Chad Bradford has been named managing director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Bradford most recently served as associate artistic director and founding company member at Shake on the Lake Theatre Company of New York from 2016-22.
The Delta Population Health Institute, a branch of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, has honored several people at the inaugural Delta Impact Awards ceremony. Cherisse Jones-Branch, graduate school dean at Arkansas State University, received the Excellence in Education Award. The Excellence in Policy Award was given to Craig Wilson, director of health policy at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Loretta Alexander, health policy director at Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, received the Excellence in Advocacy Award. The Excellence in Journalism Award was given to Lyndsey Gilpin, founder of Southerly. The Excellence in Community Leadership Award was given to James White of Elaine (Phillips County). The Barbara Ross-Lee Impact in Community Engagement Award was given to Kristy Carter, director of marketing for outreach and community engagement at the University of Central Arkansas.
Eric Peterson has been named executive vice president of BioVentures LLC at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Peterson is chair of the UAMS Patent & Copyright Committee and an associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. He will oversee technology development with the University of Arkansas of Fayetteville in his new role.
Loren Miller has been named senior vice president for behavioral health and virtual health for ARcare of Augusta. Miller has more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as assistant vice president of Unity Health in Searcy.
Todd Nickerson has been hired as the new chief development officer of Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock. Nickerson was previously chief development officer of the North American Dental Group of Pittsburgh. In addition, Arianna Amini has been hired as a primary dentist at Rock Family Dental of Little Rock. She's practicing in Conway. Amini starts after completing her residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Kristen Sterba, associate provost for students and administration and director for institutional research, policy and accreditation in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Academic Affairs, was recently elected president of NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, a nonprofit professional organization that focuses on the concerns of those working in the graduate enrollment management environment.
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