UAMS Names Director of Eighth AHEC

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Dennis F. Moore, Pharm.D., has been named the first director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Area Health Education Center (AHEC) North Central, located in Batesville and Mountain Home.


Moore was director of pharmacy services from 2001-2006 at White River Health Systems, Inc., in Batesville, and most recently was staff pharmacist at White River Medical Center, also in Batesville. Moore became director of UAMS’ eighth AHEC on Dec. 1.


AHEC North Central will provide needed health care education and other health-related programs for a 10-county region. It is the first AHEC located within two community colleges: the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and Arkansas State University Mountain Home. Each college is constructing new facilities that will house the AHEC’s programs.


Batesville, about 75 miles southeast of Mountain Home, will serve as AHEC North Central’s primary administrative office, but the two locations will offer equal programs. The AHEC serves Baxter, Fulton, Sharp, Independence, Stone, Cleburne, Van Buren, Searcy, Marion and Izard counties. Those counties fall between AHEC Northwest in Fayetteville/Springdale and AHEC Northeast in Jonesboro.


Moore has served as executive director of Bridgeway Treatment Center, Transylvania County Hospital in Brevard, N.C., and president of Integrative Resources, a private consulting firm in Asheville, N.C. While at Appalachian Hall in Asheville, he was director of the Pharmacy Department and director of the Woodhill Treatment Center.


Moore graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1972, and began his career as assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at Mercer School of Pharmacy in Atlanta.


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