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News Release
Dec. 18, 2013
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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UAMS Names Donna Smith Development Director
for College of Health Professions

LITTLE ROCK – Donna Norvell Smith has been named director of development for the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and will lead fundraising efforts in support of the allied health school.

Smith brings skills to the college including donor and guest relations, event coordination and strategic planning. She will work closely with the college’s dean, the advisory board, donors, faculty, staff and alumni in support of the college, which has 21 academic programs across professions ranging from audiology to laboratory sciences to respiratory care.

She previously served as associate director of development for the UAMS College of Medicine. Before that she worked in the development office of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

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 or

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