Lee Archer Recognized by Pulaski County Medical Society (UAMS Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Lee Archer, UAMS
Dr. Lee Archer, UAMS
Harold Dean, Amy Wenger and Christina Clark of UAMS
Harold Dean, Amy Wenger and Christina Clark of UAMS

Robert “Lee” Archer was honored by the Pulaski County Medical Society with the President’s Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to Medicine during the society’s annual meeting at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock.

Archer was nominated by his peers and confirmed in a vote by the society’s board of directors.

Archer is a neurologist and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency and has served for more than 30 years. He founded UAMS’ Multiple Sclerosis Service in 1987 and co-directed the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at UAMS from 1989 to 2003. Archer became interim chair of the Department of Neurology in 2016 and chairman in 2017. He also holds the Major and Ruth Nodini Chair in Neurology, is president of the Arkansas Medical Society and served as chair of the University Hospital Medical Ethics Advisory Committee and the UAMS College of Medicine Promotion & Tenure Committee, which he chaired in 2016-17. He is active with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has served on the board of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Association, chairing the organization from 2014 to 2016.

Graduating UAMS College of Medicine seniors have awarded Archer three Gold Sash and numerous Red Sash awards for his teaching. He has received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the UAMS College of Medicine Alumni Association and the inaugural Humanism in Medicine Award for faculty in the college. Archer received the UAMS Helen May Compassionate Care Award in 2015 and was honored later that year as the Physician of the Year in the Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes ceremony. He was voted Best Neurologist in Arkansas in 2010.

Harold Dean has been elected president-elect of the board of directors of the Association of Social Work Boards at the association’s 2018 annual meeting of delegates in November.

Dean is the clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He has served as a director at large on the association’s board of directors since 2016.

Christina Clark has been named vice chancellor for institutional support services and chief operating officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Clark previously was interim vice chancellor for administration and served as the chancellor’s chief of staff. She will oversee campus operations, information technology and the police department.

Amy Wenger has been named the chancellor’s chief of staff at UAMS.

Wenger previously served as administrator of the Women & Infants Health Service Line and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the College of Medicine. She earned her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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