DEC. 10, 2001 | During this season of sharing and renewal, I want to thank you again for your work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. You have enhanced patient care, educated the next generation of health-care professionals, and conducted groundbreaking research. On behalf of all of the patients we treat and the students we teach, I appreciate your encouragement and enthusiasm.
Our work becomes particularly important in difficult times. When the economy is poor or war threatens, the public turns to academic health centers for help and answers. This fall, we have worked harder than ever, on alert in case of a crisis in Arkansas, providing information about public health threats and mental health, and delivering the medical care for the working poor that is a fundamental part of our mission.
Many Americans have concluded that in a time of global uncertainty, they can find some solace in acting locally. What we do at UAMS is the very opposite of what terrorists in the world attempt to do. Where they harm, we heal. Where they create fear, we provide comfort. Where they cause despair, we inspire hope. Your work ensures that we will continue to teach, to search, to serve, and to heal.
With best wishes for peace and good health,
I. Dodd Wilson, M.D.
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