May 31, 2017 | Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., has been appointed associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Messias is rejoining the UAMS faculty and will also be an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, where he served in a number of leadership positions from 2010 to 2015.

Messias replaces Jeannette M. Shorey II, M.D., who was appointed associate provost for faculty in 2015 and served in both roles during the search for her successor.