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| FAYETTEVILLE — The College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Faculty of Medication named John Spollen, M.D., as the brand new regional affiliate dean for the school in Northwest Arkansas, efficient Jan. 1, 2023.
Spollen, professor and vice chair for schooling within the UAMS Division of Psychiatry, will succeed Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., professor of psychiatry, who has served as regional affiliate dean in Northwest Arkansas since 2018. Worley is getting into a brand new position as chief wellness officer for the school.
The UAMS Faculty of Medication has 62 college students in Northwest Arkansas and not too long ago added an accelerated three-year medical program within the area.
“As an award-winning academic chief and world-class clinician, Dr. Spollen will present sturdy management for the rising, strong medical education schemes in Northwest Arkansas,” mentioned Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS government vice chancellor and dean of the Faculty of Medication. “Dr. Spollen’s management was an incredible asset to our faculty throughout his service as interim chair of the Division of Psychiatry from June 2021 to February 2022, and he has held quite a few different management roles since becoming a member of the college in 1999.”
Spollen has earned intensive recognition for his instructing, mentoring and different work with college students all through his years with UAMS. These embrace the COM Academic Innovation Award, two Academic Analysis Awards, the Grasp Instructor Award, student-selected Purple Sash awards yearly since 2008 and the Gold Sash Award.
Spollen at present practices on the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, the place he has held a number of scientific and administrative roles together with director of the Psychiatric Session-Liaison Service and the Electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and Ketamine Program for treatment-resistant melancholy. Spollen acquired his medical diploma from the College of Alabama at Birmingham. He accomplished his residency in psychiatry on the Medical College of South Carolina.
“I’m excited for this management alternative with the Faculty of Medication on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus,” Spollen mentioned. “It has been my dream since residency to have a profession in medical scholar schooling. I used to be in command of creating the preliminary curriculum for the campus in 2008, and it has been wonderful to see the expansion of this system through the years. I stay up for working with your entire workforce at UAMS to proceed to enhance the schooling of our college students, the long run physicians of Arkansas.”
“Dr. Spollen’s experience and management shall be invaluable as we work to teach extra medical college students within the Northwest Arkansas area,” mentioned Amy Wenger, MHSA, vice chancellor of the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. “I labored with Dr. Spollen within the UAMS Psychiatry Analysis Institute quite a lot of years in the past, and I’m excited to have him right here in Northwest Arkansas and on our campus.
UAMS is the state’s solely well being sciences college, with faculties of Medication, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate faculty; a hospital; a essential campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide community of regional campuses; and 7 institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Most cancers Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Backbone & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Analysis Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Growing older, Translational Analysis Institute and Institute for Digital Well being & Innovation. UAMS contains UAMS Well being, a statewide well being system that encompasses all of UAMS’ scientific enterprise. UAMS is the one grownup Degree 1 trauma heart within the state. UAMS has 3,047 college students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and 6 dental residents. It’s the state’s largest public employer with greater than 11,000 staff, together with 1,200 physicians who present care to sufferers at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Youngsters’s, the VA Medical Middle and Baptist Well being. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Fb, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus contains 288 medical, pharmacy, nursing and well being professions college students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports activities drugs fellows, and 1,000 community-based school. The campus has 9 clinics together with a student-led clinic and bodily, occupational and speech remedy. College conduct analysis to cut back well being disparities. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Fb, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.