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!
Gordon Low APRN, CNP
Gordon was born and raised in Austrailia and now lives in Little Rock. He and his wife Brooke have two children. Gordon has been an Advanced Practice Nurse since 1999 and employed at with UAMS since 2010. He has headed up several successful telemedicine programs while at UAMS focusing on high-risk pregnancy, incarcerated pregnant women, colposcopy and utilization fo telemedicine to improve healthcare access to underserved populations around the state.
Jessica is the Program Manager for the STAR program at UAMS. She is currently finishing her Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Central Arkansas. Jessica graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Jessica is originally from Fort Wayne, IN and moved to central Arkansas in August 2018. Jessica enjoys staying active, exploring new places in Arkansas and most importantly, loves spending time with her 70lb energetic dog, Jaxson.
Nathan is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the STAR program at UAMS. He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Nathan began assisting with the STAR program in 2016 and helped to develop the HealthyNOW! program. Nathan is originally from Salem, Arkansas and currently lives in Conway with his goldendoodle, Lady.