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Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program
The residency program, based at UAMS' campus in Fayetteville, started its first eight resident physicians on June 30.

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.
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Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.
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Delta Region Health Care Providers Get $1.75M in Grants

ARcare and the Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc. are getting $1.7 million in grant funding to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Arkansas residents.
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Arkansas Children's Research Institute Gets $9.4M for Obesity Studies

The Arkansas Children's Research Institute announces a $9.4 million grant funded by an Institutional Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to create a center for the study of childhood obesity.
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