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UAMS News Bureau

Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


News Release
Monday, May 7, 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 – The public is invited to attend the Fourth Annual Community Health Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center at 3805 West 12th St., co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


 Admission is free. For information, call (501) 650-3935.


The Cancer Control Outreach Center (CCOC) of UAMS’ Arkansas Cancer Research Center will provide cancer awareness information, clinical breast exams and mammograms. Prostate cancer screenings will be offered by the CCOC and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation.


Event organizers are Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Omicron Lambda Lambda Graduate Chapter. Additional sponsors are the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and the American Red Cross.


Health screenings will include blood pressure, HIV and diabetes. Information booths and family activities are planned, as well as the Charles Drew Blood Drive.


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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