Jennifer Smith Appointed UAMS Associate General Counsel

By Lee Hogan

Smith has worked at UAMS since 2011, when she began as director of conflict of interest. She became director of risk management in 2013. In her new position, she will handle health law issues and policies.

Prior to working at UAMS, Smith was a health law attorney for Friday, Eldredge and Clark LLP in Little Rock, and a law clerk for Arkansas Supreme Court associate justice Donald Corbin.

She earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the William H. Bowen School of Law. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys, Arkansas Bar Association and American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

Smith is also a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse. Prior to her law career, she worked at various emergency departments in Arkansas.



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