The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $100,000 gift from the George and Linda Gleason Foundation. This gift has been earmarked for both the College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and the Psychiatric Research Institute.
According to Department of Neurology chair R. Lee Archer, M.D., the funding will be utilized for research efforts, particularly for neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases. The funding for the Psychiatric Research Institute is expected to be used for its Center for Trauma Prevention, Research and Innovation.
“This generous gift will help us advance our mission of improving mental health for patients and their families through the integration of clinical care, education, and research,” Dr. G. Richard Smith, director of the Psychiatric Research Institute and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, said in a statement. “Specifically, these funds will be used to further the groundbreaking work that PRI is doing in its Center for Trauma Prevention, Research and Innovation. Without generous donors like the Gleasons, we could not undertake such important work.”
George and Linda Gleason recently presented a check to Archer and Smith on Friday, June 19. “The George and Linda Gleason Foundation is very pleased to support the UAMS Department of Neurology and the Psychiatric Research Institute in their delivering world-class care to the citizens of Arkansas,” George Gleason said..