UAMS’ Worley Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ben Boulden

Linda L. M. Worley, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK – Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry, has received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP).

The award, presented Oct. 11 at the AAP annual meeting in Nashville, is given each year to recognize long-term, sustained contribution to AAP by a national or international leader in education. Worley was recognized for “her valuable contributions to the field of academic psychiatry and for her many years of committed leadership in the organization.”

Worley is also a staff psychiatrist in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Women’s (CAVHS) Primary Care Clinic and an educational consultant in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and serves as faculty in the Distressed Physicians’ Course within the Center for Professional Health.

Worley is a past president of the Association of Academic Psychiatry and is vice president of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.  

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 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or