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The latest news and information for the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

  • UAMS One of Eight Selected Nationally for Home-Based Primary Care Education ProgramAugust 30, 2017


    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.

  • Wei Honored as Distinguished Faculty ScholarNovember 16, 2016


    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 response…

  • UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Awarded $10 Million by NIH for Alzheimer’s ResearchOctober 5, 2016


    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…

  • UAMS Hosts 17th Annual Geriatrics ConferenceOctober 4, 2016


    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 AssociationJuly 25, 2016


    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 AgingJune 1, 2016


    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…

  • SeniorNet Teaches Blue Cross Employees Computer SkillsMarch 25, 2016


    March 25, 2016 | Little Rock SeniorNet recently offered two computer classes to a select group of employees at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Little Rock. SeniorNet’s Little Rock chapter, part of the international, all-volunteer nonprofit organization, provides computer training to people ages 50 and up to enhance their computer skills and use…

  • Caregiving Enriches Caregiver, Leads to Rewarding CareerNovember 17, 2015


    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 older adults…

  • Daughter Sees Aging Through Mother's EyesNovember 10, 2015


    Nov. 10, 2015 | When Denise Henderson contacted the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Program, she was searching for help in knowing the best way to care for her mother, who had trouble seeing and breathing. Henderson’s mother, who lived in Hot Springs, had glaucoma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disease in which a person’s internal…

  • Daughter Finds Help as Caregiver for Aging ParentsNovember 4, 2015


    Nov. 4, 2015 | Cora Lee and Arthur “Ott” Ray had been partners in life for many years as they raised their children in Hot Springs. So when Cora Lee — long after the children had grown up and moved away — was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Ott took that partnership another step as he…