January 30, 2020

Dr. Drobena to Speak at the Plant Strong Club

Gina Drobena, M.D.

Dr. Gina Drobena will speak about the culinary medicine program and lifestyle medicine at the February 3 meeting of the Little Rock Plant Strong Club.  Get more details on the Plant Club website.


January 7, 2020

Culinary Medicine Profiled in UAMS Journal

Tonya Johnson and Dr. Richard-Davis in the kitchen

The Culinary Medicine program was featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the UAMS Journal.    


January 3, 2020

Program Featured on ArkLaTex Homepage

Screen shot from news story

May 15, 2019

Culinary Medicine Learn on Demand Opportunity

Gina Drobena, M.D.

Culinary Medicine: An Ideal Interprofessional Opportunity Presenter: Gina Drobena, M.D. CME Credit is available! Click the link below for more information: https://learnondemand.org/lms/activity?@activity.id=6769399  


May 10, 2019

Culinary Class Offered to Patients During Infertility Awareness Week

Student chops parsley in class.

By Katrina Dupins May. 10, 2019 | A group of women gathered inside a commercial kitchen in Little Rock recently for a UAMS-led culinary medicine cooking class. Culinary medicine is the practice of helping patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health. UAMS is developing a culinary medicine program for health…


April 3, 2019

Dr. Richard-Davis Featured in Magazine

Dr. Richard-Davis magazine cover

Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis hopes to fix the obesity problem with the new UAMS Culinary Medicine program. She and many others believe that by teaching new doctors how to educate patients to choose the right foods, chronic medical conditions will decrease. Check out her interview in My Menopause Magazine.


March 27, 2019

Cooking for a Healthier State

Students working in a commercial kitchen

Most of us have heard phrases like these over the years. And many of us have taken them to heart because they sound like common sense. But we probably never thought much about the science that actually supports them.


March 6, 2019

Culinary Medicine Receives $100,000 Chancellor’s Circle Grant

Faculty members receiving check from the Chancellor

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, awarded 12 program grants totaling a record-tying $425,000 at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony and reception held March 5. The funds awarded match the record set last year by the Chancellor’s Circle, which provides funds to support key mission areas in health care education, research and patient…


October 27, 2018

Demonstrating a Healthy Recipe on KATV

Dr. Patterson and student on KATV

Dr. Cam Patterson and Medical Student Sasha Ray from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences demonstrate how to make a vegetarian pizza for What’s for Dinner. UAMS is beginning a new culinary medicine curriculum, and Dr. Patterson explains how this will benefit medical students, doctors, and patients in the long run. Watch the video…


October 17, 2018

Doctors Cooking Up a Healthier Arkansas with UAMS Curriculum

Medical student in KARK story

We go to our doctors for everything health, now future doctors who go through UAMS will also be able to offer their patients “Culinary Medicine”. Currently, Arkansas ranks in the top 10 in the US in three categories obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. UAMS recently cooked up the pilot program it looks to implement in the medical…