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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…



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