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UAMS News Bureau

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


News Release
Thursday, May 24, 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 Thyroid disorders, symptoms and treatments will be discussed at a free, public seminar hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Wednesday, June 6.


The seminar, at 6 p.m. on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the UAMS campus, will be led by UAMS Thyroid Center’s Donald Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D.; Paul Spring, M.D.; and Brendan Stack, M.D. Topics will include:


  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Problems in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders
  • Tests used to monitor thyroid hormone replacement
  • The use of “natural” thyroid hormone
  • General facts about thyroid cancer
  • Surgical decision-making in thyroid cancer


Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the UAMS Outpatient Parking deck for a small fee. There is no charge to attend the seminar, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, call (501) 686-8181 by June 4.


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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