In front of a backdrop of the Arkansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol, Arkansas Hospice formally announced that it has earned two distinctions in recognition of providing outstanding care for veterans.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges.
Mark Williams, PhD, has been named dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
He succeeds founding Dean Jim Raczynski, PhD, who stepped down Dec. 31. Jay Gandy, PhD, professor and chair of the Environmental and Occupational Health Department, had served as interim dean.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Youth Services (DYS) transitioned four of its juvenile treatment centers back to a private company to oversee the day-to-day operations. At the same time, the state has begun a more robust contract monitoring program to ensure the new company is providing safe and high-quality treatment.
Alisha McClary, LRCP, recently joined the Physical Therapy Department at Baptist Health-Van Buren as a pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator.