September 30, 2019

DFPM-RED’s TIPS team releases public Annual Report


The DFPM-RED TIPS team just finished their public-facing annual report today and are excited to share both the results and their new look! Two years into executing their new evaluation framework, TIPS is seeing impressive survey results and app use statistics that are providing evidence for TIPS’ effectiveness as well as opportunities for growth. Read…

WISE receives strongest recommendation from SNAP-ED

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You can now find DFPM-RED’s  WISE listed as a SNAP-Ed approved intervention on the SNAP-Ed website. WISE is listed as “research-tested” which is SNAP-ED’s strongest recommendation. See the WISE SNAP-Ed Toolkit page here. About the SNAP-Ed Toolkit: “The Interventions component of the SNAP-Ed Toolkit helps state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify and implement evidence-based obesity…

August 27, 2019

DFPM-RED Program Manager Highlighted for HIV Work

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UAMS College of Medicine Department of Family and Preventative Medicine Community Research Group program manager LaTunja Sockwell was recently featured The Little Rock Daily Record. The article entitled “Slaying the Dragon” highlights Sockwell’s work in HIV prevention and education and focuses on her motivations for championing this work at DFPM-RED. “I share my story because…

August 20, 2019

DFPM and COM Awarded $4.66 Million Grant from HRSA


HRSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration agency in the US Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a $4.66 million grant designed to increase the number of primary care physicians in underserved communities in Arkansas. The director of the project is Christopher T. Westfall MD, FACS (UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of…

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…

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