PB urologist honored by UAMS College of Medicine

LITTLE ROCK — Dr. David Jacks, a highly respected Pine Bluff urologist and 1976 graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently received the college’s Distinguished Alumnus Service Award.

He was recognized for his work on several UAMS projects and for his service to the state. The new award was presented at the college’s annual Dean’s Honor Day ceremony, which highlights achievements and contributions of faculty, staff and alumni.

Jacks has served as president of the Arkansas Urologic Society and the Arkansas Medical Society. He served for many years on the Arkansas State Medical Board, including one year as vice chairman. In Pine Bluff, Jacks has been a chief of staff at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and a member of the hospital board. He also served on the board of the UAMS Area Health Education Center (now known as the UAMS Regional Center) and has a long record of service with many civic organizations.

Jacks has educated and mentored numerous medical students and medical residents during their training. He also has worked with the UAMS Department of Urology and campus leaders on recruitments and other initiatives. As the College of Medicine 1976 class agent and a former president of the Caduceus Club, the predecessor to the current Medical Alumni Association, Jacks has strengthened UAMS’ ties to physicians in southeastern Arkansas and helped his class stay connected to UAMS.