Promotion and Tenure Recipients 2019

Promotion and Tenure Recipients 2019

The UAMS College of Medicine congratulates the following faculty members who are being promoted in rank or who are being promoted and receiving tenure in 2019. Promotions to associate professor and professor are effective July 1, 2019. The faculty members were honored at Dean’s Honor Day on April 24, 2019.

Faculty members lined up on stage

Eleven College of Medicine faculty members who are now associate professors will be come full professors on July 1. Pictured from left are Ashley Bean, M.D., Jayne Bellando, Ph.D., Teresa Hudson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Kedar Jambhekar, M.D. Mohamed Kamel, M.D., Jonathan Laryea, M.D., Daniel Voth, Ph.D., Kristin Zorn, M.D., and College of Medicine Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D. Thomas Best, M.D., M. Sidney Dassinger III, M.D., and Kartik Shankar, Ph.D., were unable to attend the ceremony.

Stage filled with faculty members

Forty-seven COM faculty members are being promoted from assistant professor to associate professor this year – so many that even with a few missing, they barely fit on the stage in Fred Smith Auditorium. Pictured with them are Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair Tim Chambers, Ph.D., (far left) and COM Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D. (far right).


Five people on stage

Six College of Medicine faculty members, including the five shown here, were honored as new professors emeritus. They have collectively contributed 240 years of service to UAMS. From left are: E. Robert Burns, Ph.D., Teresa Kramer, Ph.D., Dennis D. Lucy Jr., M.D., Joanna Seibert, M.D., and David Straub, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Helen Benes, Ph.D., was unable to attend.

Promotion to Associate Professor

Faculty members shaking hands

Pediatric anesthesiologist Robin Morris, M.D., is greeted by Dr. Christopher Westfall as she is being honored for her promotion to associate professor.

Karen Abbott, Ph.D.

Ahmed Abuabdou, M.D.

Michael Angtuaco, M.D.

Ashley Antipolo, M.D.

Jessica Beavers, M.D.

Elijah Bolin, M.D.

Keith Bush, Ph.D.

Kari Caradine, M.D.

Rachel Clingenpeel, M.D.

Denise Compton, Ph.D.

Courtney Edgar-Zarate, M.D.

Faculty shaking hands

Colorectal surgeon Jonathan Laryea, M.D., is congratulated on his promotion to professor by Dr. Christopher Westfall.

Jason Farrar, M.D.

Jaimie Flor, M.D.

Robert Garrison, M.D.

Anthony Goudie, Ph.D.

Priya Gupta, M.D.

Laura Hollenbach, M.D.

Susanne Jeffus, M.D.

Nithin Karakala, M.D.

Noojan Kazemi, M.D.

Joshua Kennedy, M.D.

Faculty members shaking hands

Kristin Zorn, M.D., Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, is congratulated by Dean Christopher Westfall on her promotion to professor.

Faiza Khan, M.D.

Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D.

Mary Katherine Kimbrough, M.D.

Shashank Kraleti, M.D.

Sara Landes, Ph.D.

Russell Mayo, M.D.

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D.

James Meek, D.O.

Robin Morris, M.D.

Daniela Ochoa, M.D.

Kalpana Padala, M.D.

Soumya Pandey, M.D.

Joy Pemberton, Ph.D.

Faculty members shaking hands

Neurosurgeon Noojan Kazemi, M.D., receives congratulations on his promotion to associate professor from Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D.

Elizabeth Pulliam, Psy.D.

Brien Rabenhorst, M.D.

Jill Ramsey, M.D.

Regis Renard, M.D.

Amy Seay, Ph.D.

Matthew Spond, M.D.

Elizabeth Storm, M.D.

Sukesh Sukumaran, M.D.

William Ventres, M.D.

Vini Vijayan, M.D.

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D.

Keith Wolter, M.D., Ph.D.

Dala Zakaria, M.D.

Faculty members shaking hands

Teresa Kramer, Ph.D., is congratulated on being named a Professor Emeritus by Dr. Christopher Westfall.


Promotion to Professor

Ashley Bean, M.D.

Jayne Bellando, Ph.D.

Thomas Best, M.D.

Sidney Dassinger III, M.D.

Teresa Hudson, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Kedar Jambhekar, M.D.

Mohamed Kamel, M.D.

Jonathan Laryea, M.D.

Kartik Shankar, Ph.D.

Daniel Voth, Ph.D.

Kristin Zorn, M.D.


Congratulations to our new Professors Emeritus!

Helen Beneš, Ph.D.

Robert Burns, Ph.D.

Teresa Kramer, Ph.D.

Dennis D. Lucy Jr., M.D.

Joanna Seibert, M.D.

David Straub, M.D., Ph.D.