UAMS Names Henning Chief Operating Officer of Myeloma Institute

By Jon Parham

Henning will manage administrative operations for the Myeloma Institute, which treats more myeloma patients than any other facility in the country. Founded in 1989, the Myeloma Institute was the first center in the world devoted exclusively to research and clinical care of multiple myeloma and related disorders.

Henning previously worked as associate director of development and project manager in the UAMS Department of Information Technology. There he was involved in development and implementation of the hospital’s online patient portal and patient registration kiosks. In addition, Henning has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Bowen School of Law, teaching classes on intellectual property.

Henning has been a primary member of management in five startup technology companies with responsibilities that included raising capital for the venture-backed companies.

He received his law degree in 2007 from UALR. There he was associate editor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review and earned the Dean’s Certificate of Distinguished Public Service among other honors. He received an undergraduate degree in business/e-business in 2004 from the University of Phoenix.

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. It is the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 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