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UAMS Researchers Link Pandemic to Increased Food Insecurity in Arkansas


FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found that 1 in 4 Arkansans faced food insecurity in the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dialogues in Health. The study, “COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in a Vulnerable Rural State,” analyzed various factors related to…

UAMS employees deliver boxes of food during COVID-19 pandemic

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June 24, 2022


UAMS, Palace Drug Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Fulton County


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

Trena Spears

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


FAYETTEVILLE – Four community health workers were hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help people in Chicot County navigate the health care system. As embedded community health workers, Autumn Bridwell, Jana Kamal, Anna Ragland, and Ileen Talavera are available to answer…

UAMS community outreach event


Schmieding Foundation Gives $500,000 to Support STEM-H Academy in Springdale


LITTLE ROCK — The Schmieding Foundation, Inc., gifted $500,000 to Springdale’s Pathway Academy, which will be renamed the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale in recognition of the nonprofit’s continued support for UAMS. The Pathways Academy program is a statewide initiative managed by the UAMS Division of Diversity,…

Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale student

June 23, 2022


NCI Funds UAMS Study of Possible Links between Gammaherpesvirus Infections and Lymphomas


LITTLE ROCK — A possible link between gammaherpesviruses and lymphomas will receive further study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant. The five-year, $1.25 million grant renewal will mostly support ongoing work to better understand how gammaherpesvirus promotes mutations (chromosomal translocations) that lead to lymphomas. In…

Craig Forrest, Ph.D.

June 22, 2022


Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Highlights Multiple Barriers to Care


Adult sickle cell patients continue to benefit from increased awareness and newly available therapies. However, lack of research funding and access to care, as well as perceived bias from health care professionals, are still impediments to better care. That was the message from the annual UAMS Sickle Cell Symposium, held virtually June 10. The symposium…

Stella Bowers and Rebecca Camp

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UAMS Gap Services Offers Health Screenings June 27 in McGehee


LITTLE ROCK — Free food, health information, health screenings and more will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Gap Services office in McGehee. The office, which opened in May at 1609 E. Ash St. in McGehee, provides free health services, as well…

June 21, 2022


Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist


FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using…

Mina Nguyen-Driver

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UAMS Health Specialty Center to Open In Premier Medical Plaza in Early 2023


LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is moving a complement of specialty services to Premier Medical Plaza at 10915 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock. UAMS plans to open the facility in early 2023.

UAMS is moving compliment of specialty services to Premier Medical Plaza at 10915 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock.


Town Hall Highlights Campus Safety, Digital Health, Workday Transition


The Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting held June 16 focused on issues of campus safety, digital health efforts and UAMS’ transition to the Workday management system. Watch video of the June 16 Town Hall meeting. Robert Barrentine, chief of the UAMS Police Department, spoke first about ways that employees can protect themselves in the event of…

Chancellor Cam Patterson responds to a question as Chief of Staff Michael Manley looks on during the Town Hall meeting.

June 20, 2022


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