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UAMS Researcher Creates Pregnancy Pilot Program With Focus on Marshallese Women

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Britni Ayers is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the Community Health and Research Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas.

Britni Ayers, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at UAMS Northwest uses a community-engaged approach, working with UAMS Marshallese health care staff, to research Marshallese prenatal health, birthing, breastfeeding and infant feeding practices. She is creating a novel "centering" pregnancy pilot program to help resolve chronic maternal health disparities experienced by Marshallese women.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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