UAMS Physician Honored By Association of American Medical Colleges

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Robert Leroy “Lee” Archer, M.D., a neurologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who specializes in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis, was among physicians honored recently by the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington as nominees for the 2005 Humanism in Medicine Award.

Archer, associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, was nominated by the Organization of Student Representatives chapter at UAMS.

The Humanism in Medicine Award recognizes a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

The 2005 award, announced in November, went to Melissa A. Warfield, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

“We believe that all 40 nominees deserve high recognition,” said Robert F. Sabalis, Ph.D., the medical association’s associate vice president for student affairs and programs. “To be singled out as a positive and caring role model among your school’s entire faculty and as a physician whom students would like to emulate is indeed a high honor.”  

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 one of the state’s largest public employers 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.