Rawle Seupaul, M.D., To Lead Emergency Medicine Department

By Ben Boulden

Seupaul, also an expert on evidence-based medicine education, previously served on the Emergency Medicine faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis.

As an honors graduate, he received his medical degree in 1997 from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency in emergency medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., serving as chief resident in his final year.

He joined the Indiana University faculty as an assistant professor in 2000 and was promoted to associate professor in 2008. He has taught evidence-based medicine at the school since 2000 and has served as its statewide director for evidence-based medicine since 2006. He received the Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award in 2005 and was named Teacher of the Year in the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2008 and 2011.

Seupaul has been the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials in emergency medicine. Additionally, he has authored 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous other publications.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.