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Elizabeth Caldwell Takes Lead for UAMS Communications

As the director of news and communications, Elizabeth Caldwell will direct UAMS' external communications, which entails overseeing news coverage, facilitating publicity about UAMS and working with the media. She will also help with strategic planning and executive communications. read more >

Radio's Sonny Victory Makes Segue to Real Estate (Movers & Shakers)

Sonny Victory has been hired as a real estate agent at Crye-Leike Real Estate Services in Benton. Victory formerly served as operations manager for Crain Media, working with a number of the company's radio stations. read more >

George Sabo Gets New Digs as New Director of State Archeological Survey

George Sabo III was chosen as the director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey by UA System President Donald R. Bobbitt following a national search. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Find Chad Necessary To Head Systems Security (Movers & Shakers)

Chad Necessary has been named senior vice president and information systems security officer at Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock. Necessary has 17 years of experience in information technology. read more >

Dr. Tom Cummins Joins St. Vincent to Watch Over Patient Care (Super Mover)

Cummins joined St. Vincent on April 1. As vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at the St. Vincent Health System, he will oversee the quality of patient care. He will also maintain relationships and communication between physicians and members of the organization's administration. read more >

Jim Couch Rises to New Position at Delta Dental (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Couch has been named vice president and general counsel at Delta Dental of Arkansas in Sherwood. Couch has more than 20 years of experience providing legal counsel and compliance oversight to health care organizations. read more >

UAMS College of Medicine Awards Dr. Kent Westbrook for Achievements (Super Mover

Dr. Kent Westbrook received the UAMS College of Medicine's Distinguished Faculty Service Award on April 30 as part of the Dean's Honor Day Ceremony, where achievements and contributions of faculty, staff and alumni were recognized. read more >

Fran Hagstrom Ready to Support UA's College of Education & Health Professions (Super Mover)

Appointed by UA Dean Tom Smith, Fran Hagstrom will serve as the first assistant dean of health professions in the College of Education & Health Professions. Her position is effective Aug. 19, and she will provide administrative support for accreditation and curriculum matters in addition to other academic aspects of the college's several health-related programs. read more >

Laura Knox Named Faculty Member of the Year at ASU-Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Knox has been selected as Faculty Member of the Year at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Knox began teaching at the university in 2005 as an adjunct instructor and was promoted to full-time faculty in 2010. read more >

Rhonda Sanders In Line for CEO at Arkansas Foodbank

As CEO of Arkansas Foodbank, Rhonda Sanders will replace Phyllis Haynes, who joined the organization in 1999 and recently announced her retirement. read more >