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Dr. Renee A. Bornemeier is the Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Additional Resources for Faculty
The Department of Pediatrics faculty are also supported through the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Academic Affairs.
Some of the Division’s Departments and Units include:
- Campus Life and Student Support Services — The Department of Campus Life is committed to strengthening the campus community and creating an atmosphere that enhances each student’s academic experience and connection to UAMS. Activities, facilities and organizations facilitated by this department include: Campus Housing, the Student Center, Associated Student Government, Recognized Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Social and Interprofessional Events & Activities for students, Student Health Insurance Verification, and the Student Life mobile app.
- Center for Faculty Excellence — The Center for Faculty Excellence offers an array of resources and support for UAMS faculty members at all stages of their careers. These resources include the Onboarding Program for new faculty, the Faculty Excellence Seminar series, the Mentorship Program, the Executive Coaching program, the Mediating Disputes program, several leadership development opportunities, the Women’s Faculty Development Caucus activities, Promotion & Tenure guidance and support, recognition programs and other resources to help UAMS faculty members succeed.
- Center for Health Literacy — The Center for Health Literacy is a nationally recognized, award-winning interprofessional team of health literacy experts dedicated to improving individual and population health by making health information easy to understand and use. The center provides plain language services to individuals and organizations across the globe who communicate health information with patients and the public. The group includes experts in: Health communication, Health education, Spanish language interpreting and translation, and Community health.
- Centers for Simulation Education — The centers encompass the Center for Clinical Skills, Simulation Center and the Standardized Patients program, offering state-of-the-art medical simulation technology to allow students, residents, fellows and employees to perform assessments and practice their clinical skills in a safe environment while receiving feedback about their encounters. With facilities on both the Little Rock campus and UAMS Northwest Campus in Fayetteville, the centers provide high-quality simulation activities with high-tech manikins and standardized patient encounters with persons coached to simulate actual patients.
- Institutional Research, Policy, and Accreditation — Institutional Research, Policy, and Accreditation perform administrative functions in support of the academic enterprise – the colleges and the Graduate School – as well as for the UAMS Provost and the campus at large. This includes work to ensure the institution and its academic programs remain accredited and in compliance with academic policies. The department’s many roles also include academic reporting, policy development and program review.
- Office of Academic Services — The Office of Academic Services coordinates support services to UAMS faculty, staff, and students on the Little Rock and Northwest campuses. Academic Services is composed of three support divisions: Room Scheduling, Laboratory Support and Instrumentation Repair.
- Office of Continuing Education — The Office of Continuing Education works with UAMS departments and health-related organizations, medical associations or societies, and other organizations to jointly provide accredited continuing education activities. The office also provides conference planning services.
- Office of Educational Development — The Office of Educational Development provides consultation on Blackboard and other eLearning software and tools, as well as houses the Teaching Scholars program for faculty interested in educational research and scholarship. OED services and resources are free to UAMS faculty and include faculty development workshops, Blackboard and Collaborate support, interactive module development, and video recording and editing.
- Office of Interprofessional Education — The office contributes to the curriculum development, scholarship productivity, research infrastructure, and collaborative practice environment across all five UAMS colleges and the graduate school. The office also coordinates an interprofessional curriculum that is a graduation requirement for all UAMS students.