UAMS’ John C. Ansel, M.D., Named Jansen Chair in Dermatology

By Christina Trimble

His many other achievements include playing a primary role in the clinical definition of the brown recluse spider bite and basic research in the spider venom. After training under Frederic Mohs, M.D., at the University of Wisconsin, Jansen became a founding member of the College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and was responsible for bringing the now widely used Mohs excision technique to Arkansas.

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 2,652 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 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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.