Northwest Regional Campus

February 27, 2023

UAMS Researchers Produce Journal’s Top Cited, Most Downloaded Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

David Robinson

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., MBA, is the study's principal investigator.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team’s article on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has been recognized by the publisher of Clinical and Translational Science for having its top-cited article in 2022 and the most downloaded paper since its publication in 2021. The article, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Race/Ethnicity, Trust and Fear,”…

February 13, 2023

UAMS Physical Therapy Students Offering Free “Walk With Ease” Online Classes

David Wise

Couple walking in the Walk with Ease program

FAYETTEVILLE — Physical Therapy students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus are offering Walk With Ease classes at no cost to participants starting Feb. 15. The classes are all virtual via weekly Zoom meetings with certified group leaders. Walk With Ease, which was developed by the Arthritis Foundation, is…

January 25, 2023

UAMS Researchers Find Hispanics, Marshallese Are More Likely to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Church

David Wise

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

FAYETTEVILLE — People in some minority and underserved communities were more open to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at their church than in a medical setting, according to researchers at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. In a recently published study in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary…

January 19, 2023

First Cohort of Occupational Therapy Students Completes Capstone Projects, Graduates

David Wise

UAMS/UA Occupational Therapy 1st Cohort with Faculty

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program recently celebrated the achievements of its first class of students, who earned their degrees after a challenging three years that included the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the official University of Arkansas commencement on December 17, 2022, the program provided an intimate doctoral hooding and pinning ceremony for the 25…

January 6, 2023

UAMS College of Public Health Plays Key Role in Helping Vaccinate Arkansans

Kev' Moye


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health played a key role in an initiative to help increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Arkansas counties where the percentage of residents vaccinated is below 50%. The Vaccine REACH (Reaching Everyone to Achieve Community Health) Program is funded by a…

January 4, 2023

UAMS Study Finds One in Four Adults Have Experienced Loss Due to COVID-19

David Wise

Silhouette of missing family member

FAYETTEVILLE — One in four U.S. adults has experienced the death of a family member or close friend due to COVID-19, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, COVID-19 Death Exposure Among Adults in the United States, analyzed…

December 6, 2022

State Legislators Visit UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

David Wise

Arkansas State Representative Denise Garner gets ready to try out the virtual reality anatomy equipment on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus during a visit to the campus with fellow state representatives.

A group of about 10 state legislators, as well as staff members from the offices of U.S. Rep. Steve Womack and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, toured the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville on Nov. 29, where they learned more about UAMS’s commitment to health care in Northwest Arkansas. The…

November 10, 2022

UAMS Study Finds One-Third of Vaccinated Arkansans Received COVID-19 Shot Despite Some Doubts

David Wise

African-American women received vaccine

FAYETTEVILLE — One-third of Arkansans vaccinated against COVID-19 reported some level of vaccine hesitancy during a study conducted by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. Through the study, “Hesitant Adopters: An Examination of Hesitancy Among Adults in Arkansas Who Have Taken the COVID-19 Vaccine,” researchers…

November 9, 2022

NIH Funds UAMS Study Addressing Urgent Health Needs of Pregnant Marshallese Women

David Robinson

Britni Ayers, Ph.D., is leading the study involving small groups of pregnant Marshallese women and health care navigators to improve health outcomes.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team in Northwest Arkansas will study a potential way to improve health outcomes of pregnant Marshallese women using group-based care and health care navigators. Led by UAMS researcher Britni Ayers, Ph.D., the study of maternal health care involving small groups of women, known…

November 7, 2022

UAMS, Washington Regional Team Up for New Internal Medicine Residency Program in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

UAMS-WRMC Internal Medicine Residency Faculty

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Washington Regional Medical Center launched a new internal medicine residency program that will bring eight new medical residents to Northwest Arkansas each year. The UAMS-Washington Regional Internal Medicine Program is a community-based, academic-affiliated residency program rooted in training skilled internists. The curriculum consists of…

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