UAMS ReCenter Program to Hold Launch Party Jan. 26

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LITTLE ROCK — A new program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is set to offer a unique blend of health education to the general public.


ReCenter, a program of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, will host a launch party from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 26. There will be a short presentation at 6 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the Reynolds Institute on the UAMS campus. To register call Riley Lipschitz or Cassandra Miller at (501) 526-4791 or e-mail


ReCenter offers lectures, events and ongoing educational activities for people of all ages. Topics include traditional health issues such as nutrition and exercise as well as nontraditional approaches to health care, including spirituality and mindfulness.


While many of ReCenter’s activities are free of charge, individuals or families may choose to join the program for additional benefits. Registration fees start at $35 per year and are tax deductible. An individualized program titled ReCenter U is also available for people interested in one-on-one guidance from Reynolds Institute staff regarding health- and lifestyle-related issues.


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, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.