Friends and family of Stanley Reed, the Marianna farmer, lawyer and UA trustee who died in July, are creating an endowed chair in emergency medicine at UAMS.
$1 million is needed to support the endowment, which will enhance pay of the person named to hold the position, and $245,000 has been raised. The first $100,000 came from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
School officials said the chair was a fitting tribute to Reed, who advocated the newly established trauma care system.
UAMS release follows: