September 19, 2018

William Ventres, M.D., Invested in Ben Saltzman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine

Group of faculty with Dr. Ventres

Sept. 19, 2018 | William “Bill” Ventres, M.D., M.A., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 17 as the holder of the Ben Saltzman, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine. Ventres, who joined UAMS in…


August 24, 2018

New Grants, Contracts, and Publications

DFPM-RED is active and busy making a difference in the lives of Arkansans through our research-based work throughout the state! Here are a few of the recent highlights. Publications McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, S. K., Conners-Edge, N. A., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2017, in press). Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Focusing on the Parent-Child Relationship…


July 17, 2018

Three Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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John Bracey, M.D., hand surgeon with the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, said that carpal tunnel syndrome affects 2.7 percent of the population and nets 500,000 surgeries a year in the United States, estimated to be a $2 billion annual impact. Bracey spoke to family medicine providers at the 40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review…


June 25, 2018

Windy WISE featured on KATV Saturday Daybreak!

Windy WISE Puppet

DFPM-RED‘s WISE (We Inspire Smart Eating) was featured on KATV’s Saturday Daybreak on Saturday, June 23rd. DFPM-RED faculty member Dr. Taren Swindle appeared with Windy WISE and demonstrated a food experience from the WISE curriculum currently in use in locations all across Arkansas.  Watch the segment by clicking on the image or link below. Watch Windy…


June 11, 2018

Clinics Revamp Processes with Year-Long Program

People presenting award

Five clinics completed the Arkansas Clinic Transformation (ACT) June 8, a 12-month program that helps clinics improve how they manage their chronic disease population, with Mid-Delta Clinic in Clarendon winning the overall award for achieving excellent ratings in 11 quality measures. Other clinics participating were Fore Family Practice in Cave City, Dr. Andy’s Family Practice…


May 23, 2018

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

Two children smell a tomato

The WISE program – Together, We Inspire Smart Eating – has been working to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into the diets of Arkansas children since 2011. “Parents come into the program thinking, ‘oh, my child won’t eat that,’ but then we hear stories about kids throwing fits in the grocery store aisles, not because…


May 13, 2018

40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course Features 23.5 CME and Hands-on Workshop

Knee injection practice

More than 145 family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists learned updates on marijuana and medicine, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea and common orthopedic issues at the 40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course May 10 – 12 at UAMS. The conference, one of UAMS’ larger family-medicine conferences, offered 23 hours of continuing education on medical issues…


May 3, 2018

100% of Graduating Residents Passed their Boards in the First Attempt

Group of portraits of residents

For the sixth consecutive year, all of the graduating family medicine residents in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine passed their American Board for Family Medicine exams in their first attempt. This 100% rate is unmatched in other Arkansas family medicine programs and is unsurpassed in the nation. The residents took the exam in…


April 9, 2018

DFPM-RED’s Project PLAY is in the news!

Project Play Logo

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has highlighted the great work being led by a collaboration between UAMS, The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, and Arkansas State University.  Dr. Nikki Edge was lead with Project Play but special recognition should also be given to RED’s Angie Kyzer and Zach Patterson for the development and implementation of…


April 3, 2018

New Funding for DFPM-RED

DFPM-RED’s Dr. Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Dr. Daniel A. Knight, LaTunja Sockwell, and Cindy Crone have been awarded funding from Gilead Investigator Sponsored Research. This project will implement HIV education within Pulaski County Drug Court (PCDC) one of 43 Arkansas Adult Drug Courts (ADC). The training was developed in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health but…


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