FEB. 24, 2006 | In a Feb. 21 ceremony at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), 15 faculty members received the inaugural Chancellor’s Faculty Teaching Award.
The award was created to recognize faculty members on a university-wide basis for their teaching accomplishments. Several teaching awards also are presented within each of the university’s five colleges and graduate school, including the Golden Apple Award, the Red Sash Award and several awards for excellence in service and research.
“We want to make sure to reward our educators for the important work they do here at UAMS,” Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., said. “Our reputation for education is strong, and we intend to keep it that way, particularly as we compete in the future to bring the best and brightest students to our campus.”
Honorees were introduced by the dean of their respective colleges and each received an engraved plate.
For detailed information on each of the award winners, visit http://www.uams.edu/academicaffairs/facultyawards.asp.
Susan Beland, M.D. — In 1986, Beland received a medical degree from UAMS and went on to complete her residency in the UAMS Department of Internal Medicine. Today, she is associate professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine as well as the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Red Sash Award and the Golden Apple Award.
Robert Bradsher, M.D. — A 1976 graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine, Bradsher joined the faculty in 1980. He has held the positions of director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and program director for the Internal Medicine residency program and was named the inaugural Richard V. Ebert Professor of Medicine.
Arlo Kahn, M.D. — Kahn is professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the
Neena Grissom, R.N. — Grissom is both an alumna of the
Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N. — A professor in the
Courtney Riggs, R.N. — A graduate of the UAMS College of Nursing, Riggs is currently an acute nurse practitioner and clinical instructor in the college. In 2005, Riggs was awarded the Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award from her peers at UAMS.
Sarah Rhoads, R.N. — Rhoads specializes in women’s health and maternal/child health in her position as the specialty coordinator in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. She is a graduate of the UAMS College of Nursing and is active in several professional organizations.
Kevin W. Ryan, J.D. — Ryan is associate professor in the
D. Keith Williams, Ph.D. — Williams is associate professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the
MacDonald Cave, Ph.D. — Cave serves as professor of neurobiology and developmental sciences (NBDS) in the
Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D. — Cornett joined the UAMS faculty in 1985 and is now professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and coordinator of the UAMS graduate program in physiology and biophysics and director of Arkansas INBRE (Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence). Cornett is the principal investigator of grants totaling almost $14 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Richard Zraick, Ph.D. — A tenured associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the
Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D. — Dunn is a graduate of the UAMS College of Pharmacy and is currently associate professor and a member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His main area of research is medication error reduction.
Amy Franks, Pharm.D. — A graduate of the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Franks now serves as an assistant director in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her teaching focuses on drug management of diseases of the heart and her research interests include investigations of drug-induced alterations of atheroembolic disease risk and the pharmacological management of patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Jan Hastings, Pharm.D. —
Links on this page
Chancellor’s Faculty Teaching Award: http://www.uams.edu/academicaffairs/facultyawards.asp