UAMS Foundation Fund Board Names Two Life Members

By David Robinson

They join existing life members Jo Ellen Ford, Frances D. Shackelford, Jane McGehee Wilson and Ed Dell Wortz.

Life members of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board are nominated based on leadership, philanthropy and cumulative service contributions for the benefit of the UAMS mission.

“On behalf of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of UAMS, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to these individuals for all of their efforts – volunteering their time, investing their resources, and advocating in their communities to further the education, health care, research and outreach programs that UAMS is uniquely positioned to provide,” said Lance Burchett, executive director of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board and vice chancellor of development and alumni affairs.

“We are honored that they have accepted life membership on the board of directors, and we look forward to their continued partnership, leadership, guidance and support.”

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or