STAR is the first ever effort to bring telemedicine care to Arkansas’s rural School Based Health Centers (SBHC) by providing real-time on-the-spot care. This program began September 1, 2016 and is a four year grant funded through HRSA (Health Resource Service Administration) and is a partnership between the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation and the Arkansas Department of Education. The SBHCs included in the grant are Jasper Magazine Malvern and Lamar. The STAR grant includes three programs: HealthyNOW!, Behavioral Health, and Oral Health.
Meet the STAR Team!
Stanley K. Ellis, Ed.D., M.S., CFD, CPP
Dr. Ellis was born and raised in the small town of Holly Grove, Arkansas. He currently resides in North Little Rock, Arkansas with his Wife, Dr. Jessica Ellis and son Julien. Dr. Ellis has served in educational leadership capacities in both the Military, private industry and Higher Education arenas for more than two decades. He currently serves as faculty in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at UAMS and is the Director of Education for the Institute for Digital Health and Innovations.
Candace Lewis, M.P. H.
Candace is the Program Manager for the Public Schools Program (formerly STAR) at UAMS. She is a graduate of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health where she received her Masters in Public Health. She is also an alumnus of Jackson State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration. She has worked in the healthcare sector in the areas of administration, education, and research for nearly a decade. Candace enjoys dancing, volunteering and spending time with her family. Candace is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and resides in Alexander with her husband and son.