Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging


June 10, 2022

Reynolds Institute on Aging Honors Susan May as Volunteer of the Year

Chris Carmody

Members of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Arkansas Department of Human Services join in honoring Susan May as the institute's volunteer of the year.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging held a ceremony to honor Susan May as its volunteer of the year. The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a member of the community who supports and promotes the various outreach activities that the Institute on Aging sponsors….


April 25, 2022

UAMS, Presbyterian Village Celebrate 8 Centenarians

Linda Haymes

Margaret Alexander, 103, with her daughters at a Centenarian Celebration luncheon, hosted by Presbyterian Village and the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

For eight Little Rock women, it was the party of the century — all of their centuries. The ladies, all Presbyterian Village retirement community residents, were recently honored for having reached their 100th birthdays.


April 12, 2022

UAMS to Hold Drive-Thru Senior Expo in Jonesboro on April 25

Yavonda Chase

UAMS 4th Annual Center on Aging 2022 Senior Expo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center on Aging-Northeast in Jonesboro is holding its fourth annual Senior Expo on April 25 at Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro.


November 17, 2021

Finding Faith in Caregiving

Karmen Robinson

Mike Booker (white shirt) was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2010. He is shown with his daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren.

Margaret Booker always knew she’d become a caregiver in some capacity. Even as a little girl, she had a gift for recognizing when people needed help. But she never fathomed that she’d become a caregiver at such a young age for her husband, Mike. He was just 54 years old when he was diagnosed early…


November 3, 2021

AGEC Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month by Providing Education and Resources

Vanessa Lee

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month , the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Educational Collaborative will host educational events for those persons caring for a loved one.

LITTLE ROCK — This November, the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Educational Collaborative (AGEC) will recognize National Family Caregivers Month by hosting educational events for those persons caring for a loved one. 


October 27, 2021

22nd Annual Geriatrics Update Examines Key Topics: Herbal Supplements, CBD, COPD, COVID

Ben Boulden

22nd Annual Geriatric Update

When a patient is asked what prescription or over-the-counter drugs they are taking, they seldom include plant-based dietary supplements, even though these supplements can interact and even counteract other medications.


July 2, 2021

Departments of Geriatrics and Pediatrics Win First Place in Quality Improvement Program

Karmen Robinson

(From left to right) Jasmine Crane; Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging director Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D.; Regina Gibson, RN, Ph.D.; and Pat Walker Memory Clinic director Gohar Azhar, M.D. Not pictured: Priya Mendiratta, M.D.; Rosemary Nabaweesi, Dr.Ph.; and Troy Schmit, MHA.

Faculty from UAMS’ Departments of Geriatrics and Pediatrics garnered first place in the Quality Improvement for Advanced Learners Program (QIALP) for their exploration of racial disparity in screening methods among dementia patients.


June 23, 2021

UAMS Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic Recognized as Age-Friendly Health System

Vanessa Lee

The UAMS Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, has attained Level I Certification as an Age-Friendly Health System, a designation provided by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

LITTLE ROCK — The UAMS Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging has successfully attained Level I Certification as an Age-Friendly Health System.


June 3, 2021

UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Research Link Between Blood Sugar, Alzheimer’s Disease

Karmen Robinson

Steven Barger, Ph.D.

The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health.


April 15, 2021

Estate of Eleanor Karam Gives $2.7 Million to Support UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging

Benjamin Waldrum

From left, Jean Maier Dean and John Blakney with the late Eleanor Karam. Karam's estate gift will help advance clinical care, research and education for older Arkansans.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $2.7 million gift from the estate of Eleanor Karam to support the highest priorities of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. “Ms. Eleanor was a true visionary with a huge heart,” said Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., director of the institute….



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