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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

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…


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, LaTuna 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…


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…


November 30, 2017

RED Team Members represented WISE at Pike View Early Childhood Center

DFPM RED team members attended Tuesday’s Health Fair at Pike View Early Childhood Center in North Little Rock. We represented RED’s WISE program with Windy WISE the Owl bringing fruits and vegetable food choices for kids and parents.  We also were there on behalf of RED’s HIV/STD prevention efforts!


DFPM RED research on Food Insecurity & Childhood Obesity

A recent paper (Published online: 22 Jun 2017) from DFPM RED researchers brings new statistics into the world of community-based evaluation.  The study used non-inferiority testing to examine the relationship between obesity and food security in children aged 3 to 5 years. While traditionally used in pharmacology, this approach has found a niche in measuring…


October 2, 2017

Nikki Edge, Ph.D., named to College of Medicine Research Council

DFPM RED Faculty member Nikki Edge, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine) was recently added to the UAMS College of Medicine’s Research Council.  The members of the new Research Council were recently announced by Richard P. Morrison, Ph.D. – Executive Associate Dean for Research | UAMS | College of Medicine.



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