UAMS Gains New Chair in Surgical Leadership & Innovation (Movers & Shakers)

Ronald Robertson
Ronald Robertson (UAMS)

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine has invested Dr. Ronald D. Robertson in the Gilbert S. Campbell Chair in Surgical Leadership & Innovation. Robertson, who has been at UAMS for 37 years, is a professor and the chair of the Department of Surgery.

Samuel Overley
Samuel Overley (UAMS)

Dr. Samuel Overley was recognized by the North American Spine Society’s SpineLine magazine 20 Under 40 list honoring the best spine professionals under the age of 40. Overley is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was selected by the magazine’s review team.

Nikki Smith
Nikki Smith (Walmart)

Nikki Smith has received the Best Technician for Service Award in the annual Best of the Best Pharmacy Awards held by SingleCare of Columbus, Ohio. Smith has been a Walmart pharmacy technician in Fayetteville for six years and was selected from the top 10 pharmacy technicians in the country.

Morgan Storey
Morgan Storey (CHI St. Vincent Urogynecology Clinic)

Morgan Storey has joined the CHI St. Vincent Urogynecology Clinic in Little Rock. Storey is an advanced practice nurse practitioner and licensed family nurse practitioner who specializes in urogynecology.

Joshua Szostek
Joshua Szostek (CHI St. Vincent)

Joshua Szostek is the new vice president of operations at CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock. Szostek will oversee operational improvements and workflow efficiencies across the health system and the finance department.

Laura Grimes and Kim Kirkman
Laura Grimes and Kim Kirkman (Arkansas Hospice Foundation)

Arkansas Hospice Foundation of North Little Rock has made two new hires. Laura Grimes is the new communications and events coordinator. She will provide media support for activities and fundraising campaigns, and coordinate events such as annual fundraising. Kim Kirkman has been hired as vice president and chief philanthropy officer at Arkansas Hospice. She will now lead the foundation team and fundraising campaigns including planned giving, capital campaigns, memorials and grants.

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