|Updated: 6/04/2012 12:24 pm
||Published: 6/04/2012 12:22 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Three years of construction work at UAMS brings about an expanded "Institute on Aging"
UAMS leaders celebrating today with a ribbon cutting ceremony for 4-new floors added to the existing center. The construction made possible by a $30.4 million gift from the Reynolds Foundation.
Dr. Jeanne Wei, executive director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging, says the expansion gives the Department of Geriatrics a state of the art research facility.
"It is a wonderful facility that is going to serve as landmark both nationally and internationally for training of research and clinic care for older seniors," Wei says.
The new expansion adds more basic and clinical research laboratories, classrooms and office space.
According to a U.S News and World Report magazine, the UAMS Department of Geriatrics graduate program ranks 7th in the country.