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News Release
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – Laurie Barber, M.D., an ophthalmologist in the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 


Recipients of the Secretariat Award are recognized for their contributions to educational programs and for their leadership in the organization. The award was presented at the academy’s 2006 Joint Meeting held in November at Las Vegas.


Barber, a professor of ophthalmology in the UAMS College of Medicine, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, seeing patients at the JEI and in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She joined the UAMS faculty in 1990.


She has fellowship status in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has served as president, as well as director of programs and continuing medical education, for the Arkansas Academy of Ophthalmology.  She is chair of OPHTHPAC, one of the largest medical political action committees in the nation.


The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physician and surgeons, with more than 27,000 members worldwide.


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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