We regret to announce that, due to budget cuts, all UAMS Weight Loss Clinic group sessions and appointments are cancelled effective immediately. The office remains open to sell remaining inventory of meal replacements.
This was a difficult decision, as we consider all our employees and patients part of the UAMS family. We are grateful we could help thousands of patients achieve dramatic weight loss over the past 35 years. We hope all our weight loss patients will continue their journey toward healthy lifestyle choices.
Current patients will receive an e-mail with detailed information about refunds, products, medical records and any other concerns.
On Monday of this week, budgetary actions initiated by UAMS resulted in the planned dissolution of the Section of Biostatistics in the Department of Pediatrics. Effective 1/8/18, all administrative and staff members (i.e., MS-degree biostatisticians) had their employment terminated. Doctoral level faculty in the program remain for the time being.
Upon this action being taken, ACRI immediately began to work to assemble a Biostatistics Core within ACRI. It is our vision that this core will consist of both faculty (PhD) and staff (MS) biostatisticians. Their priority will be to support extramurally funded research (ongoing work and the development of new grant proposals) and research performed by clinical departments within Arkansas Children’s Hospital. We are working diligently to bring this infrastructure resource “on line” for ACRI and the Arkansas Children’s system in an effective and expeditious fashion.