November 6, 2006

UAMS’ David Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D., To Offer Arkansas County Lectures

LITTLE ROCK — David Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will kick off a statewide lecture series on upcoming changes in the Medicare system with two stops in Arkansas County Nov. 17.


 


Lipschitz is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the DeWitt campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1210 Ricebelt Ave. Highway 165, and at noon luncheon at the college’s Stuttgart campus, 2807 Highway 165 South. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 people. Both events are free, and registration is not required. For information, call (501) 607-4679.


 


A nationally syndicated columnist, Lipschitz is chairman of the UAMS Department of Geriatrics and former host of the PBS series “Aging Successfully with Dr. David.”


 


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.