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.
Tina Pilgreen, MS
Tina is the Health Educator and Outreach coordinator for the STAR program at UAMS. She started at UAMS as a Grants Writer and was instrumental in securing several grants for the University. Tina has a masters degree in exercise science from the United States Sports Academy and served as faculty at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Tina is originally from Brookhaven Mississippi and has been a resident of Arkansas for the past 20 years. Tina has two children and lives in the Little Rock area.
Nathan is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the STAR program at UAMS. He started with the program in November of 2018. Nathan is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and while in school there earning his degree in exercise science, he helped to develop the HealthyNOW! program. Nathan is originally from Salem, Arkansas and lives in Conway.