August 16, 2019

Project HEAL Awarded $2.5 Million Grant from SAMHSA

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A team with DFPM-RED, others at UAMS, and Better Community Development. (BCD) (sub-recipient) will lead Project HEAL to expand and enhance treatment and recovery support services among African American (AA) adult men and women who reside in the Pulaski County area and are involved in the criminal justice system, have a substance use disorder (SUD)…


DFPM-RED Featured in Upcoming Research Showcase

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DFPM-RED will present two posters in UAMS Research’s upcoming Showcase of Medical Discoveries. The September showcase will focus on community-based research and both posters will feature DFPM-RED‘s work with HIV education and prevention in Arkansas. The showcase event will be held Wednesday, September 25th and DFPM-RED will present the following research-based posters: HIV Education among…


July 31, 2019

New Publications and Presentations

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DFPM-RED continues to share their research and their work in publications and at conferences around the country. Here are the team’s latest entries: Publications: Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T. M. & Davenport, K (In Press, 2019). Evaluation of “Together, We Inspire Smart Eating” (WISE) nutrition intervention for young children: Assessment of fruit and vegetable consumption with…


July 24, 2019

REACH is International!

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DFPM-RED’s Research-Based Early Childhood Professional Development includes, REACH; training and coaching to manage challenging behaviors and promote social-emotional health. The project is targeted to programs with limited access to state professional development resources. Researcher Rabia Özen Uyar, Cukurova University Faculty of Education, Early Childhood Education, Sarıçam ADANA/TURKEY read a published article highlighting the REACH project…


July 16, 2019

DFPM-RED at 58th Annual AECA Conference

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DFPM-RED team members will be featured presenters at the 2019 Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) conference to be held October 23-26 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  DFPM-RED Presenters will include: Kimberly Drake Title: The Family that Eats Together Stays Together (Building Resiliency Around the Dinner Table) Day and Time: Friday…


June 7, 2019

Robust Family Medicine Research, Strong Residency Highlighted at Poster Day

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By Amy Widner Great things are happening in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, with a recent research poster day as just the latest sign of the department’s “good health.” The poster session featured 35 posters, including 20 projects by residents. Topics included residency administration and education, ethics, case reports, improvements in…


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

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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

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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…


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