//, UAMS News/Hughen Joins Development Staff of Jones Eye Institute at UAMS
UAMS News Bureau

Office of Communications & Marketing
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Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


News Release
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – Shannon Hughen was recently named assistant director of development for the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


A Little Rock native, Hughen will coordinate fund-raising efforts for the Jones Eye Institute (JEI), one of 20 free-standing eye institutes in the country. Hughen previously worked in donor development for the American Red Cross. She also supervised recruitment efforts for that organization’s apheresis program.


Hughen is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned bachelor’s degrees in advertising and marketing. While at UALR, she was president of the campus chapter of the American Advertising Federation.


Hughen is a member of the Arkansas Young Professionals Network, where she is chairman of its outreach committee and a member of its Board of Governors Committee.


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’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

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.


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