UAMS’ Hosea Long Receives National Award for Distinguished Service

By Jon Parham

Long, who has been at UAMS for the last 20 of his 33-year career in human resources, was honored for service to the organization that represents those working in human resources at institutions of higher education. Long was a charter member of the CUPA-HR Arkansas Chapter when it was formed in 1989. Since then, he has served the organization in virtually every capacity available: president of the Arkansas Chapter from 1994-95; representative to the Southwest Region Board of Directors 1996-2003; and a three-year term on the organization’s national board of directors from 2006-09.

At UAMS, he has been director of recruitment, director of employee relations and director of Human Resources administration before becoming chief human resource officer of the institution in 1998.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: 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. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 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. Visit or