History of Medicine Society to Hold Annual Dinner April 13

By ChaseYavondaC

The meeting will be held in room 1180/1190 of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Parking is available in the Institute on Aging’s parking lot, which is right outside the building.

Jodi Barnes, Ph.D., the station archeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will speak on “The Archeology of Health and Healing at Hollywood Plantation in Drew County, Arkansas.” She will discuss the changes in patent medicine in the late 19th century and how medicines were increasingly marketed to women and the ways this played into and shaped ideas about gender.

Cost for the dinner is $55. Reservations are required and must be made by April 6 by sending a check to the Historical Research Center, UAMS Library, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 586, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199.

Society members, campus supporters and community guests are welcome. Dress is business casual.

The annual dinner and lecture is co-sponsored by the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center. Previously, the event was held in the fall, but the society board voted to move it to the spring.

The society provides support for the Historical Research Center in the UAMS Library. It awards an annual research grant to encourage research into the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. Other projects include the conservation of rare and classic books in the center. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in preserving the history of UAMS and medicine in Arkansas.

For more information, contact Timothy G. Nutt, director of the Historical Research Center, at 501-686-6735 or tgnutt@uams.edu.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 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. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 12,000 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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.