December 19, 2006

UAMS Orthopaedics Department Receives $40,000 Educational Grant



LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $40,000 educational grant from Memphis-based medical device company Smith & Nephew.


 


“We are thankful that Smith & Nephew has placed an emphasis on education and has chosen to assist our students in advancing their studies,” said Richard Nicholas, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine.


 


The grant will provide funding for the department’s resident physicians, fellows and surgeons to conduct research projects and attend professional meetings. It also will allow for improvements to the department’s library and for purchases of educational material.



Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business specializing in orthopaedic reconstruction, orthopaedic trauma and clinical therapies, endoscopy, and advanced wound management products.  The company has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 33 countries.



 


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.