July 18, 2007

Tom Mulligan, M.D., Named Director of UAMS Center on Aging in Jonesboro

LITTLE ROCK – Tom Mulligan, M.D., has been named director of the Center on Aging Northeast in Jonesboro. The center is a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, the UAMS Area Health Education Center Northeast and St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.


 


Mulligan also serves as medical director for senior services at St. Bernards. He previously held the position of Ruth S. Jewett professor of medicine at the University of Florida and as director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center (VCU), both in Gainesville, Fla.


 


Prior to that, he held the position of professor of internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.


 


Mulligan was president of the Virginia Geriatrics Society from 2002-2004 and served as either director or co-director of the annual Virginia Geriatrics Conference and the Williamsburg CME Geriatrics Conference for eight years.


 


He is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Federation of Aging Research and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.


 


In 1997, Mulligan received the Center of Excellence Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs for leading the VCU VA Medical Center’s Geriatrics Fellowship Training Program, named one of the top two geriatrics medicine programs in the country.


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,435 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.