LITTLE ROCK – Tony Award winner Ben Vereen, noted for roles in the TV miniseries “Roots” and the motion picture “All That Jazz,” will be displaying his theatrical talents during “An Evening With Ben Vereen,” a benefit performance for the
To be held July 18 at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in downtown
Vereen’s musical flair has brought him wide recognition while his involvement in humanitarian efforts in recent years has seen him garner numerous honors, including three NAACP Image Awards and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.
A portion of the proceeds from the event, which will include a special salute to members of the
The Psychiatric Research Institute, scheduled to open in December, will house faculty and staff dedicated to the research, evaluation and care of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and their families. “We are committed to working collaboratively with the Arkansas National Guard and clinicians and researchers in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System to provide services and develop new treatment models for returning soldiers and their families,” said G. Richard Smith, M.D., Marie Wilson Howells Professor, director of the Psychiatric Research Institute, and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine.
Tickets prices range from $250 to $1,000. The $1,000 ticket includes a dinner on July 17 with Vereen at the Capital Hotel. For more information, contact Withers Turner at 501-526-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new five-floor, 100,000-square-foot UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute will be one of only a few in the country combining outpatient and inpatient care, research, education and administrative offices under one roof.
“The ability to assemble most of the Department of Psychiatry’s resources in one location will greatly benefit our patients, students, researchers and the community through improved access to mental health services,” said Smith.
The Institute’s 40 inpatient beds, outpatient clinics and resources – along with clinical partners including the UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas State Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System – will provide “standard-setting mental health care,” Smith said. At the same time, researchers will have “the space and environment to flourish,” while education programs will produce mental health care professionals for generations, he said.
Currently, the Department of Psychiatry is scattered among 13 locations in central
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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the
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.