The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has officially designated The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) of Little Rock a, “Center for Comprehensive MS Care.”
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a nonprofit organization that was founded in New York City as the Association for Advancement of Research on Multiple Sclerosis on March 11, 1946 by Sylvia Lawry.
The designation recognizes UAMS’ knowledge and expertise in treating patients with the central nervous system disease, and signifies a partnership aimed at connecting multiple sclerosis patients to available resources and support to help them live their best lives.
“The UAMS designation as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care is the recognition of the excellent multidisciplinary service offered by the UAMS Neuro-immunology clinic,” said Dr. Erika Santos Horta, neuro-oncologist and neuro-immunologist who treats multiple sclerosis and assistant professor at the UAMS College of Medicine. “This new level of collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will allow our patients to have more resources and to be more supported in their journey.”
The team in the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UAMS includes a neurologist, a neuro-hospitalist, a neuropsychologist, a primary care nurse practitioner and a neuro-oncologist.