UAMS Pediatric Neurologist to Discuss Pediatric Seizure Disorder Oct. 7 in Russellville

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The event will begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Annex Building directly behind the medical center. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to outside physicians, nurses and pharmacists for continuing education credits.

The program and dinner are free as part of a grant from Novartis. Those attending should reply by Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Rhonda Horton, R.N., St. Mary’s education coordinator, at (479) 964-9465 or email

Griebel, who is also a pediatric neurologist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, was listed as one of Arkansas’ best doctors in 2002 and 2003 by the Arkansas Times and Best Doctors® Inc. She served fellowships in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and has board certification in pediatrics, neurology, child neurology, clinical neurology and sleep medicine. Her clinical interests include epilepsy and sleep.

This lecture is part of the UAMS Outreach Program, which provides continuing medical education credits to Arkansas physicians. Through the program, UAMS physicians from all specialties travel the state to provide lectures, teach procedures and discuss difficult cases. The outreach program is in its 13th year and provides more than 70 speakers annually.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,170 students and 650 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of about $3.8 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.