UAMS Names Bellamy Chair for Department of Radiation and Imaging Studies

By Jon Parham

Bellamy, who started as department chair July 1, previously served since 2003 as a faculty member in the college’s Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences program and also as director for the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate program. The Department of Radiation and Imaging Studies includes the college’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Imaging Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate, Radiologic Imaging Sciences and Radiologic Assistant programs.

Bellamy, a certified nuclear medicine technologist, received a doctorate in Health Systems Research in 2013 from UAMS. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from UAMS in 2006. He also earned an advanced certificate in diagnostic medical sonography and bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology from UAMS.

He is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging — Technologist Section and the American Public Health Association.

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. or