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Walmart Foundation Funding Will Help UAMS, Arkansas Community Foundation Address Gaps in Food Access and Health Care Services During COVID-19

May. 14, 2020 | FAYETTEVILLE – With funding from the Walmart Foundation, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus is working with the Arkansas Community Foundation to address gaps in food access. The funding will also help UAMS address gaps in health care services in underserviced populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. UAMS received a $375,000...

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UAMS Creates Guidelines for Safe Return to Play for Team Sports

May. 13, 2020 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed guidelines to help high school and collegiate sports teams plan to safely resume activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UAMS COVID19 Sports Committee that drafted the recommendations and considerations included experts from sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery, family medicine, pathology and infectious disease. “Our experts developed...

Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., co-leaders of the KL2 Program, here at the UAMS Translational Research Institute's fall 2019 Planning Retreat.

Funded Training Announced for Three Early-Career Researchers

May. 12, 2020 | The UAMS Translational Research Institute has selected three early-career researchers to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Awards. The KL2 program, co-led by Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., provides two years of research training to promising junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition,...

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UAMS Mobile Unit Screens in Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City, SW Little Rock

May. 8, 2020 | It’s been another busy week for the UAMS Mobile Triage Unit, which provided nearly 400 COVID-19 drive-thru evaluations last week in four different cities: Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City and southwest Little Rock. “These mobile testing sites are vital for rural communities and people who may not have access to transportation,” said Jennifer Hunt, M.D.,...

UAMS BSN student Jennifer Bustos.

UAMS Nursing Student Elected to Seek National Student Leaders

May. 6, 2020 | A junior in the UAMS College of Nursing BSN program was recently elected to a national position within the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and will now help shape the leadership of the organization. Jennifer Bustos, who will become a senior this fall, will serve on the Nomination and Elections Committee, which seeks out candidates...

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