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UAMS Researcher Receives $2.5 Million Grant for HIV Education

Sept. 5, 2019 | Latunja Sockwell, a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a $2.5 million federal grant to expand HIV and hepatitis C prevention education among African American men and women with a history of criminal justice involvement and substance abuse, especially opioid abuse. The five-year grant comes from the Substance Abuse...

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Erika Petersen, M.D., Selected to Lead National Clinical Trial on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Sept. 4, 2019 | Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named the lead investigator for a major national clinical trial exploring a unique treatment for a painful chronic diabetic foot condition. The trial will test whether high frequency spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment for painful...

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UAMS Receives $4.6 Million Grant to Address Rural Physician Shortage

Sept. 4, 2019 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve access to quality health care in rural Arkansas by expanding efforts to train and retain primary care physicians. The Arkansas Medical Education Primary Care Partnerships project aims to increase the...

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UAMS’ Clare Brown, Ph.D. M.P.H., Named Fellow for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Sept. 3, 2019 | Clare Brown, Ph.D. M.P.H., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was recently named a Fellow at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that provides independent information and analysis to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees. “I am looking forward to working with the IMI...

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Seminars Offer Education on Eye Health and Nutrition for Diabetes Patients

Aug. 29, 2019 | About a dozen participants turned out for the second in a series of ongoing seminars at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute to help educate those with diabetes about the dangers it poses to eyesight and how to eat heathier. The series featured presentations on eye damage by Heather Vines, B.S.N., RN, and...

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White Coats Symbolize Entry to Profession for Pharmacy Freshmen

Aug. 28, 2019 | The first white coat that a pharmacy student puts on may not feel like it “fits,” but give it time, said Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. “My feelings toward my first white coat were a little conflicted, a bit of a love-hate relationship, which, when I look back on it,...

First-year students in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions recite the Therapist's Oath during a white coat ceremony Aug. 16.

Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don Their White Coats

Aug. 27, 2019 | The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions bestowed white coats on members of the Classes of 2023 and 2021, respectively, during an Aug. 16 ceremony in the I. Dodd Wilson building.

Dr. Randy Esters, North Arkansas College president, and Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS provost, sign an agreement Monday in to allow Northark Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) graduates to transfer to an online program at UAMS to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS).

North Arkansas College, UAMS Sign New Online Transfer Agreement

Aug. 26, 2019 | North Arkansas College in Harrison has signed an agreement with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) that allows Northark Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) graduates to transfer to a corresponding online Bachelor of Science degree program through UAMS without leaving their hometowns.

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