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From: University Currents
Date: May 3, 2000
Archive: Campus News, Research News

New Alzheimer's Center an Innovation

UC's Division of Geriatric Medicine and Department of Family Medicine have teamed up with the University Center for Alzheimer's Care to open an innovative new outpatient program. The University Center for Alzheimer's Care, now open in Springdale, is the first program of its kind in the nation, offering diagnosis, treatment and primary care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia caused by vascular disease and other organic causes. Unlike other local and national programs, the new center provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, involving families and caregivers.

NF Expert Received National Title

Alvin Crawford, professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the pediatric orthopaedics department at Children's Hospital Medical Center, has been elected the Neurofibromatosis Inc. Scholar for the Year 2000.

NF Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to NF families and works closely with clinical and research professors who specialize in the treatment of NF, a genetic disease characterized by multiple skin tumors and sometimes physical deformity.

Obstetrician Tapped to National Program

Jill Huppert, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the College of Medicine, is one of 20 scholars selected for a program designed to help obstetricians and gynecologists become better teachers and leaders in the field of women's health.

Huppert was selected for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Solvay Pharmaceuticals Educational Scholars Development Program. She has chosen Paula Hillard, professor of ob/gyn, as a mentor to provide guidance during the program.

The program consists of a 15-month curriculum.