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Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities


Building bridges and partnerships to eliminate rural health disparities was the focus Sept. 25 of the 2020 Community-Campus Partnership Conference. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together virtually over 200 community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to…

2020 CCPC

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October 15, 2020


UAMS Researcher Awarded $500,000 to Study Quality of Digital Care


LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $500,000 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the quality of digital health visits for older patients. The funding is a supplemental award to a $4 million study funded last year to directly compare digital delivery of health care…

Leanne Lefler, Ph.D., APRN


Cyberbullying


These programs were first broadcast the week of October 19, 2020.

Cyberbullying

October 14, 2020


UAMS Neurosurgeon Erika Petersen Granted Patent for Device To Treat Head, Neck and Facial Pain


Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been granted a patent for a nerve stimulator specifically designed to treat chronic pain and migraines in hard-to-treat areas like the head and face. Petersen’s efforts to patent and develop the device have been supported by BioVentures, LLC, a technology…

Portrait of Dr. Petersen


NIH Funds $2.5 Million UAMS Study of Healthy-Food Delivery to Combat Diabetes in Rural Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK — A first-of-its-kind study by UAMS will test whether deliveries of healthy food, along with recipes and education materials, can help reduce type 2 diabetes among food-insecure rural Arkansans. The National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the five-year, $2.5 million study by researchers at the…

UAMS researchers in Northwest Arkansas have built partnerships in the region to enable delivery of healthy foods. (file photo)

October 13, 2020


UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Oct. 20 in Prescott


LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 20 at the Nevada County Fire Department, 113 E. Walnut St., in Prescott. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of…


Rodney Davis, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Arkansas Urologic Society


Rodney Davis, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received the Headstream Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Arkansas Urologic Society. Davis is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques to treat urologic malignancies. He has made innumerable contributions since his…

Dr. Davis with award

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Mother, Daughter Support Each Other Through Breast Cancer Diagnoses


When Debby Linton Ferguson was diagnosed in her 30s with an aggressive form of breast cancer, her mother was right by her side. Little did they know that seven years later, both would proclaim themselves breast cancer survivors.

Debby Linton Ferguson and Anna "Dale" Linton

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Social Work Manager: Being Social and Safe During the Holidays


“Wearing a mask is not a political statement,” said Harold Dean, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social work program manager for the UAMS Myeloma Center. “Instead, it is a matter of public safety,” he told blood cancer patients during a recent virtual support group meeting. Dean is co-facilitator for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Arkansas Division’s…

Harold Dean

October 12, 2020


UAMS HealthNow Offers New Digital Health Program for Prevention of HIV Infections


LITTLE ROCK — Through UAMS HealthNow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is providing screening, monitoring and medication prescribing services to patients to prevent HIV infection. Non-HIV positive patients who engage in high-risk behaviors and adhere to the use of anti-retroviral medications have experienced a 90% reduction in the transmission of HIV. The…

Stacy Petty, left, and Latunja Sockwell discuss the different working aspects of the UAMS HealthNow HIV Prevention Program. Sockwell worked with Petty to set up the new program, and she is assistant research director for the UAMS Department of Family and Preventative Medicine


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