History of Medicine Society to Hold Annual Dinner April 12

By Amy Widner

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 next to the building.

Abby Burnett, an independent researcher and journalist, will present the lecture “Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950.” Burnett’s book on the subject will be available for purchase.

Cost for the event is $55, which includes a reception at 6 p.m., with dinner and a business meeting following at 6:30 p.m. Burnett’s lecture begins at 7:15 p.m.

Reservations are required and must be made by April 5 by sending a check to the Historical Research Center, UAMS Library, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 586, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199.

Student tickets cost $40. There are a limited number of student scholarships to attend the dinner and lecture. For more information, contact Timothy G. Nutt, director of the Historical Research Center, at 501-686-6735 or tgnutt@uams.edu.

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.

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.

 


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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. 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, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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