Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine seeks a distinguished academic leader to chair the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM). The Chair will provide strategic vision and direction for the department’s clinical, research and education programs. The Chair also will be actively involved in developing a statewide, integrated network of family medicine specialists who will serve as the primary care foundation for the expanding UAMS Health System. Additionally, the Chair will have an important leadership role in developing and implementing UAMS’ population health strategies.

The Position

The DFPM Chair is the vital link between the senior leadership of the organization and the department’s faculty, staff and trainees. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair is directly responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of an outstanding and diverse clinical and academic faculty and staff. He/she is also responsible for ensuring excellence of the department’s graduate and undergraduate education programs. The Chair is expected to foster the growth of the department’s portfolio of extramurally funded research programs relevant to the field of family medicine, population health and disease prevention. Additionally, the Chair will work collaboratively with UAMS Medical Center leadership and the Vice Chancellor for Regional Campuses to ensure the highest standard of care at UAMS’ clinical sites in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Magnolia, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana.

The DFPM Chair’s office will be located on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This location reflects UAMS’ commitment to developing a robust academic and clinical presence in the region and the Chair’s statewide scope of responsibilities. Additionally, this presents outstanding opportunities for growth of the department’s already robust community-based research programs by fostering collaborations with existing research programs in the Division of Community Health at UAMS Northwest and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.

Candidates must possess a M.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree and must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. A background in population health research is preferred. The successful candidate will have 1) progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center environment; 2) national recognition for achievement in research, education and/or clinical pursuits that warrant appointment at the professorial rank; and 3) the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a highly matrixed academic medical center. The successful candidate will have a clear vision for advancing outstanding patient care, medical education, public health and community-based research in a complex and changing health care landscape.

 

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

The DFPM supports UAMS’ mission by providing state-of-the-art primary care, competitive family medicine residency training programs, nationally recognized community-based research programs and a robust, comprehensive continuing medical education program. The department consists of 82 faculty members who provide care, teach the next generation of caregivers, and conduct transformative research at ten sites throughout the state. The faculty achieve UAMS’ mission with the help of more than 500 clinical, research and administrative support staff.

Clinical Care

The Department’s clinical services consist of physicians, social workers, psychologists, nurses and administrative staff in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Helena, Little Rock, Magnolia, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana. The facilities in Little Rock are the largest and consist of the Family Medical Center, which is located on the main UAMS campus, and three neighborhood clinics, located in downtown Little Rock, west Little Rock, and Maumelle. Department faculty in Little Rock provide inpatient medical care at the University Hospital. The family medicine clinics in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana are part of the UAMS Regional Campuses program (described subsequently). The staffing and clinical activity of these various clinics is shown in Table 1.

 

Table 1. Staffing and Clinical Productivity of the Clinical Units of the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Fiscal Year 2020

(July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

Physician FTE Staff FTE Clinic visits RVW’s Billings Collections
Central Arkansas
Little Rock

(Family Medical Center)

8.1 23.97 20,562 33,873 $5,253,026 $2,211,059
Little Rock

(Neighborhood Clinics)

9.5 28.54 16,526 21,844 $3,741,565 $1,624,081
Central Arkansas sub-total 17.6 52.51 37,088 55,717 $8,994,591 $3,835,140
Regional Campuses
Batesville 4.0 25.81 7,897 11,877 $1,305,419 $938,156
Fayetteville/Springdale 8.1 65.57 17,159 44,787 $4,936,807 $2,906,584
Fort Smith 8.0 61 24,637 44,058 $5,081,482 $3,237,584
Jonesboro 8.2 43.16 16,795 33,657 $3,688,178 $2,164,364
Magnolia 4.1 26.8 10,914 14,973 $1,715,100 $1,048,872
Pine Bluff 9.7 48.18 18,378 34,068 $3,817,044 $2,661,759
Texarkana 11.5 58.2 21,294 31,174 $3,615,873 $1,882,878
Regional Campuses sub-total 53.6 328.72 117,074 214,594 $24,159,906 $14,840,200
Total 71.2 381.23 154162 270,311 $33,154,497 $18,675,341

 

Education

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine fulfills its education mission through:

  • Nine ACGME-accredited family medicine residency programs
    • The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine trains 210 residents in 9 ACGME-accredited family medicine residencies. The residency programs in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana are integral to these UAMS Regional Campuses. The program in Little Rock is located on the main UAMS campus and operates out of the Family Medical Center. The program in North Little Rock, termed the Baptist/UAMS Family Medicine Residency Program, is a clinical and educational collaboration between UAMS and the Baptist Health System.

