LITTLE ROCK — The Thirteenth Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will celebrate Black History Month by bringing together the community for a day of entertainment, health education, and shopping.
The expo is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Admission is free.
The UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography unit will be on hand to provide mammograms. To make an appointment or determine if you qualify for services, call the (800) 259-8794.
Participants can also get colorectal cancer screenings to complete in the privacy of their own home, as well as free cancer health education, live entertainment and more.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.