September 17, 2009

UAMS Programs on Diabetes, Drug Allergies To be Held Sept. 27 for Pharmacists, Health Care Workers

LITTLE ROCK – Pharmacists and other health care professionals are invited to attend two continuing education programs sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy on Sept. 27 at the Delta Area Health Education Center in Helena-West Helena.

The programs will be held from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. at the Delta AHEC, located at 1393 Highway 242 South.

“Diabetes Update: Fall 2009” will be given by Dosha Cummins, Pharm.D., associate professor at the UAMS College of Pharmacy, and “Drug Allergy” will be presented by Kendrea Muldrew, Pharm.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

Registration is $55. For information, call (501) 686-5396 or visit www.uams.edu/cop/pharmacists/programs.asp. The presentations are part of the Gerald J. Glass Memorial Pharmacy Continuing Education Program.

The program is underwritten by an endowment fund established at the UAMS College of Pharmacy with initial gifts from Clark and Becky Hall and Jane Glass, all of Marvell. The program memorializes and honors Gerald J. Glass, Pharm.D., a Delta community leader and pharmacist, who served as an early proponent of local continuing education for pharmacists. Income from the fund is used to provide annual live patient-care lectures at the Delta AHEC in Helena-West Helena. The programs cover diabetes, coronary heart disease, long-term care, asthma, poison control, addictive and compulsive behaviors, mental illness and other issues.

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.