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| LITTLE ROCK — The College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) School of Medication invested Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS govt vice chancellor and School of Medication dean, within the Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair throughout a Nov. 9 ceremony.
“Serving because the Dean of the School of Medication is an unbelievable honor, and as we speak I’m privileged to be invested within the Arkansas Medical Society Distinguished Dean’s Chair,” mentioned Smyth. “I’m significantly appreciative of the arrogance that the chancellor and provost positioned in me and the chance to additional the imaginative and prescient of UAMS to make Arkansas a more healthy state in partnership with eminent organizations such because the Arkansas Medical Society.”
Smyth is a nationally identified heart specialist and translational scientist who brings in depth expertise in instructional, medical and analysis program management. Since becoming a member of UAMS in June 2021, Smyth has launched and expanded quite a few initiatives to enhance well being in Arkansas whereas additionally growing the School of Medication’s nationwide standings in major care and different points of schooling, analysis and medical care. She has made the pursuit of well being fairness, variety and inclusion a high precedence for the faculty.
An endowed chair is among the many highest educational honors a college can bestow on a college member. A distinguished chair is established with items of no less than $1.5 million, that are invested and the curiosity proceeds used to help the academic, analysis and medical actions of the chair holder. These named to a chair are among the many most extremely regarded scientists, physicians and professors of their fields.
“An endowed chair is the best honor that we are able to bestow on our college members,” mentioned Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Well being. “It is a sign of the work that they’ve performed to advance our educational mission in well being care, and it’s an funding of their productiveness sooner or later.”
The chair was established in 2017 by the School of Medication and the Arkansas Medical Society for the faculty’s most essential management publish.
“The Arkansas Medical Society and the UAMS School of Medication share frequent roots that stretch to the 1870s,” mentioned Stephanie Gardner, Pharm. D., Ed.D., UAMS provost and chief technique officer. “The society and its members have been sturdy and gracious supporters of UAMS, funding scholarships, supporting our applications and establishing the Distinguished Dean’s Chair. We’re grateful for the society’s longstanding help of our establishment, college, college students and our state.”
Smyth was recruited to UAMS from the College of Kentucky School of Medication, the place she served because the Jeff Gill Professor of Cardiology, chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medication and director of the Gill Coronary heart and Vascular Institute since 2011. Since 2006, she has served as a heart specialist and funded investigator for the VA Well being Care System.
Smyth is a physician-scientist whose medical observe in cardiology focuses significantly on arterial and venous thrombosis and whose funded analysis examines the interaction between irritation and thrombosis in vascular biology. She has authored greater than 200 publications and contributed to over a dozen textbooks. She has remained energetic in educating and mentoring all through her profession.
Smyth graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke School in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, earlier than incomes her doctorate in pharmacology and medical diploma from the College of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She accomplished her residency in inside medication, together with a 12 months as chief resident, at College Medical Heart in Stony Brook, New York. She continued her coaching with cardiology fellowships at Mount Sinai Medical College in New York and the College of North Carolina, the place she joined the college in 2001. Smyth was recruited to the College of Kentucky in 2006.
“I used to be profitable in recruiting Dr. Smyth to the College of Kentucky the place she made astounding contributions, creating our medical cardiology program right into a regional powerhouse,” mentioned Frederick C. de Beer, M.D., senior affiliate director for the Heart for Scientific and Translational Science on the College of Kentucky. “What I discover most outstanding about Susan Smyth is the expertise, ability and want in her work. Arkansas is blessed by one of the vital outstanding educational physicians, and one of the vital outstanding individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
UAMS is the state’s solely well being sciences college, with schools of Medication, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate college; a hospital; a predominant 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’ medical enterprise. UAMS is the one grownup Stage 1 trauma heart within the state. UAMS has 3,240 college students, 913 medical residents and fellows, and 5 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 Kids’s, the VA Medical Heart and Baptist Well being. Go to www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Discover us on Fb, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.