Neal Baer, M.D., Executive Producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “ER,” to Speak at UAMS Nov. 29

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LITTLE ROCK – Neal Baer, M.D., executive producer of NBC-TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and formerly executive producer of NBC’s “ER,” will speak at UAMS at 4 p.m. Nov. 29.


The speech, “Doctors as Storytellers,” is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium, 12th floor of the Jackson Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, 501 Jackson Stephens Drive.


Baer’s visit is to present the Dean’s Special Distinguished Lecture as a guest of College of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.


“We are delighted that Dr. Baer will be bringing his expertise to share with the academic community and all of Arkansas,” Reece said.


Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He was recognized by the American Medical Association as the most outstanding medical student who has contributed to promoting a better understanding of medicine in the media.


The award-winning “Law & Order: SVU” regularly appears among the top 10 television dramas in national ratings. As a producer of “ER,” Baer was nominated for five Emmys and was nominated twice for writing episodes.


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 2,320 students and 690 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 $4.3 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 & Neurosciences Institute.