Here are this week’s Accolades, a roundup of some of the honors and accomplishments of College of Medicine and UAMS faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students I’ve heard about recently!
A shout-out to Dr. E. Robert Burns, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, for his newly published analysis of the Partners in Health Science (PIHS) Program, which he directed for 28 years until his retirement last year. “Professional Development for PreK-12 Teachers in Health Science Content Using a ‘Train and Equip’ Approach: 28 Years’ Experience” was published in the Journal of STEM Outreach. The program provided workshops on health sciences content, along with take-home resources, for 22,731 pre-K through 12th grade teachers from 1991 through 2019. That translates to a phenomenal impact on health sciences teaching in Arkansas.
The Department of Pathology’s Dr. Terry Harville and Dr. Soumya Pandey are collaborators on eleven chapters in the recently published edition of “Pediatric Autoimmunity and Transplantation,” published by Springer. Dr. Harville and Dr. Pandey shared their expertise for chapters relating to autoimmunity, secondary immunodeficiency and transplantation. Great work!
I heard two glowing reports recently about Ophthalmology resident Dr. Heather Broyles and her dedication to clinical care, scholarly work and teaching. The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Chris Fowler wrote the Ophthalmology team to applaud Dr. Broyles for going the extra mile on a complicated case as well as for her ongoing graciousness and excellent work on consults and teaching in the Emergency Department. I also join with Ophthalmology Chair Dr. Paul Phillips in congratulating Dr. Broyles for her work as the first author on a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. The article by multiple colleagues in the Jones Eye Institute describes a retinal finding that will enable earlier detection and treatment of temporal arteritis to reduce blindness. Great job!
Kudos to everyone who made the second annual UAMS Epilepsy Symposium a great success. In keeping with Epilepsy Awareness Month, the November 7 virtual event focused on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders. This year’s speakers included the Department of Neurosurgery’s Dr. Gregory Albert and Dr. Viktoras Palys; Dr. Sisira Yadala of the Department of Neurology; the Division of Pediatric Neurology’s Dr. Freedom Perkins and Dr. Kapil Arya; and Neuropsychology fellow Dr. Chrystal Fullen.
Dr. Abdallah Dalabih, Associate Professor in the Critical Care Medicine Section of the Department of Pediatrics, has been accepted into the national Society of Pediatric Research. Dr. Dalabih was nominated by Pediatrics colleagues Dr. Parthak Prodhan and Dr. Michael Stroud. Congratulations!
The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Chris Fowler and Dr. Amanda Young, Assistant Professors in the Division of Education, are among the authors of a recently published, peer-reviewed eBook, “Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 3).” The publication is associated with the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator Program. Dr. Young and Dr. Fowler contributed to a chapter on the Kirkpatrick Model for evaluating results of training programs. Well done!