July 24, 2019

REACH is International!

Reach Logo and Child with Flag of Turkey

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

AECA Conference Logo

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

Faculty discussing next to poster presentations

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

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…


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