//, UAMS News/June Science Café Topic Is ‘Zoos: Crucial Conservation’
UAMS News Bureau

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Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


News Release
Thursday, May 31, 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 Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, “Zoos: Crucial Conservation,” on June 26.


Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sufficient Grounds Coffeehouse in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area at 722 N. Palm St., the Science Café is a monthly forum to exchange intellectual ideas. Admission is free and no reservations are needed, though seating is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), Southwestern Energy, the Little Rock Zoo, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.


This month, panelists from the Little Rock Zoo and UALR will lead the discussion. Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter, will moderate.


Science Café Little Rock forums are held at Sufficient Grounds the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: CSI – Science Undercover, Climate Change, Breast Cancer – Are We Really Making Progress?, Ecotourism, Art and Healing and Nanotechnology.


For more information, contact Linda Williams at 501-213-5627 or sciencecafelr@gmail.com.


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 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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