February 26, 2019

DFPM-RED Faculty Receives New Grant

Taran Swindle

Taren Swindle, Ph.D., Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, De-Implementation of Detrimental Feeding Practices in Childcare, NIH/Nat. Inst. of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (01/03/2019 – 12/31/2020), $228,473.


January 2, 2019

DFPM-RED Faculty member takes honor at 2018 council, section meetings

Lorraine McKelvey

DFPM-RED’s Dr. Lorraine McKelvey received a research award during recent AAP council and section education meetings. AAP Council on Child Abuse and Neglect Best Abstract Award Lorraine McKelvey, Ph.D. “Interrelatedness of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Exploring Patterns of Exposure and Impacts on Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood” LINK


October 10, 2018

Family and Preventive Medicine Receives 5-Year $3.29 Million Grant from CDC to Reduce Obesity

Alysia Dubriske, director of Community Health and Education at UAMS, is pictured with Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D., director of the Research and Evaluation Division of Family and Preventive Medicine.

By Amy Widner The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.29 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta. The State Physical Activity…


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

Woman holding wrist

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…


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