New Faces of UAMS leadership, Fred Prior, Ph.D

David Robinson

UAMS Leadership - Fred Prior

Fred Prior, Ph.D., didn’t envision his skills being the hot commodity they are today. The inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics said he had only an inkling in 2003, when the world learned that the entire human genome had been sequenced. “That moved us into the world of Big Data,” said Prior, who joined the UAMS College of Medicine … Read More

NWA Campus

Jon Parham

North West Arkansas Campus

Creating or expanding strategic partnerships will play a key role in strengthening UAMS clinical, academic and research programs in the fast-growing northwest corner of the state now and in the future. When the UAMS northwest campus in Fayetteville opened in 2007, its initial focus was to expand academic enrollment. Adding facilities to accommodate some upper-level medical and pharmacy students would … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Micheal Owens

Yavonda Chase

UAMS Leadership - Michael Owens

Michael Owens, Ph.D., has spent his entire career researching ways to combat drug abuse. His chosen field of study fits perfectly with his personal goal of making “an impact on human health.” But to fully reach that goal, he said, his findings needed to move out of the laboratory and into the realm of pharmaceutical development. So in 2004, he … Read More

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas

Elizabeth Caldwell

Apple with State

UAMS is working in collaboration with other health care organizations across the state to implement programs that improve health care quality and lower health care costs for patients and providers. The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, a Shared Services Organization, was announced in 2015, bringing together UAMS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baptist Health, St. Bernards Healthcare and Washington … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Tim Hill, Vice Chancellor for Regional Programs

Lee Hogan

Tim Hill - Regional Programs

As a young man, business finance and accounting major Tim Hill had ambitious career objectives but none to do with health care. He certainly couldn’t have foreseen his appointment last year as vice chancellor for UAMS Regional Programs. Moving up in the banking world, then advancing to leadership at IBM were the goals that dominated Hill’s career list. However, an … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Ken Olsen, Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy Dean

Ben Boulden

Keith Olsen, Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy Dean

It wasn’t until Keith Olsen, Pharm. D., had finished running over the top of Heartbreak Hill in the Boston Marathon that he realized that legendarily difficult slope already was behind him.  The Boston climb had been made easier because of an earlier marathon experience over a longer slope in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Similarly, it was his background of … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Patricia Cowan Ph.D., R.N., College of Nursing Dean

Lee Hogan

Patricia Cowan- Nutsing Dean

Her extensive and varied experience in all areas of nursing promises to serve Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., well as the new dean of the UAMS College of Nursing.  During this time of large scale change in health care, Cowan’s experience in academics, clinical practice and research will help the college play a leading role as UAMS adapts its processes and … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Pope L. Moseley M.D., College of Medicine Dean

Susan Van Dusen

Pope Mosely, MD.

As the new leader of Arkansas’ only medical school, Pope L. Moseley, M.D.,  is ready to tackle the opportunities that lie ahead. From working with clinical leaders to ensure efficient, patient-centered care to addressing physician workforce shortages, Moseley has taken on some of health care’s most challenging issues during his first year as dean of the “This is an exciting … Read More

New Faces of UAMS Leadership – Stephanie Gardner

Jon Parham

Stephanie Gardner. Provost

As a strategic thinker, Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., approaches a challenge by attempting to identify multiple options before defining the best path to a solution. It’s a trait she needs as UAMS provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 1, facing a time of tight resources but increasing need for the university to produce more health care professionals … Read More

Patient Stories

Katrina Dupins

Glenda Smoke of Bismark (right) gets advice from financial counselor Lisa Hodge-Sims about her eligibility for private insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Glenda Smoke of Bismark (right) gets advice from financial counselor Lisa Hodge-Sims about her eligibility for private insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. It was a suspicious spot that got Glenda Smoke of Bismarck into the doctor’s office in June 2015. A few weeks later, the tests showed she had Paget’s disease, a rare type of cancer involving the … Read More