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UAMS talks infectious diseases over dinner

UAMS talks infectious diseases over dinner

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, “Infectious Disease & Antibiotic Resistance on Feb. 22. Panelists will discuss the latest bacteriological research as well as medical advances and the prevention of antibiotic resistance.

Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from UAMS and the Ecological Conservation Organization will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.

UAMS receives $25,000 to raise cancer awareness

UAMS receives $25,000 to raise cancer awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Witness Project, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to increase awareness of breast cancer, has been awarded a $25,000 one-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women. It is the 10th year the program has received Avon Foundation for Women funding.

The Witness Project educates southeastern Arkansas-area women and refers them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities or by mobile mammography screenings. In 2010, the Witness Project reached more than 600 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and referred more than 300 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.

“We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women shares our mission and has chosen to support our program again,” said Cynthia Maxwell, project director of the Witness Project.