Northwest Regional Campus


May 17, 2022

UAMS Alumnus Named Clinician of the Year at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis

David Wise

Kristen Holmes

Kristen J. Holmes, PT, DPT, 2018 doctoral alumnus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named the 2021 Clinician of the Year by her peers at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis. Each year, Encompass Health recognizes employees providing exemplary service and outstanding care to patients. The Clinician of the Year is…


May 16, 2022

UAMS, Northwest Arkansas Council to Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Berryville Health & Safety Fair

David Wise

COVID Vaccine Vial

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Northwest Arkansas Council will offer COVID-19 vaccines to the public at no cost at the Berryville Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, May 21, as part of a statewide initiative to increase vaccination rates in rural communities in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas…


May 9, 2022

Marshallese Resilience throughout COVID-19 Pandemic Featured in New Book

David Wise

Marshallese family in island clothing

SPRINGDALE — Research conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research into the resilience and adaptability of Marshallese populations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in a new book published by the Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre. The book, Creative Resilience and COVID-19, explores how…


May 6, 2022

UAMS Launches Program to Provide At-home COVID-19 Test Kits to Communities in Need

David Wise

RADx graphic

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research is working with community organizations throughout Northwest Arkansas to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits to populations in need. Through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, 1,400 COVID-19 test kits are being distributed to…


May 2, 2022

UAMS Researchers Find Link between Experiences of Racism and Vaccine Hesitancy among Black Arkansans

David Wise

African-American women received vaccine

FAYETTEVILLE – Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research have found that Black Arkansans who reported racial discrimination in the criminal justice system also experienced higher levels of hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, only around 41% of Black Arkansans five…


UAMS, Palace Drug to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines on May 7 at Izard County Pioneer Days

David Wise

A UAMS nurse injects Cameron Henry with a COVID-19 vaccine.

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), in partnership with Palace Drug, will offer COVID-19 vaccines to the public at no cost at the Izard County Pioneer Days on Saturday, May 7, as part of a statewide initiative to increase vaccination rates in rural communities in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Department…


April 19, 2022

UAMS Study Finds Marshallese in U.S. Mobilized to Address Pandemic Hardships

David Wise

Marshallese family gathering

FAYETTEVILLE — Faced with material hardships that were intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, Marshallese communities in the United States mobilized to address the issues and help one another. According to a study by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers in the Office of Community Health & Research, socially vulnerable groups in the U.S….


April 15, 2022

UAMS Community Health & Research Moves to New Facility in Springdale

David Wise

New Springdale location of the Office of Community Health & Research

SPRINGDALE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research is relocating to Springdale, strengthening collaboration, involvement and relationships between the office and the wider Northwest Arkansas community. The Office of Community Health & Research is moving from its previous location on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville…


April 7, 2022

Program’s New Motion Analysis Equipment Enhances Research, Education

Ben Boulden

Nadia Marconi, left, demonstrates a motor task to a student volunteer while using the new motion-capture system.

Mobility has come to the motion capture technology that the UAMS Department of Physical Therapy uses for teaching graduate students and for research. Plans call for its use to be extended to patient care in the near future.


UAMS COVID-19 Study Earns Publication’s Translational Science Award

David Robinson

A Marshallese resident in Northwest Arkansas receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

A UAMS team’s article on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy recently received the 2022 Clinical and Translational Science Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT). The study, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Race/Ethnicity, Trust and Fear,” became the most downloaded paper in 2021 from ASCPT’s journal Clinical and Translational Science. The study was conducted by…



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