March 9, 2009

Carter Joins Staff of UAMS Myeloma Institute

LITTLE ROCK – Kristen Carter, R.N., an experienced advanced practice nurse, has joined the staff of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy.

Carter, who joined the Myeloma Institute as an instructor, has more than five years of critical care experience working as a nurse in coronary care, medical and surgical intensive care units. She received her nurse practitioner certification and a Master of Nursing Science degree in 2008 from UAMS. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2003 from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAMS treats more than 2,250 patients with multiple myeloma annually at the Myeloma Institute – more myeloma patients than are treated at any other facility in the country.

The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy was the first institute in the world devoted to research and clinical care related to multiple myeloma and related disorders. Founded in 1989 by Barlogie, the UAMS program has seen more than 8,500 patients from every state in the United States and more than 40 foreign countries.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.