The UAMS College of Medicine congratulates the following faculty members who are being promoted in rank and/or receiving tenure in 2018. The faculty members were honored at Dean’s Honor Day on April 24.

Promotion to Associate Professor

Jennifer Andrews, M.D.
Srinivas Ayyadevara, Ph.D.
Sudeepa Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.
Karl Boehme, Ph.D.
Jennings Boyette, M.D.
Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D.
Chien Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Cucciare, Ph.D.
Rahul Dasgupta, M.D.
Lou Ann Eads, M.D.
Carly Eastin, M.D.
Aime Franco, Ph.D.
Masil George, M.D.
Galina Glazko, Ph.D.
Bradley Goodson, M.D.
Peter Goulden, M.D.
Kristie Hadden, Ph.D.
Khaled Khasawneh, M.D.
Kristin Lienhart, M.D.
Matthew Lindberg, M.D.
John Lowery, D.V.M.
Samuel Mackintosh, Ph.D.
Melanie MacNicol, Ph.D.
Nikhil Meena, M.D.
Pooja Motwani, M.D.
Sanjiv Pasala, M.D.
Roopa Ram, M.D.
John Robben, M.D.
Eric Rosenbaum, M.D., M.P.H.
Debopam Samanta, M.D.
Liudmila Schafer, M.D.
Douglas Seglem, D.O.
Elizabeth Sellars, M.D.
Brandi Whitaker, Ph.D.
Erin Willis, M.D.
Zhifu Xiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Venkat Laxmi Yeruva, Ph.D.

 

Tenure Only

Donald Johann Jr., M.D.

 

Promotion to Professor

Maria Almeida, Ph.D.
Gohar Azhar, M.D.
Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D.
Nicola Edge, Ph.D.
Xiang-Yang “George” Lou, Ph.D.
Nicole Massoll, M.D.
Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jill Mhyre, M.D.
Prasad Padala, M.D.
Tarun Pandey, M.D.
Allen Sherman, Ph.D.
Sara Tariq, M.D.
Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, M.D.

 

Promotion to Emeritus Professor

Debra H. Fiser, M.D.
Aubrey J. Hough, M.D.*
William D. Wessinger, Ph.D.*

*effective July 1, 2017

 

Promotion to Distinguished Professor

Jawahar “Jay” Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Two group photos of faculty members

Faculty members being promoted to professor (top group) and associate professor (bottom group) received hearty rounds of applause from colleagues and family members at Dean's Honor Day

Woman and man

Teresa Kramer, Ph.D., chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, congratulates Jawahar "Jay" Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., on receiving the prestigious rank of distinguished professor

Man and woman

Former pathology chair and associate dean Aubrey J. Hough Jr., M.D., and Debra H. Fiser, M.D., who served as College of Medicine dean from 2006-2013, were honored for becoming emeritus professors. William D. Wessinger, Ph.D., (not pictured) was also honored as an emeritus professor.