About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:
UAMS, with its intersection of education, research, and clinical programs, brings a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in Arkansas. Among its assets for leadership are its status as the only academic health center in the state, its statewide network of centers for public education and clinical outreach, its emphasis on population health, and its leadership in health informatics and statewide information technology. In addition, UAMS has a unique capacity for translational research – speeding the rate at which research can inform clinical care and health improvement.
The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by:
• Educating current and future health professionals and the public;
• Providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care and also providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings; and
• Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.