Camden-Area Residents Invited to Conversation About UAMS Research July 23

By David Robinson

The free session will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Carne Park, 955 Adams St., Camden. The event will include small-group sessions in which UAMS researchers talk about their work. For more information, contact Charles Moore, 870-807-3086 or, or Nicki Spencer,, or 501-526-6629.

“We hope this session and future sessions can help demystify the research we do at UAMS,” said Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., whose research is conducted in partnership with Arkansas communities. “It’s critically important that people understand what we do because we can’t improve health without their help.”

As part of the conversation about research, residents will hear about research projects happening in Arkansas, and learn how individuals and organizations can be a part of research.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, this public informational session will be its third and the first outside Little Rock.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven 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, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six 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, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.