Wood Chosen Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

By Spencer Watson

“We are very pleased to have someone of such broad experience joining our collaborative leadership team in northwest Arkansas and helping to move UAMS forward in meeting the needs of Arkansans,” said Lance Burchett, vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “I am confident that Dina will bring a wealth of professional experience and beneficial relationships.”

Wood is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a licensed attorney and member of the Arkansas Bar Association. She comes to UAMS from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she served as the director of development. Prior to that, she spent 11 years with the University of Arkansas working in University Advancement.

“At Crystal Bridges and Fulbright College, I was surrounded by talented colleagues and passionate donors, and we surpassed unimaginable fundraising goals. The UAMS team is likewise ambitious and has great potential to attract private investment to the UAMS Northwest campus as well as for other UAMS entities in the region,” Wood said.

Wood’s office will be located at UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville, the only regional campus of the university. Established in 2007 and led by Vice Chancellor Peter Kohler, M.D., UAMS Northwest expands the ability of the state’s only academic health sciences center to train physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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