Since 1995, members of the UAMS Consortium, an advisory council affiliated with the UAMS Foundation Fund Board, have served as ambassadors, advocates, liaisons, advisors and facilitators on behalf of UAMS. They also work to increase community awareness of the fourfold mission of UAMS by building strong relationships between UAMS and the business community.
The consortium is organized to support the charitable, educational and scientific mission of UAMS. As a subsidiary of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board, it assists the board in developing UAMS as an academic medical center characterized by excellence in research, education and treatment, serving the health needs and promoting the well-being of the citizens of Arkansas, the nation and the world.
A Council of Advocates for the Future of UAMS
The four main objectives of the Consortium are to:
- Facilitate a relationship between UAMS and the business community
- Increase community awareness of the mission of UAMS: to “teach,” to “search,” to “serve” and to “heal”
- Develop informed leadership to be aware of health care issues and serve as an advocate for positively changing the state of health care in Arkansas
- Raise funds to benefit UAMS and various projects supported by UAMS through various events
Mark Your Calendar
9th Annual Julep Cup Jaunt
Saturday, May 5
NICU Babies Win Big in Julep Cup Jaunt
One of the largest crowds in the seven-year history of the Julep Cup Jaunt helped raise funds May 7for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) while watching the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby.
NICU Babies Win Big in Another Successful Julep Cup Jaunt
Severe storms throughout the late afternoon and early evening May 1 didn’t keep a few hundred supporters away from the seventh annual Julep Cup Jaunt to raise money for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
In Their Own Words
“It is a privilege to be part of the UAMS Consortium. Membership in the Consortium provides an opportunity to get an up close and personal view of UAMS through educational lunches and tours, better equipping us to be advocates for the state’s only academic medical institution.”
– Chad Oglesby, Chair