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., 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.
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.