020

UAMS Diabetes Study Gets $400,000 to Meet COVID-19 Restrictions

David Robinson

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., MBA

LITTLE ROCK — COVID-19 hit as UAMS’ Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., MBA, and her research team were starting a major study comparing diabetes education interventions with diverse populations. The five-year, $3.73 million Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award was to support in-person type 2 diabetes prevention education in rural UAMS Regional Campus Family Medical Centers….


May 27, 2020

UAMS Receives $1.28 Million Pledge to Develop School Nutrition Program for Healthier Food Choices in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Food Bank

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will expand partnerships with local school districts to implement a school nutrition enrichment program in Northwest Arkansas to provide healthier food choices for students. The program expansion is supported by a $1.28 million grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation. It will build on a…


May 21, 2020

UAMS Researcher to Use $991,000 to Improve Health of Arkansans with Food Insecurity and Type 2 Diabetes

David Wise

Chris Long

FAYETTEVILLE – A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher recently received a $991,145 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the nutritional health of low-income individuals with type 2 diabetes. Christopher Long, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, will use the  award from the USDA’s National Institute…


May 12, 2020

Funded Training Announced for Three Early-Career Researchers

David Robinson

Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., co-leaders of the KL2 Program, here at the UAMS Translational Research Institute's fall 2019 Planning Retreat.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has selected three early-career researchers to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Awards. The KL2 program, co-led by Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., provides two years of research training to promising junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition,…