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UAMS programs receive more than $450,000 in grants

UAMS programs receive more than $450,000 in grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center for Dental Education, the planned internal medicine residency program in northwest Arkansas and the physician assistant program were among UAMS programs that received grants totaling more than $450,000 from the Blue & You Foundation and its parent company, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Still time to enroll in Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course

Still time to enroll in Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR)  – The deadline is quickly approaching to enroll in the City of Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course for Spring 2014. Space is very limited for the ten-week class that begins February 3, 2014. Enrollment closes at 5:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014.

“The Entrepreneurial Training Course is for anyone who has ever wanted to start their own business or to turn a hobby or skill into a real job,” said Chauncey Holloman spokesperson for the Little Rock Small Business Development Office. “The City of Little Rock is committed to developing and nurturing entrepreneurs and small business growth.”

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to serve Arkansas’ adult sickle cell patients as part of a statewide comprehensive program to address the disease.

The multidisciplinary clinic at UAMS’ Outpatient Center is led by Robin Devan, M.D., a palliative care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a social worker. Patients will be seen annually and will receive any primary or specialty care they may need.

The program also includes:

Middle East expert to speak on environmental destruction as weapon of war in Iraq

Middle East expert to speak on environmental destruction as weapon of war in Iraq

The Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a presentation by guest lecturer Dr. Ariel Ahram at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in UALR’s Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Room A.

The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Ahram will present a case study of the Mesopotamian Marshes and examine how deliberate environmental destruction became a weapon of war in Iraq, the effect it had on  the counterinsurgency, and what it could mean for peace in the Middle East.

Ahram is a professor for the Government & International Affairs Program at the School of Public & International Affairs at Virginia Tech University... Read More

UAMS hosting Jan. 16 LGBT health care event

UAMS hosting Jan. 16 LGBT health care event

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – Health care professionals and the general public are invited to a free conference Jan. 16 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) focusing on health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 10th floor Walton Auditorium. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To preregister and to see an agenda, visit cda.uams.edu. For more information call the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs office at (501) 686-7299 or Kim Blann at (501) 686-7358.

The conference, “Providing Optimal Health Care for LGBT Patients,” is sponsored by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, Arkansas Primary Care Association and The Fenway Institute.

NLRSD receives $19,500 in art supplies from Caterpillar Foundation & Thea's Art Closet

NLRSD receives $19,500 in art supplies from Caterpillar Foundation & Thea's Art Closet

As the 2014 spring semester approaches for the North Little Rock School District, Thea’s Art Closet, a program of the Thea Foundation, with the help of the Caterpillar Foundation has been making big plans for the district’s 13 elementary schools.  Thea’s Art Closet has matched the generous grant of $7,500 from the Caterpillar Foundation for a combined gift of $19,500, $1,500 per school, in the form of art supplies to the following NLRSD elementary schools:  Amboy, Boone Park, Crestwood, Glenview, Indian Hills, Lakewood, Lynch Drive, Meadow Park, North Heights, Park Hill, Pike View, Redwood Early Childhood, and Seventh Street.

Students encouraged to share dream through service during MLK week

Students encouraged to share dream through service during MLK week

The Office of Campus Life at UALR is sponsoring its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week starting Monday Jan. 20 with “A Day of Service” to honor and reflect upon Dr. King’s legacy.

Carrying out Dr. King’s dream through service shows that although life brings challenges, they may be overcome when diverse groups work together in a spirit of cooperation, according to Kara M. Brown, diversity programs coordinator at UALR... Read More