June 15, 2021

As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) stresses the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Arkansas has some of the highest rates in the nation for tick-borne diseases. Mosquitoes in Arkansas can carry West Nile Virus and other less common diseases. Arkansans traveling within or outside of the country should educate themselves on the specific concerns ticks or mosquitoes may pose on their trip. 

June 14, 2021

Two students in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing have been awarded grants totaling $30,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.

The recipients are Vivian White, MNSc, RN, a psychology and mental health scholar, and Rachel Pascoe, BSN, RN, a vision health scholar. Both are students in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program. Their research and clinical foci address some of the nation’s urgent health care needs.

June 14, 2021

In response to Arkansas’ significantly high infant mortality rates, a local physician and public health practitioner have secured a grant to provide education and resources to mothers in the state.

June 7, 2021

Daraspreet Kainth, MD, recently joined Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery in Fort Smith. 

June 7, 2021

A new collaborative residency program in psychiatry offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Baptist Health has received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The Baptist Health-UAMS Psychiatry Residency Program will initially train four residents and then will add four residency slots each year until there are 16 residents in training.