UAMS and Chicot Memorial Medical Center to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings June 25 in Lake Village

By Susan Van Dusen

No appointment is necessary. Patients are asked to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. For information, contact AnnClaire Hayes at (870) 265-9395 or

The screenings will be conducted by physicians from the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Dermatology under the leadership of Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor and director of dermatologic surgery.

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer include new spots on the skin or spots that change in size, shape or color. Potential signs also include bumps, patches or sores that don’t heal after two to three months.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.