New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro said Wednesday that it has promoted Ben Woodruff to director of clinical education and hired Brian Brown and Tiffny Calloway as regional administrators for northeast Arkansas.
"Ben has been a key member of our team for three years and we are excited for him to take a leadership role in our department," Amanda Deel, NYITCOM's associate dean of academic affairs, said in a news release. "We are equally thrilled to add Brian and Tiffny, who like Ben are Arkansas natives and are passionate about playing a role to improve health care in their home state and the Delta region."
Woodruff, a Jonesboro native, joined NYITCOM in 2017 as a regional administrator, responsible for building relationships with hospitals, clinics and physicians to create clinical education opportunities in northeast Arkansas for the college's third- and fourth-year medical students.
In his new role, Woodruff will travel to the sites where NYITCOM students rotate and assist the college's five regional administrators in creating, maintaining and expanding clinical education opportunities for students.
Brown and Calloway will serve as the primary contacts for NYITCOM's third- and fourth-year students performing clerkships in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. They will also be responsible for recruiting physicians to serve as preceptors, and will maintain relationships with NYITCOM's hospital and clinical partners.
Brown, a native of Helena, has returned to Arkansas after living in Panama City, Florida, where he spent four years as an account manager with Preferred Materials Inc.
Calloway is originally from Pine Bluff and previously served as director of community development for the city of Jonesboro.