September 14, 2007

UAMS Names Ludwig Department Chairman of Imaging and Radiation Sciences

LITTLE ROCK – Rebecca Ludwig, Ph.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the College of Health Related Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


 


Ludwig has served as interim chairman since 2005 when the department was created through the merger of the nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography and medical dosimetry programs. She oversees the department and its five divisions, which include more than 90 core and clinical faculty members and more than 200 students. She joined the UAMS faculty in 1997 as an instructor in the radiologic technology program.


 


Ludwig is a registered technologist in the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT), where she also is certified in radiography and quality management. She is a fellow in the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She is a member of the ARRT’s Registered Radiologist Assistant Certification Examination Evaluation Committee, chairman of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Practice Standards Advisory Council and a member of the ASRT Radiologist Assistant Educator Council.


 


She earned a doctorate in health sciences in 2003 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and in 1998 earned a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


 


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.