Northwest Regional Campus


April 4, 2024

UA, UAMS Awarded $1.9 Million to Create Wearable Device to Detect Blood Loss

David Wise

Pictured are the four main project leaders: Morten Jensen, Jingxian Wu, Robert Saunders, and Hanna Jensen.

The United States Department of Defense awarded a little more than $1.9 million to a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) to develop a wearable device that will assist with the early detection and monitoring of internal and external bleeding. The grant comes as part…


April 3, 2024

UAMS Celebrates First Graduates of Community Health Worker Training Program

David Wise

Pictured are the April 2024 graduates of the Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program.

FAYETTEVILLE — The UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation will graduate seven community health workers (CHW) this month, celebrating the first class to complete the one-year Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program. The institute, formerly the UAMS Office of Community Health & Research, has enrolled 88 CHWs from 21 counties across Arkansas since starting…


March 27, 2024

Addressing Health Disparities in Arkansas: The Importance of Preventive Care

David Wise

Health care worker giving a patient a blood pressure

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. April marks Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about racial and ethnic health disparities faced across the United States. Arkansas is home to many diverse communities, and unfortunately, some groups still experience worse health outcomes than others. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, non-White communities in the state…


March 12, 2024

UAMS to Host Health Care Technology, Data Science Summer Camp for 10th Graders in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Students looking into microscopes

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a two-week summer day camp for rising 10th grade students in Northwest Arkansas who are interested in learning about STEM and data science as it relates to the health care field. The Arkansas Technology and Data Science in Health & Medicine (AR Tech…


March 7, 2024

Physical Therapy Class Achieves Remarkable 100% First-Attempt Pass Rate on Board Exams

David Wise

Physical therapy doctoral students achieved a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam they took in 2023

The most recent cohort of Physical Therapy doctoral students to graduate from the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) accomplished a remarkable feat by achieving a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam they took in 2023.


February 27, 2024

UAMS Establishes Institute for Community Health Innovation

David Wise

Pearl McElfish, director of the UAMS Institute of Community Health Innovation, announces the establishment of the institute during a UAMS town hall.

UAMS announced Feb. 27 the establishment of its eighth institute, the UAMS Institute for Community Health Innovation, effective March 1.


February 26, 2024

Debunking Fad Diets: Signs your diet is doing more harm than good

David Wise

Woman looking thoughtful while eating

By Sheldon Riklon, M.D. For those looking to improve their health, fad diets are often a tempting solution. While these trendy eating plans may promise fast results, they often fail to deliver sustainable benefits. Overall, fad diets may not be the best approach for long-term health. Most fad diets are restrictive, meaning they require you…


February 21, 2024

Spine Surgeon Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., orthopaedic spine surgeon

FAYETTEVILLE — Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic spine surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will see patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic in Lowell. Randolph is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 18 years of experience….


February 20, 2024

UAMS Names Regional Vice Chancellor’s Office in Honor of Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood

David Wise

Reed Greenwood and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson stand in front of the sign dedicating the UAMS Northwest Campus vice chancellor's office as the Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood Office of the Vice Chancellor

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently paid tribute to Reed Greenwood and his late wife, Mary Ann, by naming an office in their honor on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. The “Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood Office of the Vice Chancellor” recognizes the Greenwoods’ commitment and support of increasing access…


February 12, 2024

UAMS Researchers Working with Schools to Improve Nutrition, Meal Participation

David Wise

A lunchroom kitchen worker in Farmington smiles and laughs while unpacking food.

FAYETTEVILLE — School districts in Arkansas can improve the health of their student body through nutritional interventions in the cafeteria, according to a study published by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health & Research. The study, Creating Healthy Environments for Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Nutrition in Arkansas…



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