LITTLE ROCK – The public is invited to a reception honoring donors to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Gerald Glass Memorial Continuing Education program for pharmacists at 3 p.m. on Nov. 5, at the Delta Area Health Education Center, 1393 Highway 242 South, Helena-West Helena.
The UAMS College of Pharmacy program was established this year in memory of Gerald J. Glass, a Delta community leader and pharmacist who served as an early proponent of local continuing education for pharmacists.
The endowment fund was made possible with initial gifts from Clark and Becky Hall and Jane Glass, all of Marvell, the Helena Health Foundation and other Delta area residents.
Income from the fund will be used to provide annual lectures at the Delta AHEC covering diabetes, coronary heart disease, long-term care, asthma, poison control, addictive and compulsive behaviors, mental illness and other issues.
About $26,000 of the $40,000 goal has been raised so far, said Jonathan Wolfe, Ph.D., associate dean at the college. To make a gift to the fund, contact Wolfe at 501-686-6498 or email@example.com.
The reception will follow the inaugural program, which begins at 1 p.m. For information on the program, contact Charlotte Robertson at 501-686-5558 or RobertsonCharlotteL@uams.edu.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.