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UAMS MidSouth Summit Black Expo

UAMS to Sponsor Midsouth Summit Black Expo Feb. 23

 

LITTLE ROCK – The Ninth Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, presented by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will celebrate black history month with a family-friendly event highlighting the importance of cancer screenings and education.

The expo is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the MetroplexEventCenter, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Admission is free.

The UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography unit will be on hand to provide mammograms. To make an appointment or determine if you qualify for services, call the UAMS Cancer Control Department at (800) 259-8794.

The expo also will feature free health information, live entertainment and more.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ AreaHealthEducationCenters throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.