December 17, 2008

Fallon, Manning Join UAMS Obstetrics/Gynecology Faculty

LITTLE ROCK – Obstetricians Amy M. Fallon, M.D., and Nirvana A. Manning, M.D., have joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Both have been named assistant professors in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the UAMS College of Medicine. They are seeing patients at the University Women’s Health Center.

Fallon earned her medical degree from UAMS in 2004, graduating summa cum laude or with highest distinction. While at UAMS, she was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Fallon earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2000 from Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency in 2008 at UAMS. In 2005, while a resident physician, she received an excellence in teaching award.

Manning earned her medical degree from UAMS in 2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and neuroscience in 1998 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency in 2007 at UAMS. While a resident physician, she was a three-time recipient of an excellence in teaching award.

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.