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Congressional Staffer Visits Physician Assistant Studies Department


Just as new students were arriving at UAMS, a legislative assistant working for U.S. Rep. French Hill visited the College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies with a goal of learning more about the program.

Amelia Allert, second from left, a legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. French Hill, visits with Physician Assistant Studies students at UAMS.

September 26, 2022


UAMS Receives $5 Million Grant to Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve maternal health care in Arkansas. The funding from Health Resources and Services Administration will help increase access to maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities and assist in tackling…

Pregnant woman getting a check-up

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UAMS Researchers Find Changes in Monkeypox Genome That May Explain Its Recent Rapid Spread


LITTLE ROCK — The rapid spread of monkeypox is unlike the virus’ past outbreaks and may be a result of genetic mutations identified by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Led by UAMS’ David Ussery, Ph.D., the UAMS team published its findings this month in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The team compared…

David Ussery, Ph.D.


Implant Offers UAMS Patient Relief from Painful Diabetic Neuropathy


Herb Lair got an upgrade to his quality of life after having a device implanted in his spinal cord at UAMS. Lair, 78, suffered from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) for about two years until he had the procedure in June 2022. Even after major back surgery and different treatment therapies, Lair had trouble walking long…

Herb Lair at UAMS

September 23, 2022


UAMS, College Hill Drug & Medical Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Miller County


FAYETTEVILLE – Roniesha Dunn was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and College Hill Drug & Medical to help people in Miller County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Dunn is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education and…

Miller County on Arkansas Map

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UAMS, Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Mississippi County


FAYETTEVILLE – Jennifer McGinnis and Jennifer Whitfield were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Mississippi County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, McGinnis and Whitfield are available to…

Mississippi County on Arkansas Map

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UAMS, Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Partner to Provide Community Health Workers in Monroe County


FAYETTEVILLE – Gracelyn Caplener, Ashtyn Mullinax and Lauren Turner were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help people in Monroe County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Caplener, Mullinax and Turner are available to answer basic health…

Monroe County on Arkansas Map

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UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Phillips County


FAYETTEVILLE – Sheila Hardison was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Phillips County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Hardison is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education…

Phillips County on Arkansas Map

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UAMS, AFMC Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Pike County


FAYETTEVILLE – DeEtte McCauley was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) to help people in Pike County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, McCauley is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education…

Pike County on Arkansas Map

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UAMS Speaks Out Against Racial Inequities in Health Care


Students and employees gathered in front of UAMS Medical Center to oppose disparities and structural racism in health care that adversely affect Black communities and to hear about efforts by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide equitable care for everyone. The White Coats for Black Lives event was first held in…

Participants stand together after the White Coats for Black Lives event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


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