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Inaugural Friends of UAMS – Northwest Arkansas Event Held at Hunt Tower

Sept. 23, 2016 | Approximately 200 business and community leaders from across northwest Arkansas gathered Sept. 14 at the invitation of Johnelle Hunt to launch the inaugural chapter of Friends of UAMS – Northwest Arkansas. Held on the spacious 10th floor of the recently opened Hunt Tower in Rogers, guests enjoyed an evening of food [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|University News|0 Comments

Geriatrics and Long-Term Care Update to be Held Sept. 22-24 at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, long-term care administrators, social workers and the public are invited to the 17th annual Geriatrics and Long-Term Care Update from Sept. 22- 24 at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Registration closes Sept. 9. The [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|News Release|0 Comments

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5 Million for Endowed Chair at UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging

LITTLE ROCK — To establish the Wes Smith Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics for Longevity, Health Promotion and Frailty Prevention, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor a university [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News Release|0 Comments

STOP Alzheimer’s Forum Focuses on Women

May 20, 2016 | Nearly two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and a STOP Alzheimer’s education forum audience recently found out how, in some cases, estrogen-replacement might help some perimenopausal women to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia. James Simpkins speaks to the STOP Alzheimer's audience about his research into the linkage [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|University News|0 Comments

Sports Broadcaster Shares Family’s Alzheimer’s Struggle

Nantz greets UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn and his wife, Lana, and Joe Ford. Nov. 25, 2015 | Looking back, his dad having a mini-stroke in 1995 while visiting him at a golf tournament was a harbinger of things to come, said CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz. That stroke, together with other similar episodes [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|University News|0 Comments

STOP Alzheimer’s Forum Draws Crowd

Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., speaks at the STOP Alzheimer's Forum about how glucose levels can cause the premature aging of blood vessels. Steve Barger, Ph.D., right, also was one of the event's panel of speakers. Nov. 12, 2015 | Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 68 percent in the first decade of the century, [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|University News|0 Comments

UAMS-Sponsored Senior Expo Draws More Than 1,100

Jones Eye Institute staff provided 74 vision screenings for free at the Senior Expo. Oct. 26, 2015 | While the Arkansas State Fair was winding down Oct. 17, another, different kind of fair, the Senior Expo, was ramping up with prizes, informational booths, health screenings, exercise demonstrations and vendor booths. More than 1,100 [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|University News|0 Comments

Geriatrics Conference Features Lawyers, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians

Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H., left, and Amy Pritchard, J.D., address the audience at the geriatrics update and conference and discuss medical-legal working partnerships. Oct. 13, 2015 | Joyce Tailford knew it was time to update her will but just hadn’t gotten around to scheduling it. That was solved for her when she was [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|University News|0 Comments

Free Legal Document Preparation, Health Screenings Offered at UAMS to Seniors Sept. 24

LITTLE ROCK – Free legal document preparation and health screenings will be offered to seniors from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 24 at the Geriatrics and Long-Term Care Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stephens Spine Institute, 12th floor, Smith Auditorium.

By | September 9th, 2015|News Release|0 Comments

Aging Research, Discoveries Showcased

June 22, 2015 | Aging was the focus of the latest wine-and-cheese reception hosted by the UAMS College of Medicine, Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Aging, a series created to foster communication and collaboration among UAMS researchers.

By | June 22nd, 2015|University News|0 Comments