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UAMS chancellor finalists

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As mentioned here several days ago, the finalists to be chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been chosen and all are from out of state.


Finalists selected in UAMS chancellor search
LITTLE ROCK – Four finalists have been selected in the nationwide search for the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
The finalists are Dr. David S. Guzick, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.; Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell, executive vice dean for Research and Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.; Dr. Daniel W. Rahn, president of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.; and Dr. Marschall S. Runge, vice dean for clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Biographical information on the finalists is below. For more information, visit
Chaired by University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg, an advisory search committee selected the finalists with the help of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, hired by the University of Arkansas Foundation.
“I’m extremely pleased with the progress of our search and am grateful to the members of our outstanding search committee for their hard work,” Sugg said. “We have four very strong candidates, and I’m looking forward to the next phase of this process.”
The finalists will each visit UAMS for two days of meetings with members of the university faculty, administration and campus community. Guzick will visit on Feb. 26 and 27, Runge on March 2 and 3, Jarrell on March 5 and 6, and Rahn on March 9 and 10.
Each candidate will also meet with the UA Board of Trustees in an executive session. The board will meet with Guzick on Feb. 26 at 3:00 p.m., Runge on March 2 at 3:00 p.m., Jarrell on March 5 at 3:00 p.m. and Rahn on March 10 at 1:00 p.m. All of the meetings will be in the James H. Hamlen Board Room on the 12th floor of the Stephens Spine Institute at UAMS.
After the visits, Sugg will make a recommendation to the board, which will make the final decision on who is hired.
UAMS Chancellor Search Finalists:
Dr. David S. Guzick
Dr. David S. Guzick is dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in Rochester, N.Y. As dean, Guzick is responsible for the clinical, research and education missions of the school and works with the URMC vice president for health affairs, the president of the hospital system and others to advance patient care, education, research and community health at the university.
Before becoming dean in 2002, Guzick served seven years as the Henry Thiede Professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rochester. From 1986 to 1995, he was professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was also director of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Guzick earned his M.D. and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. He completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell
Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell is executive vice dean for research and academic affairs and professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Jarrell manages and directs both the educational and the research enterprises of the school. He is responsible for the offices of Admissions, Medical Education, Student Affairs, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education, and Student and Faculty Development.
Jarrell began at the University of Maryland in 1997 as professor and chair of the Department of Surgery. Previously, he served as professor and head of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He also chaired the board of the medical college’s faculty practice plan.
From 1984 to 1989, Jarrell was professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, where he received his M.D. He was a resident of General Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and a fellow in Renal Transplantation at McGuire VA Hospital in Virginia.
Dr. Daniel W. Rahn
Dr. Daniel W. Rahn is president of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and senior vice chancellor for health and medical programs for the University System of Georgia. Rahn oversees Georgia’s major public health science center, including schools of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies and Nursing.
Before becoming president in 2001, Rahn served as vice dean for clinical affairs for the MCG School of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer for MCG Health Inc., which manages MCG’s clinical facilities. Rahn started at MCG in 1991 as
vice chairman and director of clinical affairs for the Department of Medicine and as program director for the Internal Medicine residency program.

He began his professional career in 1979 at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lyme Disease Program, director of clinical training in Rheumatology and director of faculty practice for the Department of Internal Medicine. After earning his B.A. and M.D. at Yale, Rahn completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his postdoctoral fellowship in Rheumatology at Yale.

Dr. Marschall S. Runge
Dr. Marschall S. Runge is vice dean for clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. Additionally, he serves as president of UNC Physicians. In these roles, he assists the UNC Health Care CEO in providing overall clinical leadership and direction for the UNC Health Care System and also works in close partnership with the president of UNC Hospitals.

Before joining the UNC faculty in 2000, Runge held the John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Internal Medicine and was director of the Division of Cardiology and the Sealy Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Runge earned his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine. He completed a Cardiology fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and was a faculty member there prior to moving to Emory University as an associate professor of Medicine in 1989.


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