Northwest Regional Campus

July 18, 2024

UAMS to Provide Contraceptive Services, Education in 14 Rural Arkansas Counties

David Wise

A health care worker points to a pill in a contraceptive box while speaking with a patient.

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will provide contraceptive services and reproductive health education to women living in rural Arkansas counties in an effort to prevent unintended pregnancies and to improve access to women’s health care in Arkansas. Through a private philanthropic grant awarded to the UAMS Institute for Community Health…

July 15, 2024

UAMS Team Members Take to the Backroads to Provide Medical Support for Arkansas Graveler

David Wise

UAMS orthopaedics and sports medicine team members pose in front of the Arkansas Graveler map.

Six University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) team members recently spent a week traveling rural Arkansas backroads to provide medical coverage for the Ozark Foundation’s Arkansas Graveler event. The Arkansas Graveler is a multiday, 350-mile gravel cycling festival that takes place across rural Arkansas. This year, it started in Fayetteville on a Sunday and…

July 8, 2024

UAMS Gets $1.3 Million Grant for High School-Focused Tech and Data Science Exposure Program in NWA

David Wise

Group of high school students in a clinical patient room check pulse rate of another student

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its Arkansas Technology and Data Science in Health and Medicine (AR Tech-DaSH) program. The five-year grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will support an…

July 1, 2024

UAMS Names Ryan Cork, MSHA, Vice Chancellor of Northwest Region

Yavonda Chase

Ryan Cork

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Ryan Cork, MSHA, as its next vice chancellor for the Northwest Arkansas Region, effective Sept. 1.

June 26, 2024

Double Your Dollars Program Returns to Northwest Arkansas Farmers Markets

David Wise

Photos of farmers market produce

FAYETTEVILLE — Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SrFMNP), and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits can receive a dollar-for-dollar match on locally grown produce at select Northwest Arkansas farmers markets. This is the first year that the match program is available…

June 25, 2024

Traveling with a Breastfed Baby: Essential Tips for a Stress-Free Trip

News Staff

Woman and baby on a plane

By Philmar Mendoza Kabua, BSN Traveling with an infant can be tricky, but breastfeeding is a convenient way to feed your baby on the go. With a little planning, you and your little one can have a relaxing trip. Preparation Doctor’s Visit: Schedule a checkup with your baby’s pediatrician before your trip. Talk about your…

June 3, 2024

UAMS Researchers Find that Better Access to Physical Activity Could Provide Boost for Rural Cancer Survivors

David Wise

senior Hispanic couple walking and holding hands on sidewalk

FAYETTEVILLE — Cancer survivors in rural areas could benefit more from environmental opportunities to be active, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Researchers at the UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation found that cancer survivors who lived in small- to medium-sized metropolitan areas that promoted walkability were more physically…

May 28, 2024

The Surprising Link Between Diabetes and Dementia

News Staff

Older couple checking blood sugar levels together on a couch

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. Studies show that having diabetes can increase your risk of dementia. There are several ways that diabetes contributes to dementia. Abnormal blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and other chronic diseases associated with diabetes can damage your brain over time. Abnormal blood sugar levels can affect your memory. Stable blood sugar levels…

May 24, 2024

UAMS Plans Job Expo in Fayetteville for June 8

Yavonda Chase

UAMS is hiring! Come check out our open positions at the June 8 Job Expo at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville. I Said #Yes to UAMS

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a Job Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, 1125 N. College Ave., in Fayetteville. A similar event also is planned in Little Rock.

May 2, 2024

ARPQC Launches Website to Provide Information About Maternity Care Services, Initiatives

David Wise

A doctor and new mom with baby

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ARPQC), a partnership launched last year between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the Arkansas Department of Health and 34 birthing hospitals across the state, launched its new website recently, creating a hub for patients and health care providers alike to access pivotal information related…

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