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…


May 23, 2018

WISE Childhood Nutrition Program Wins Education Award

Two children smell a tomato

Rarely are child temper tantrums a sign of success, but this is one of those circumstances.   The <a href=”http://windywise.com/”>WISE program</a> – 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…


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…


March 29, 2018

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior selects DFPM-RED submission as “Best of 2018”!

Windy WISE

“Congratulations on your manuscript “GEM NO. 570: Together We Inspire Smart Eating: A Preschool Curriculum for Obesity Prevention in Low- Income Families” being selected as the 2018 Best GEM (Great Educational Materials). All GEMs published in a volume of the journal are evaluated by our Journal Committee, who selects the top articles to be voted…


March 21, 2018

Nikki Edge, Ph.D., to be Promoted to Full Professor

Nikki Edge, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicola “Nikki” Edge is being promoted to Full Professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine effective July 1, 2018. Congratulations to Dr. Edge on this wonderful, difficult and highly challenging accomplishment. It resulted from years and years of fabulous work and recognition for her many projects! Nicola Edge joined…


March 16, 2018

New Resident Matches 2018

Congratulations to our new residents coming on board in July 2018! Monica Ferrero, M.D., Columbia Yasthil “Yas” Jaganath, MPH Johns Hopkins, MBBS, Mauritius Onna Lau, B.S., Brazil, M.D., Bulgaria Alexa Martin, B.A., University of Chicago, M.D., England Natalia “Natasha” Obraztsova, M.D., Ukraine Charles Sandor, B.A., Penn State, M.D., Hungary


December 18, 2017

LaTunja Sockwell Receives Award from AIDSWatch

DFPM-RED’s LaTunja Sockwell applied and was awarded a very competitive travel award from AIDSWatch!  She is one of 50 nationally awarded! AIDSWatch is the largest annual national constituent-based advocacy event focused on HIV policy in the United States. The event draws hundreds of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their allies to Washington, DC for…


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