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Monday, February 10, 2014
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Liz Caldwell, 501-686-8995
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UAMS College of Health Professions to Support Scholarship Fund with Valentine's Day Event


LITTLE ROCK – The College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host its first Allied Hearts celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014 to express affection for supporters, students, faculty and staff while raising funds to support student scholarships.

To be held at LaVada’s, a restored historic home at 2005 Main St. in North Little Rock, Allied Hearts will feature food, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships in the college, which includes 21 academic programs in allied health.

The college’s scholarship fund awarded $42,500 in scholarships to 31 students in 2013-2014. In addition, 18 departmental scholarships were awarded.

Tickets are $55 and on sale now. To purchase tickets online, visit giving.uams.edu/alliedhearts. For more information about this event, contact Donna Smith, (501) 686–7203 or DNSmith@uams.edu.

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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,865 students and 785 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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

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