UAMS’ McComber Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Resources

By David Robinson

This award is given annually to the human resource professional who has continually shown outstanding service and has promoted the profession of human resource management throughout their career.

McComber, a senior professional in human resources, was evaluated on honesty, leadership, commitment, competence and integrity, including her vision for moving the field of human resources forward, program success that has benefited the profession, and contributions to the profession that truly stand out.

McComber is the former chair of the Society for Human Resource Management, the largest professional association in that field with more than 250,000 members. She has served as state director for the Arkansas Council and past president for the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association, whose board she currently chairs.

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 hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 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. Visit or