UAMS College of Nursing Names Associate Dean for Service

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LITTLE ROCK – Donna Jean Middaugh, Ph.D., R.N., of Little Rock, a 19-year veteran of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, has been named associate dean for service.


Middaugh was named clinical associate professor in the college in January.  The associate dean for service is a new position, created as part of a restructuring of the college’s management team under Dean Claudia Barone, Ed.D., R.N. Barone said the restructuring brings the college’s mission more formally in line with UAMS’ four-part mission: teaching, healing, searching and serving.


The associate dean for service is responsible for developing the service mission in the College of Nursing. In addition to general administrative supervision, Middaugh will oversee the integration of the college’s scholarship, education and service missions.  


Middaugh, also the college’s Nursing Administration Masters Specialty coordinator and assistant professor in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, began her career at UAMS in 1988 as a College of Nursing instructor. She served as a clinical assistant professor from 1993-2006.


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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 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