Helena-West Helena Reception to be Held Nov. 5 For UAMS Glass Memorial Program

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LITTLE ROCK The public is invited to a reception honoring donors to the University of  Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Gerald Glass Memorial Continuing Education program for pharmacists at 3 p.m. on Nov. 5, at the Delta Area Health Education Center, 1393 Highway 242 South, Helena-West Helena.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy program was established this year in memory of Gerald J. Glass, a Delta community leader and pharmacist who served as an early proponent of local continuing education for pharmacists.

The endowment fund was made possible with initial gifts from Clark and Becky Hall and Jane Glass, all of Marvell, the Helena Health Foundation and other Delta area residents.

Income from the fund will be used to provide annual lectures at the Delta AHEC covering diabetes, coronary heart disease, long-term care, asthma, poison control, addictive and compulsive behaviors, mental illness and other issues.

About $26,000 of the $40,000 goal has been raised so far, said Jonathan Wolfe, Ph.D., associate dean at the college. To make a gift to the fund, contact Wolfe at 501-686-6498 or wolfejj@uams.edu.

The reception will follow the inaugural program, which begins at 1 p.m. For information on the program, contact Charlotte Robertson at 501-686-5558 or RobertsonCharlotteL@uams.edu.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.