October 16, 2017

A unique, child-focused exercise lab unveiled at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) will help its world-renowned scientists learn more about preventing disease in families around the globe.

The Laboratory for Active Kids & Families is only the second of its kind in the nation, housed at ACNC on the Arkansas Children's campus. Researchers will use the facility to better understand the science of exercise, and the mechanisms by which physical activity promotes health, by observing children and pregnant mothers in fitness and physiology tests.

October 16, 2017

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $7,107,244 in funding to Arkansas through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. These grant funds allow the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to continue to provide voluntary, evidence-based, and promising practice home visiting services to women during pregnancy, and to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry.

October 16, 2017

Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist Laura B. Huffman, MD, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine.

October 16, 2017

Nidhi Kapoor, MD, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as its first neurohospitalist, combining advanced training in neurology with a specialized understanding of caring for patients while they are in the hospital.

October 16, 2017

Pao-Feng Tsai, PhD, RN, professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing and Sarah Rhoads, PhD, APRN, director of education in the UAMS Center for Distance Health, were inducted on Oct. 7 as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.