UAMS Names Elizabeth Caldwell Director of News and Communications

By Nate Hinkel

She will direct UAMS external communications, overseeing news coverage, facilitating publicity about UAMS and working with the media. She will also assist with strategic planning and executive communications, which includes producing the UAMS Journal, the twice-yearly chancellor’s publication, and will work with the offices of institutional advancement and governmental relations.

Caldwell joined UAMS in 2004 as managing editor of the UAMS News Bureau, which produces news releases, magazines and other writing about UAMS services, medical innovations and research.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Before joining UAMS she worked in public relations for the Stone Ward agency and Acxiom Corp, both in Little Rock. Before that she spent 15 years as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Stephens Media Group’s Arkansas News Bureau.

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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit or