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June 24, 2022

UAMS Researchers Link Pandemic to Increased Food Insecurity in Arkansas

David Wise

UAMS employees deliver boxes of food during COVID-19 pandemic

FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found that 1 in 4 Arkansans faced food insecurity in the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dialogues in Health. The study, “COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in a Vulnerable Rural State,” analyzed various factors related to…


June 23, 2022

Schmieding Foundation Gives $500,000 to Support STEM-H Academy in Springdale

Andrew Vogler

Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale student

LITTLE ROCK — The Schmieding Foundation, Inc., gifted $500,000 to Springdale’s Pathway Academy, which will be renamed the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale in recognition of the nonprofit’s continued support for UAMS. The Pathways Academy program is a statewide initiative managed by the UAMS Division of Diversity,…


June 21, 2022

Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

David Wise

Mina Nguyen-Driver

FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using…


June 17, 2022

UAMS Researchers Find Patients with Primary Care Provider Are More Likely to Get Yearly Flu Vaccine

David Wise

Influenza vaccine vial and syringe

FAYETTEVILLE – Patients who have a primary care provider are more likely to get a flu shot every year, according to a study published recently by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, “Associations Between Five-year Influenza Vaccination and Sociodemographic Factors and Health care…


June 7, 2022

UAMS, Madison County Library to Bring Mobile Vaccine Clinic to Huntsville

David Wise

Ainsley Albright, 17, gets her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic on April 10. Starting Thursday, UAMS will offer the vaccine to children ages 12 and up.

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer COVID-19 vaccines to the public at no cost at the Madison County Library in Huntsville this summer, as part of a statewide initiative to increase vaccination rates in rural communities in Arkansas. UAMS will provide vaccines from 1-4 p.m. at the library on…


May 26, 2022

Stacy Zimmerman, M.D., Joins UAMS to Oversee Physician Residency, Fellowship Programs

David Wise

Stacy Zimmerman, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Zimmerman, M.D., will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as the Regional Centers Designated Institutional Official (DIO) overseeing physician residency and fellowship programs, effective Aug. 1. Zimmerman will have responsibility for the accreditation of existing regional residency programs and will be responsible for oversight and growth of statewide…


May 25, 2022

Researchers Find Links between Sociodemographic Factors, COVID-19 Preventative Efforts

David Wise

COVID-19 Preventive Measures Signs

FAYETTEVILLE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Arkansans wore masks and washed their hands regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, fewer Arkansans limited social interactions, according to a study conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, “Relationship Between Sociodemographic Factors, Perceived COVID-19…


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…



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