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Fred Smith, Reynolds Foundation Legacy Boasts Two Decades of Accomplishment

Fred Smith’s leadership as chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation left a legacy of philanthropy at UAMS matched only by a handful of other generous donors. The foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has committed [...]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Aging|0 Comments

Students Host Young at Heart Luncheon at Aging Institute

Practicing medicine is practicing listening. That was the message of the Young at Heart Luncheon hosted Feb. 23 by students in the UAMS College of Medicine for patients and volunteers in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Junior Eric Peeler and sophomore Stephanie Dayer organized the event with the help of their peers in the [...]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Aging|0 Comments

Mindfulness Meditation Videos Available

Mindfulness Meditation videos are now online. The videos were recorded live by Dr. Denise Compton, clinical psychologist, at the UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging. This approach to meditation is based on the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. The series includes an introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, as well as introductions to the 7 “fundamental attitudes” that are [...]

March 7th, 2018|Categories: Aging|0 Comments

UAMS One of Eight Selected Nationally for Home-Based Primary Care Education Program

Aug. 9, 2017 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was chosen by the Home-Centered Care Institute as one of eight Centers of Excellence for its Home-Based Primary Care program, a first-of-its-kind program designed to make high-quality, home-based primary care a more common practice across the United States.

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Aging|Comments Off on UAMS One of Eight Selected Nationally for Home-Based Primary Care Education Program

Wei Honored as Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Nov. 16, 2016 | If someone piled all the research journals, research reports and documents resulting from or associated with the professional life of Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., then it might have been as high as the Pauly Auditorium stage on which she stood Nov. 9. Wei asks for a show of hands in [...]

UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Awarded $10 Million by NIH for Alzheimer’s Research

Oct. 5, 2016 | Sue Griffin, Ph.D., an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), leads a team that has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Griffin said the research team [...]

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UAMS Hosts 17th Annual Geriatrics Conference

Oct. 4, 2016 | During the 17th annual Geriatrics and Long-Term Care Update recently at UAMS, about 160 geriatrics professionals and educators learned what’s new in caring for older patients, giving them the tools to achieve what a guest speaker called “the Triple Aim.” The Triple Aim is a set of goals developed at the [...]

UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Alzheimer’s Association

July 25, 2016 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association at its International Conference in Toronto. Griffin has made groundbreaking contributions in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. She is the Alexa and William T. Dillard professor [...]

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5 Million for Endowed Chair at UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging

LITTLE ROCK — To establish the Wes Smith Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics for Longevity, Health Promotion and Frailty Prevention, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor a university [...]

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Caregiving Enriches Caregiver, Leads to Rewarding Career

Nov. 17, 2015 | Long lives can radiate wisdom and even joy. Home caregiver Sue Carter, of Elkins, knows an invisible benefit of her chosen occupation is being able to bask in that radiant warmth. Sue Carter talks about caregiving during an interview in 2014. Sue has been caring for and learning from [...]

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