August 24, 2009

Public Invited to Defensive Driving Course at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting an AARP-sponsored defensive driving class Sept. 12 at its Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

The class costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The classes are the second Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the Reynolds Institute, Room G190.

To register, contact Marsha Hines at 526-6553 or hinesmarsham@uams.edu.

Drivers 55 years old and older will qualify for a discount on their insurance premium after completing the course. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road, how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to handle problem situations and how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts.

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.