UAMS’ Sarah Beth Harrington, M.D., Named Fellow of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

By Susan Van Dusen

Harrington joined the faculty at UAMS in 2008. Her clinical interests include cancer pain and symptom management, medical ethics and end-of-life care. Harrington’s work has been published in numerous medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Harrington’s advancement to fellowship status honors dedication to and scholarship in the field of the hospice and palliative medicine. This distinction represents a minimum of five years of membership and participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.

The AAHPM’s membership includes more than 4,900 physicians and other health care professionals committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through public policy advocacy and by advancing clinical practice standards, fostering research and providing education.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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 790 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