Fred H. Faas, M.D., Elected President Of Southeast Lipid Association

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Fred H. Faas, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was recently elected to serve as president of the Southeast Lipid Association (SELA).


Faas, a staff physician at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, was elected at the Seventh Annual Scientific Forum in Pinehurst, N.C.


After receiving his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School, he completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at UAMS. He serves as vice chairman of the UAMS Institutional Review Board.


The Southeast Lipid Association (SELA) is a regional branch of the National Lipid Association (NLA). The NLA serves health care professionals who manage patients with lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease. The NLA’s mission is to help reduce deaths related to high cholesterol.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.