UAMS Assistant Professor to Discuss Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria at White River Medical Center

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LITTLE ROCK – Jorg Ruhe, M.D., assistant professor of infectious diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will give a lecture at noon, Thursday, March 17, at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville.


The lecture, “MRSA and VRE,” refers to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, two bacteria that are highly resistant to antibiotics. The lecture will be held in the education classroom of the Collier Annex Building on the WRMC campus.  The meeting is open to outside physicians for continuing medical education credits. For more information, contact Beverly Duncan at 1-870-793-1453, or by email at


Ruhe received his medical degree from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, and a master of public health in epidemiology at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, La. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Franz-Volhard-Klinik, Humboldt University in Berlin and Tulane University. He holds certifications in internal medicine and infectious disease.


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 more than 2,200 students and 660 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 $4.1 billion a year.


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