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Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Health Care

UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

The institute, which will be based in northwest Arkansas, will have staff and offices across the state. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

UAMS Gets $17.5M Grant to Tackle Maternal Health Crisis

The study aims to reduce prenatal inequities by examining the outcomes of two intervention models. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

UAMS Awarded $15M for Postpartum Care Study

The study aims to address critical gaps in knowledge about how best to ensure timely identification and treatment of complications in new mothers. read more >
Health Care

UAMS Grant Funding Up 14.5% in Fiscal 2022

It's the third consecutive year that UAMS has reported double-digit percentage increases in research funding from outside the institution. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

UAMS and AmeriCorps Partner on Food Security Program

A $255,000 grant will fund efforts to help the hungry in rural and urban areas of Arkansas for the next three years. read more >
Mohamed O. Elasri of UAMS in Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Elasri Fills Vice Chancellor Slot at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Mohamed O. Elasri has been named associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Named Finalist for $75M ‘Build Back Better’ Grant

It's pitching a number of projects that aim to boost the health care economy of northwest Arkansas. read more >
Dr. Soliman Mohamed Ali Soliman was suspended for a week without pay by Washington Regional Medical Center last year after a registered nurse, Anita Clinard, accused him of sexual harassment.  She is now suing Soliman and the hospital.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

NWA Graduate Medical Programs Get $12.5M Boost

The Arkansas Legislative Council approves nearly $12.5 million in funding to establish up to 92 new graduate medical education positions at Washington Regional Medical Center by 2030. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Receives $1.4M Grant to Study COVID-19 Disparities

UAMS researchers have been awarded a one-year, $1.4 million grant to study the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and develop plans to help increase vaccination rates as part of a national alliance. read more >
Nancy Cozart of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation in Fayetteville.
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Cozart Selected to Lead Washington Regional Medical Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Nancy Cozart has been named executive director of Washington Regional Medical Foundation in Fayetteville. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Gets $400K to Continue Diabetes Study in Pandemic

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received a $400,000 grant that will allow them to continue their previously funded type 2 diabetes prevention education project at rural UAMS Regional Campus Family Medical Centers. read more >
Health Care

UAMS Health Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Opens 2nd NWA Location

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences opened a second Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine location in northwest Arkansas Thursday, at 519 Latham Drive in Lowell. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UAMS Gets $1.3M Pledge to Develop School Nutrition Program

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will expand partnerships with local school districts to implement a school nutrition enrichment program in northwest Arkansas. read more >
Pearl McElfish, vice chancellor of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Education

UAMS Promotes Pearl McElfish to Vice Chancellor

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice chancellor of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS Researchers Receive $200K for Projects

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Translational Research Institute has approved awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

UAMS Gets $2.1M to Fight Diabetes in Marshallese Community

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded another $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas. read more >
UAMS Northwest Vice Chancellor Peter Kohler, M.D., and Pearl McElfish, director of research at UAMS Northwest.
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UAMS Gets $2.1M For Marshallese Health Study

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas. read more >
Health Care

UAMS Team Gets $2.1M for Diabetes Research

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences research team has been approved for nearly $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study how to improve diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community of northwest Arkansas. read more >