 

Table 2. Family Medicine Residencies Affiliated with the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Categorical Residency Positions per year Total Number of Residency Positions Year Program Began Affiliated Hospital
Little Rock 6 18 1969 UAMS
Fayetteville 9 27 1975 Northwest Medical Center

Washington Reg. Med. Ctr.

Fort Smith 9 27 1975 Baptist Health – Fort Smith
Pine Bluff 9 27 1976 Jefferson Regional Med. Ctr.
Jonesboro 8 24 1979 St. Bernards Med. Ctr

NEA Baptist Memorial Hosp.

Texarkana 8 24 1993 Cristus St Michael’s Med. Ctr

Wadley Regional Med. Ctr.

Magnolia 3 9 2013 Magnolia Regional Med. Ctr.
Batesville 6 18 2018 White River Medical Center
North Little Rock 12 36 2019 Baptist Health – North Little Rock
Total 70 210

 

  • Student education
    • The department provides high-quality family medicine educational opportunities for UAMS and visiting medical students. At a minimum, UAMS medical students complete a four-week clerkship in family medicine during their third year. This experience is obtained at any of the nine sites listed in Table 2. Electives for senior medical students are also available in family medicine at any of these sites as well as a number of urban and rural community practice settings across the state, including federally qualified health centers, community health centers and private practice settings.
    • The department also provides high-quality clinical rotations for UAMS nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy students at its Regional Campus facilities.
  • Regional Campuses
    • UAMS Regional Campuses was founded in 1973 to encourage more UAMS medical school graduates to become primary care physicians and to remain in Arkansas. UAMS Regional Campuses, previously known as Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), serve as an educational outreach network for UAMS and the principal means to decentralize medical and other health professions education throughout the state. Eight teaching centers in Fayetteville/Springdale, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Magnolia, Helena-West Helena and Batesville expose future health professionals to underserved communities and provide more varied hands-on experiences than they might receive in a traditional urban academic setting. The 2018-19 Regional Campuses Annual Report can be found at: https://regionalprograms.uams.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/128/2019/10/19-Annual-Report1.pdf
    • The mission of Regional Campuses is to improve the health of Arkansans by training skilled and caring health professionals and delivering high quality patient-centered primary care. What began with medical and residency training 47 years ago now encompasses nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant and other allied health professions training, as well as a statewide network for health career pipeline programs, patient-centered quality care initiatives, telehealth connections to cutting-edge medicine, continuing professional education and library resources. Each center serves a multiple-county region.
  • HRSA-sponsored programs that promote the availability of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.
    • Arkansas Medical Education Primary Care Partnership. This HRSA-sponsored program (direct funding = $7.4 million) supports the development and implementation of new and/or expanded preclinical and clinical medical school curricula, training tracks, and branch campuses that prepare medical students to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the primary care needs of individuals living in rural and medically underserved communities in Arkansas.
    • Arkansas Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC).This HRSA sponsored program (direct funding = $2.5 million) enhances the training of all UAMS Regional Campus Family Medicine residents while increasing their exposure to clinical rotations and new Residencies/Rural Training Tracks in rural and medically underserved communities across Arkansas. New clinical settings and partnerships include Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals and other rural clinics.
  • Community Health and Education program (CHE)
    • This statewide program provides high-quality continuing education for primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals. The program currently focuses on increasing colorectal screening, decreasing the rate of obesity, and providing updates on public health issues and state-of-the-art primary care practice. This program is conducted by a staff of seven FTE and is supported by two federal grants ($5.8 million), a number of local contracts, and about $150,000 in earned revenue from tuition and fees.

