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“We bring in leading scholars from around the world to discuss the very latest research and clinical developments with our faculty,” said UAMS College of Medicine Dean Debra Fiser, M.D. “Often, our guest lecturers share the experiences and expertise that garnered them some of the nation’s top scientific honors.”
Four lecturers will come to UAMS as part of the series this year. A fifth will be by a UAMS faculty member for the annual Distinguished Faculty Scholar Lecture. Werb was nominated by John L. Fowlkes, M.D., an endocrinologist and professor of Pediatrics.
“Dr. Werb’s work to discover factors that can promote and inhibit tumor cell growth has led to new ways of thinking about how remodeling of the extracellular matrix may influence how cells behave – or misbehave,” Fowlkes said.
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.