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News Release
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – Henry N. Ginsberg, M.D., of New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, will speak at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on May 15 about hyperlipidemia and diabetes. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Ginsberg will speak at 4 p.m. in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute as part of the UAMS College of Medicine’s 2007 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.


“Dr. Ginsberg is a world authority on the causes and treatment of hyperlipidemia, which is the elevation in cholesterol and triglycerides that lead to premature heart disease,” said UAMS’ Aubrey Hough, M.D., associate dean for translational research and special projects in the UAMS College of Medicine. Hough nominated Ginsberg to be one of this year’s four Dean’s Distinguished Lecturers.


Ginsberg, the Herbert Irving Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine, will speak on “Hypertriglyceridemia and Fatty Liver in Patients With Diabetes: Lessons From Cells, Mice, and People.”


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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