Research

The DFPM Research and Evaluation Division (RED) focuses on family and environmental factors linked with poor health, growth and psychosocial development of children. The department conducts research to test theoretical models, collaborate with community partners to implement and evaluate programs, train on research-based models, and translate those models into community settings. In 2020, RED has five fully funded research faculty leading over 50 professional staff with $6 million annual funding. RED has ongoing projects touching community partners in all 75 Arkansas counties. The diverse research agenda of the faculty includes HIV prevention, childhood obesity prevention, assessing and addressing adverse childhood experiences, and infant mental health. RED faculty partner with UAMS College of Medicine faculty in psychiatry and pediatrics and faculty in the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy. Funding sources include the NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, the state of Arkansas and private foundations.

 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS CampusThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences began in 1879 as a private, proprietary medical school founded by eight local physicians. In 1899, the school became affiliated with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as its medical branch. The College of Medicine was established in 1918, followed by the Graduate School (1943), College of Pharmacy (1951), College of Nursing (1953), College of Health Professions (1971), and the College of Public Health (2001).

Since 2004, UAMS has experienced an unprecedented period of growth with more than $400 million in construction of new facilities or expansion projects, transforming the campus and facilitating the achievement of each of our mission areas of patient care, research, and education. The projects, now completed, include a new medical center, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building, a five-floor expansion of the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, and a new residence hall. A 12-floor expansion of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute opened in August 2010 and a four-floor expansion of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging was completed in 2016.

In early 2009, UAMS opened a new hospital, a 540,000-square-foot facility with 234 adult beds (since expanded to 346) and 64 neonatal beds. This facility enables UAMS to create comfort, hope and healing for more patients and families than ever before. Also in 2009, UAMS opened the Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville in order to expand the number of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals in the state, to take advantage of outstanding opportunities for research collaborations at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and to better serve a rapidly growing part of the state.

As the only academic medical center and health sciences university in Arkansas, UAMS leads health care education, research and clinical care in the state. With a total workforce exceeding 11,000 and an annual budget of approximately $1.6 billion, UAMS is an important driving force in Arkansas. Last year, more than 3,000 students matriculated into our accredited educational programs.

In 2019, UAMS completed a 10-year strategic planning process resulting in Vision 2029. This document can be found at https://web.uams.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2019/07/UAMS-Vision-2029.pdf. Included in this plan was the organization of all of UAMS’ clinical assets into a single entity termed UAMS Health. Information about UAMS Health is available at https://UAMSHealth.com.

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine is the largest academic unit of UAMS with a freshman class size of 174. The College is also responsible for training nearly 700 residents and fellows each year in 63 ACGME-accredited programs. There are approximately 2,000 faculty members in the College and 1,500 non-faculty staff members. The College is organized into 22 clinical and seven basic science departments. The overall budget for the College of Medicine exceeds $300 million. For more information about the College, visit https://medicine.uams.edu/.

The Executive Vice Chancellor of UAMS and Dean of the College of Medicine is Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., FACS, an accomplished academic physician, educator and administrator. Dr. Westfall assumed this position in 2018. More information about Dr. Westfall can be found at: https://medicine.uams.edu/news/christopher-t-westfall-m-d-appointed-uams-college-of-medicine-dean/

Dr. Westfall’s vision for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is to build a nationally prominent academic department that serves as the statewide primary care foundation for UAMS Health, trains future generations of primary care providers to meet the needs of Arkansas communities, and facilitates growth of the department’s portfolio of community-based research programs. It is also expected that the DFPM Chair will be an important content expert in the development and implementation of UAMS’ population health strategies.

The mission of the College is to improve health and increase knowledge through innovative teaching, ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art patient care, and outstanding service to Arkansas, our nation and the world. The College’s vision is to lead the way in educating exemplary physicians and translating biomedical discovery into innovative treatments that enable our health care teams to deliver superior medical care.

Departments, Divisions & Centers

Clinical Departments

Anesthesiology
Dermatology
Geriatrics
Emergency Medicine
Family and Preventive Medicine
Internal Medicine
Medical Humanities
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Pathology
Pediatric and Special Needs Dentistry
Pediatrics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

Basic Science Departments

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Informatics
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physiology and Biophysics

 

Institutes

Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. The vision of the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation is to eliminate health care disparities in Arkansas and beyond through digital health and health care innovations that embrace technology to improve access to and the quality of clinical care, education and research. More information is available at https://idhi.uams.edu/.

Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. The Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, led by T. Glenn Pait, M.D., is the most comprehensive research, education and clinical care facility dedicated to spine and neurosciences in the region. UAMS leads Arkansas in brain and spine health by being the first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the state, the only multidisciplinary center for movement disorders, the only adult Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and the only multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained neurosurgeons, neurologists and interventional pain physicians in one outpatient neurosciences center. More information is available at https://spine.uams.edu/.

Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging (RIOA), led by Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., meets the needs of older individuals with the highest standards of service, research and care currently available. The UAMS Centers on Aging is a program of RIOA that partners with UAMS Regional Campuses, local and regional hospitals, Area Agencies on Aging, local colleges and universities, and local communities. The Centers on Aging improves health outcomes of older Arkansans by delivering high-quality health care, conducting research on aging and age-related diseases, providing educational programs on aging for health care professionals and the public, andinfluencing public policy. More information is available at:  https://aging.uams.edu/outreach/uams-centers-on-aging/ and https://aging.uams.edu/.

Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, led by Paul Phillips, M.D., provides comprehensive, caring and compassionate treatment for a wide range of eye conditions and illnesses. Along with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, the Jones Eye Institute’s research and education programs ensure a better state of health now and in the future. More information is available at: https://eye.uams.edu/.

Psychiatric Research Institute. The UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI), led by G. Richard Smith, M.D., treats and studies various forms of mental illness and has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people. PRI is a one-of-a-kind facility that houses many of the behavioral health clinics within the UAMS Health system. More information is available at: https://psychiatry.uams.edu/.

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, led by Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., is Arkansas’ only academic cancer treatment and research center. Since opening its doors in 1989, the Cancer Institute has grown to include 15 specialty and seven support clinics with more than 113,000 patient visits per year. The Institute’s staff of physicians, nurses, researchers and other health care professionals is dedicated to improving the health of cancer patients from Arkansas and beyond. In 2010, the Cancer Institute celebrated the grand opening of a 12-story expansion. Filled with natural light, the expansion is an environment designed to promote comfort and convenience for patients and collaborative opportunities for physicians, scientists and other health care professionals. More information is available at: http://cancer.uams.edu/about-us.

Research

UAMS has a robust environment for biomedical research with resources committed to faculty development, recruitment, infrastructure and core facilities. Specific areas of research strength in the College of Medicine include cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, aging, bone and mineral metabolism, molecular cardiovascular research, nutrition and drug addiction.

Biomedical Informatics. The Department of Biomedical Informatics develops computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information for patient care and research programs. Dr. Fred Prior, Chair of Biomedical Informatics, is the Director of the NIH-supported Center for High Performance Computing. The department has a recently established clinical informatics fellowship, which trains two fellows per year. More information is available at: https://dbmi.uams.edu/.

Translational Research Institute. The Translational Research Institute (TRI), led by Laura James, M.D., and funded by a five year, $24.2 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), provides resources for translational research at UAMS. The CTSA provides funds to support research career development for junior faculty as well as post-doctoral graduate students. Pilot grants are available to UAMS faculty who are interested in pursuing research in four key areas: 1) research that addresses the health challenges of rural populations; 2) research that utilizes informatics approaches; 3) research on special populations; and 4) implementation science research. The TRI provides programmatic support to faculty for IRB submissions, budget development and negotiations, clinical trials administrative and coordinator support, statistics, informatics, data management and research participant recruitment. TRI also hosts a number of research-focused educational programs that are available to all UAMS faculty. More information is available at: https://tri.uams.edu.

Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The College of Medicine is the academic home to two COBREs, and College faculty lead two COBREs at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI). Specific Centers include:

  • Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses (UAMS, Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., Phase II, $15.4 million)
  • Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research (UAMS, Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., Phase I, $11.3 million)
  • Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention (ACRI, Judith Walker, Ph.D., Phase I, $9.4 million)
  • Center for Translational Pediatric Research (ACRI, Alan Tackett, Ph.D., Phase I, $11.5 million)

UAMS has one additional COBRE that is housed in the College of Pharmacy (COP):

  • Center for Studies of Host Response to Cancer Therapy (COP, Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., Phase I, $10.5 million)

Each of these centers is associated with concentrations of technology available to all researchers. Specific technology cores include:

  • Flow cytometry core
  • DNA sequencing
  • Irradiation and animal care
  • Genomics core
  • Experimental pathology core
  • Tissue biorepository and procurement service
  • Brain imaging research center
  • Bioanalytical core
  • Digital microscopy core
  • Ultrasound imaging core
  • Proteomics core
  • Molecular imaging core
  • Science communications core
  • Genetic models core

In FY 2019, research funding received by UAMS faculty based at UAMS, the VA, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital totaled $104 million. For more information regarding the research programs within the College of Medicine please visit: https://medicine.uams.edu/research/.

UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

UAMS Northwest campus exteriorNorthwest Arkansas is the 14th-fastest growing metro area in the United States and the state’s fastest growing region. Northwest Arkansas is headquarters to some of the largest companies in the world including Walmart, JB Hunt, and Tyson Foods. It is also home to the University of Arkansas System’s flagship university with over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus trains more than 300 future health care providers each year in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiologic imaging and genetic counseling. For the 2020-21 Academic Year, 19 College of Medicine juniors and 20 seniors are completing their clinical training in Northwest Arkansas on our campus and in area hospitals. The UAMS Family Medicine Residency in Northwest Arkansas accepts nine trainees per year and runs clinics and inpatient services in Fayetteville and Springdale. Other UAMS-sponsored clinical entities in Northwest Arkansas include the UAMS College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency and clinic in Springdale, the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, the Butterfield Trail Geriatrics Clinic and pediatrics, geriatrics and rehabilitation therapy clinics.

To learn more about the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus visit: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/.

To learn more about Northwest Arkansas visit:

Position Summary

The Chair is the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the chair will provide the strategic vision and operational leadership for departmental academic and research programs. The Chair will work collaboratively with hospital and service line leadership to meet UAMS’ clinical mission and strategic priorities as outlined in Vision 2029. The Chair will also have an important leadership role in the development and implementation of population health strategies that meet the diverse health and health care needs of Arkansas’ communities. The Chair’s office will be located on UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville. The location of this position reflects UAMS’ commitment to developing a robust academic and clinical presence in Northwest Arkansas and the position’s statewide scope of responsibilities. Additionally, this location takes advantage of outstanding opportunities for collaboration with existing research programs at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and the Division of Community Health at UAMS-Northwest.

Goals and Objectives

This position is an outstanding opportunity for an academic family medicine physician to develop a nationally prominent Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Specifically the next Chair will:

  • Promote and ensure excellence of the department’s graduate and undergraduate education programs throughout the state. The Chair is expected to provide well-trained family physicians to communities within Arkansas, especially those in rural and underserved areas of the state.
  • Grow the department’s portfolio of extramurally funded research programs. The Chair is expected to expand the department’s portfolio of federally-funded research programs. There is current research programmatic strength in community-based research in the department as well as the Division of Community Health at UAMS-Northwest.  
  • Work collaboratively with hospital leadership to ensure the highest level of care for patients in UAMS’ family medicine clinics throughout the state. The Chair will work collaboratively with the Director of the Integrated Medicine Service Line and the Vice Chancellor of Regional Campuses to ensure clinical excellence in each of the family medicine clinics throughout the state. It is expected that this statewide network of family medicine clinics will serve as the primary care foundation for the UAMS Health System.
  • Work collaboratively with hospital leadership and investigators in the UAMS College of Public Health to develop and implement a state-of-the-art population health program. The Chair will play an important leadership role in the development and implementation of UAMS’ population health strategies that meet the diverse needs of Arkansas communities.
  • Recruit, develop and retain an outstanding and diverse clinical and academic faculty and staff. The Chair will be primarily responsible for the development of a robust and diverse faculty of physicians and other primary care specialists who will advance UAMS’ mission in family and preventive medicine, primary care, population health and community based research.

 

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • M.D./M.P.H., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine and licensure, or eligibility for licensure, in the state of Arkansas
  • Progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic medical center or a similar large health care system
  • National recognition for achievement in clinical, educational, and/or research mission areas that warrant appointment at the professorial rank
  • A minimum of ten years of practice experience in family medicine
  • A clear commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Specific experience in development and implementation of population health strategies

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting
  • Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships
  • Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition
  • A clear commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others
  • Unquestioned personal integrity

 

Procedure for Consideration

Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at jtunno@uams.edu.  Contact Mr. Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.

Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.