Favorite

UAMS Dean to take job in Maryland 

News Release from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
June 7, 2006


LITTLE ROCK – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., announced today the resignation of E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., effective Sept. 1 as vice chancellor and dean of the UAMS College of Medicine.


(For more information, go to the Arkansas Blog at /blogs/arkansasblog/2006/06/reece_leaving_uams.aspx)

Reece, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and an international expert in diabetes and prenatal diagnosis and therapy, is leaving to become vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland and dean of the School of Medicine.



“Dr. Reece has demonstrated steadfast commitment to our missions of patient care, education and research during his tenure. We will miss him and wish him the best in the future,” Wilson said. “As College of Medicine dean he has improved not just medical education but the quality of research at UAMS.”



Wilson said UAMS will begin a search to replace Reece and is confident UAMS will find someone highly qualified to carry forward its goals.



Reece began as dean at UAMS in January 2002 after serving as the Abraham Roth Professor and Chair of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Reece succeeded Wilson, who was dean of medicine from 1986 to 2000, and Interim Dean John P. Shock, M.D., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS.



Reece said he and his family have enjoyed living in Little Rock and working with the wonderful community of people at UAMS.



“I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been Dr. Wilson’s successor as dean of the College of Medicine. I am truly impressed with the institution's commitment to quality health care, education, research, and service to Arkansas, which has gone a long way toward improving the health of all Arkansans,” Reece said.



During Reece’s tenure at UAMS, he oversaw the appointment of seven new Chairs; recruitment of more than 30 funded scientists and leaders; significant expansion of research programs; doubling of research funding; and doubling of the transplant program, including increasing the number of kidney and pancreas transplants and creating the state’s first liver transplant program, with 28 transplants in its first year.



Also during Reece’s time as dean, UAMS began a weight control program, increased the pass rates of medical students on external exams and began statewide and out-of-state telemedicine clinical programs.

Reece is a native of Jamaica, West Indies. He received a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Long Island University, a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine; a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of West Indies and a master’s degree in business administration from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University – Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He was on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine from 1982 to 1991. In 1991, he was recruited to be chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Temple University School of Medicine.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

Favorite

Speaking of Medical News

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Most Shared

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be deputy White House press secretary

    Donald Trump announced additional White House staff today, notably including Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary.
  • Legislation filed for $10 million school voucher program

    The legislation to vastly expand transfer of state tax dollars to private schools came before the school choice day event I mentioned earlier.
  • Pork and more

    Some notes on disparate topics before I take a vacation break.
  • Trumpeting

    When President-elect Trump announced he would, in a few days, force Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance for everyone, poor or rich, that would provide better and cheaper care than they've ever gotten, you had to wonder whether this guy is a miracle worker or a fool.
  • Putin and Trump

    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign?

Latest in Medical Community

  • UAMS earns 10-year reaccreditation

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently learned that it has been reaccredited another 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • Oct 16, 2007
  • UAMS performs 7,000th stem-cell transplant

    The internationally known treatment program for multiple myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reached another milestone today (Oct. 10) as Jeffrey Zwerin of California received the 7,000th stem-cell transplant procedure perfor
    • Oct 10, 2007
  • Richard Morrison receives endowed chair

    Richard P. Morrison, M.D., today became the inaugural recipient of the Chair in Sciences Basic to Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
    • Oct 9, 2007
  • More »

Visit Arkansas

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.

Event Calendar

« »

January

S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Inconsequential News Quiz: Trumpocalypse Now Edition

    • PLEASE READ!!! Celebrate this season with joy and gladness in your heart, Do you know…

    • on January 20, 2017
  • Re: Profile of a plant

    • I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 7 years. A couple of months ago…

    • on January 19, 2017
  • Re: Profile of a plant

    • There is plenty of studies out there, which fill in the holes in this story…

    • on January 19, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation