UAMS Professor, Arkansas Children's Doctor Receives Endowed Chair


UAMS Professor, Arkansas Children's Doctor Receives Endowed Chair
From left, Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Dr. Jill Fussell, chair holder of the Harvey and Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics; and UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson. (Karen Segrave)

Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently marked the investiture of Dr. Jill Fussell as recipient and steward of the Harvey and Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics.

Fussell is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, section chief of the division of developmental pediatrics and rehabilitative medicine at UAMS and service chief of rehabilitative and physical medicine at ACH.

Fussell graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with an undergraduate degree in psychology and earned her medical degree from UAMS in 1997. She completed a pediatric residency and developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP) fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

She joined UAMS as a clinical instructor in 2002.

Fussell is also medical director of Arkansas' foster care assessment program, the Project for Adolescent and Child Evaluation. She has served as program director of the UAMS DBP fellowship since 2007 and been awarded the UAMS Department of Pediatrics Educator of the Year award three times. 

She is also currently the state's principal investigator for a large federally funded interdisciplinary training grant, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, is on the board of directors for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 

Fussell is also on the National Executive Committee of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, and is the chair-elect.