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UAMS News Bureau

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Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


News Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
Wireless phone: 501-920-6977
Pager: 501-395-5989

LITTLE ROCK – A free, public seminar on arthritis and back pain will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 28 in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


T. Glenn Pait, M.D., director of the institute, will speak on “Mischief Makers of the Lumbar Spine.”


The seminar will help kick off National Arthritis Month in May. The first 100 attendees will receive the book “All You Need to Know About Back Pain” by Mary Anne Dunkin and produced by the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, call Kellie Coleman at 526-5770.


Pait is the voice of UAMS’ “Here’s to Your Health” radio segments. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS and director of the Center for the Athletic and Aging Spine. He holds the Jackson T. Stephens Chair in Spine Surgery and is co-author of “Golf Forever: The Spine and More – A Health Guide to Playing the Game.”


The seminar is co-sponsored by the Arthritis Program of the Center for Health Advancement in the state Department of Health and Human Services. 


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 $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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