Reynolds Institute on Aging Celebrates Expansion

toddFall 2012

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging has expanded research and education capabilities this year with the addition of four new floors built atop the existing four-story building.

“This expansion will make a huge difference in our ability to meet the needs of the elderly in Arkansas and to train clinicians as well as researchers,” said institute director Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D.

The 55,000-square-foot vertical expansion was made possible by $30.4 million of a $33.4 million gift in 2009 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas.The expansion adds more basic and clinical research laboratories, classrooms and office space to the award-winning facility that houses a primary care clinic, a fitness center with a therapy pool, and an auditorium.

UAMS earlier dedicated two bronze outdoor sculptures and a new 396-foot pedestrian bridge connecting the Reynolds Institute with the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.