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UAMS Researcher Creates Pregnancy Pilot Program With Focus on Marshallese Women

Britni Ayers is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the Community Health and Research Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas.
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Britni Ayers is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the Community Health and Research Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas.

Britni Ayers, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at UAMS Northwest uses a community-engaged approach, working with UAMS Marshallese health care staff, to research Marshallese prenatal health, birthing, breastfeeding and infant feeding practices. She is creating a novel "centering" pregnancy pilot program to help resolve chronic maternal health disparities experienced by Marshallese women.

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