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Harding University to host nursing research conference March 31

Harding University to host nursing research conference March 31

SEARCY, Ark. — The Carr College of Nursing will host the 21st Annual Tri-Chapter Research Day March 31 on campus at Harding University.

The conference, titled “Genetics and Genomics in Nursing: Unraveling the Intricate Mystery,” will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ann Cashion, professor and chair of the department of acute and chronic care in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing in Memphis.

The event is sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau chapters from Harding, Arkansas State University, University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Tech University. About 500 professors and students from those universities are expected to attend. The event will take place in the Administration Auditorium on the Harding campus from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Searcy recognizes cystic fibrosis week

Searcy recognizes cystic fibrosis week

According to Searcy.com, Mayor David Morris signed a proclamation Monday declaring April 10-16 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week in Searcy.

Harding speech clinic helps stutter sufferers take control

Harding speech clinic helps stutter sufferers take control

SEARCY, Ark. — Since “The King’s Speech” premiered last December, the Stuttering Foundation of America, a nonprofit educational and referral organization, reported receiving call after call from individuals inspired to take control of their own speech problems. The film, recounting the efforts of King George VI and an eccentric speech therapist to overcome the monarch’s debilitating stutter during WWII, recently earned four Oscar’s, including Best Picture, bringing global attention to the vital work of speech-language pathologists, including those trained through Harding University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program and those currently working in the Harding University Speech and Hearing Clinic.

“Harding has served a significant role in training the speech-language pathologists that are currently serving all over the world,” the chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, Dr. Dan Tullos, said.

Hospital honored for keeping patients AWAKE

Hospital honored for keeping patients AWAKE

SEARCY, Ark. -- The AWAKE Support Group Foothills Chapter recently recognized White County Medical Center for the support the hospital provides its program. AWAKE stands for "Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic," and the group offers support for those who suffer from sleep apnea.

Pat Bolding, president of the AWAKE Support Group, presented WCMC Board Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Ashley Jackson with the 2010 Sleep Medical Professional of the Year Award. Bolding also recognized the WCMC Durable Medical Equipment (DME) resource with the 2010 Medical Equipment Services Provider of the Year Award. 

The AWAKE group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Dining Room A at White County Medical Center, located at 3214 E. Race Ave. For more information about the group, please contact Pat Bolding at (501) 268-7686.

(Source: www.searcy.com)

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

"Stride to Prevent Suicide"

"Stride to Prevent Suicide"

SEARCY, Ark. - The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation has announced plans for the 2011 “Stride to Prevent Suicide” 5K & 1 Mile Run/Fun Walk. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd at 9:00 a.m.